Accreditation Policy

Accreditation Recognition for Regular Members

AAQEP recognizes the accreditation conferred by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and any accreditor recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

Institutions or providers of educator preparation that join AAQEP as Regular Members, and which are accredited by an AAQEP-recognized accreditor, shall be granted preaccreditation status with AAQEP for the full term of their accreditation by the recognized accreditor, provided the provider continues to be approved by the state or states in which it operates, supports the mission and goals of AAQEP, and provides evidence of program performance as requested by AAQEP staff and consistent with AAQEP annual data reporting requirements.

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