Managing Student Teaching, Assessment and Accreditation
NAU’s Professional Education Programs (PEP) consists of 32 undergraduate and graduate programs across four colleges, that prepare teachers and school leaders, counselors, and psychologists. During AY 2017-2018, there were 2,225 candidates enrolled in initial teacher preparation programs and 553 graduates. There were 1,091 students enrolled in advanced programs and 454 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. For all professional education degrees, PEP oversees the quality assurance system established to collect and monitor assessment data, and the accreditation and state approval processes and reporting.