Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Frostburg State University meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

  • CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation that has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation since its inception.
    • Vision: Excellence in educator preparation accreditation.
    • Mission: CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
  • Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement.


The following programs are included in the current accreditation cycle:

Name Level Degree
Early Childhood Education Initial Baccalaureate
Elementary / Middle Initial Baccalaureate
Elementary Education Initial Baccalaureate
Elementary Education Initial  Master's
English Initial Baccalaureate
Foreign Language Initial Baccalaureate
Health and Wellness Education Initial Baccalaureate
MAT Secondary  Initial Master's
*Mathematics Initial Baccalaureate
Music Education Initial Baccalaureate
Social Studies Initial Baccalaureate
Special Education Initial Master's
Educational Leadership Advanced Master's
Educational Leadership Advanced Post-Master's
Literacy Education Advanced Master's
School Counseling Advanced Master's

*National recognition and accreditation from their Specialized Professional Association (SPA).


All programs approved by the State of Maryland