NAU's Professional Education Programs (PEP) consists of 41 undergraduate and graduate programs across four colleges, College of Arts& Letters, College of Education, College of Engineering, Forestry, & Natural Sciences, and the College of Health & Human Services, that prepare teachers and school leaders, counselors, and psychologists. During AY 2016-2017, there were 2272 candidates enrolled in initial teacher preparation programs and 587 graduates.  There were 1,164 students enrolled in advanced programs and 399 graduates. In 2017, NAU’s professional education programs became the only educator preparation provider in Arizona to earn Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation.