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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the University of Bridgeport's School of Education.

CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. 

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What is CAEP?

CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

  • Vision: Excellence in educator preparation accreditation.

  • Mission: CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

  • Accreditation is nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement.

The University of Bridgeport's School of Education has received national recognition for the following initial licensure programs

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary English Education 7 - 12
  • Secondary Mathematics Education 7 - 12
  • Secondary Science Education 7 - 12
  • Secondary Social Studies Education 7 - 12


Of Teacher Education Candidates participate in the Internship Program.


Of Teacher Education Program Completers who applied for CT Certification earned the CT Teaching Certificate.


Of completers since 2013 are employed in education or education-related positions.