The CAEP now serves educators and institutions currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Under the transition to CAEP as a single agency, accreditation under NCATE continues until the next reaccreditation cycle. CAEP has a strategic plan to raise the performance of education practitioners in P-12 schools while increasing the stature of the profession. Accreditation is a mark of distinction that recognizes the Graduate School of Education as meeting national professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators. For more information about CAEP please visit

California Lutheran University’s School of Education achieved NCATE accreditation in 2004. Degrees and Credentials from institutions with NCATE accreditation are recognized as having met national criteria for quality programs. Degrees and Credentials are more easily transported to other states.

A Spring 2009 CCTC and NCATE joint accreditation visit occurred. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing have both reaccredited California Lutheran University's School of Education.