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Northern Arizona University is proud to be the first Institute of Higher Education in Arizona to attain accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

NAU offers nationally recognized professional education programs for teacher certification at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels, as well as in special education.  The University also offers advanced teacher education programs along with nationally recognized certification programs for principals, superintendents, school counselors, school psychologists, and school speech pathologists.   

Northern Arizona University partners with CAEP and Specialized Professional Associations to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. CAEP’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. Our education faculties believe every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher.

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