Professional Education Programs Leading to Licensure
NAU’s Professional Education Programs (PEP) consists of 32 undergraduate and graduate programs across five colleges, that prepare teachers and school leaders, counselors, and psychologists. During AY 2018-2019, there were 4,237 candidates enrolled in initial teacher preparation programs and 564 graduates. There were 2,101 students enrolled in advanced programs and 389 graduates. In 2017, NAU became the only educator preparation provider in Arizona to earn Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation. PEP manages student teaching placements and ensures candidates meet outlined expectations for the student teaching course. PEP also oversees the quality assurance system established to collect and monitor assessment data as well as the accreditation and state approval processes and reporting for education programs leading to licensure in Arizona.