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Capella University's Educator Preparation Program Receives Accreditation by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) unit has been
granted accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator
Preparation (CAEP) through 2024. Created by the consolidation of the
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher
Education Accreditation Council, CAEP is the single specialized
accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.

"Earning this accreditation is a seal of approval that ensures quality
in preparing leaders within education. Our learners and faculty should
be very proud of the work they are doing. We've set a very high bar for
our advanced-level education preparation provider unit, and CAEP
Accreditation validates the hard work we are doing," said Dr. Dick
Senese, President of Capella University. "Our learners are investing in
their future and can be assured that our programs have been recognized
for their quality and professional relevance."

For an institution or specialized program to become CAEP accredited, it
must demonstrate it meets standards set by organizations representing
the academic community, professionals, and other stakeholders. CAEP
accreditation ensures that there is solid evidence that Capella
University's graduates are competent and caring, and that Capella
University's EPP staff have created a culture of continuous improvement.

Capella University is one of 52 providers to earn CAEP accreditation
during its fall 2018 review. "These institutions meet high standards so
that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed
in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate," said CAEP
President Dr. Christopher A. Koch. "Seeking CAEP Accreditation is a
significant commitment on the part of an educator preparation provider."

Capella University's EPP includes the Master of Science in Education
with specializations in Early Childhood Education, Leadership in
Educational Administration, and Reading and Literacy; Master of Science
in School Counseling; Education Specialist with specialization in
Leadership in Educational Administration; PhD in Education with
specializations in Leadership in Educational Administration and Special
Education Leadership; and Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology.

About Capella University
University (
is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1993, the
university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned
online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their
careers. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality
and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based
direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace.
For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552).

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