The University of Bridgeport’s Graduate School of Education (SOE) received National Recognition for the Initial Licensure Programs from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the fall of 2018. The School of Education will undergo their next review cycle in the spring of 2025.

The School of Education will add to the next review cycle a review of the advanced programs. The CAEP Advanced Program Standards were not yet available in 2018 when our initial review was conducted; the Advanced Programs maintain Connecticut State Accreditation through 2025.

All initial and advanced programs within the University of Bridgeport’s School of Education are fully approved by the State of Connecticut’s Board of Education.

The School of Education has received National Recognition from the following professional organizations for its initial and advanced certification programs:

  • Elementary Education - ACEI (Association of Childhood Education Institute)
  • Secondary English - NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • Secondary Math - NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
  • Secondary Science - NSTA (National Science Teachers Association)
  • Secondary History and Social Studies - NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies)
  • Literacy Specialist - ILA (International Literacy Association)
  • Literacy Consultant - ILA (International Literacy Association)
  • Educational Administration & Supervision - ELCC (Educational Leadership Constituent Council)

CAEP accountability measures

Based upon recent data collected using completer observation, surveys, and employer surveys from graduates in our initial licensure programs, as well as institutional and national data, the following annual reporting measures provide a snapshot of the UB School of Education’s impact and outcomes from the 2021-22 academic year.

CAEP Accredited Provider

What is CAEP?

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits University of Bridgeport's School of Education. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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.

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