Standards 2025

AAQEP invites feedback on a draft revision of the AAQEP expectations framework for the accreditation of educator preparation programs. Download a PDF of the discussion draft here.

The draft includes background information on AAQEP’s current standards and the process for renewing them, a summary of differences between the original and the proposed revisions, and a draft of the actual 2025 framework—composed of standards, aspects, and descriptor statements for programs preparing professional educators for a variety of roles.

Two options are available through July 8 for providing comment on the draft framework:

Webinar: Overview of the Draft AAQEP Standards for 2025

Did you miss the April standards renewal session at the Quality Assurance Symposium? The cochairs of the Quality Expectations Committee will lead two free webinars in June to share the same information and to answer your questions as you prepare to respond to the call for comment.

Wednesday, June 5
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Thursday, June 6
1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

AAQEP's standards and their associated evidence requirements and priorities are on a 7-year review cycle. The current standards were adopted in January 2018, which means they must be renewed in or before January 2025. In accordance with the AAQEP bylaws, the standards-review process is overseen by the Quality Expectations Committee, whose members are drawn from the Board of Directors and the Accreditation Commission.

Quality Expectations Committee

  • Cochair: Katia González, Chair, Department of Education, Wagner College (NY)
  • Cochair: Tim Wall, Dean, School of Education, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Gina Anderson, Associate Dean for Educator Preparation & Partnerships, Texas Woman's University
  • Doretha Allen, Instructional Coach, Garland Independent School District (TX)
  • Kathlene Holmes Campbell, CEO, National Center for Teacher Residencies
  • Virginia Goatley, Dean, School of Education, University at Albany, SUNY (NY)
  • Joe Lubig, Associate Dean and Director of Education, Leadership, and Public Service, Northern Michigan University
  • Jessica Miranda, Director of Strategic Directions, Assessment, and Accreditation, University of Hawai‘i - West O Ľahu
  • Reyes Quezada, Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching, University of San Diego (CA)
  • Katherine Chen Tilley, Chinese Immersion Teacher, Alpine School District (UT)

Timeline for Standards Renewal

Date Task
2021-2022 Design work plan
Survey accredited members
2022-2023 Gather input
2023-2024 Draft and circulate renewed expectations framework for feedback
Fall 2024 Circulate revised draft for final comment
January 2025 Publish expectations framework


Timeline for Implementation in Quality Assurance Reviews

For site visits scheduled in: Use these standards for self-study:
Fall 2025 or earlier Current (2018) standards
Spring 2026-Fall 2026 Either 2018 or 2025 standards
Spring 2027 onward 2025 standards