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 Fall 2018, there were 2,222 candidates enrolled in initial teacher preparation programs and 553 graduates. There were 1,099 students enrolled in advanced programs and 454 graduates. In 2017, NAU earned 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.