IUP's teacher education programs are recognized both nationally and regionally.

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) accreditation is a process of peer review that the educational community has adopted for its self-regulation. It is a voluntary process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of teacher preparation programs, making it worthy of public confidence.

Once accredited by CAEP, IUP teacher preparation programs agree to abide by the standards of CAEP and to take responsibility for their own continuous improvement.

The programs listed below are recognized by CAEP. Additionally, all programs are recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and some by their Specialized Professional Accreditor (SPA) as indicated below as well. For additional information, go to Specialized Accreditations.

Program Level Degree Organization
Administration and Leadership Studies, DED ADV  Doctorate ELCC | NELP
Curriculum and Instruction, DEd ADV        Doctorate PDE
Literacy, MEd and/or Reading Specialist ADV        Specialist or CAS ILA | IRA
Masters in Special Education and Certification Grades 7 through 12 ADV        Master's CEC
Masters in Special Education and Certification Pre-K through Grade 8 ADV        Master's CEC
Principal Certification ADV        Specialist or CAS ELCC | NELP
School Psychology, MEd/Post-Master's Certification Program ADV        Specialist or CAS NASP
School Psychology, PhD and EdD ADV        Doctorate NASP
Art Education ITP        Baccalaureate NASAD
Business Education ITP        Baccalaureate AACSB International
Early Childhood Education with Special Education ITP        Baccalaureate NAEYC/ CEC
Early Childhood  ITP        Baccalaureate NAEYC
English Education ITP        Baccalaureate NCTE
Family and Consumer Science Education ITP        Baccalaureate PDE
Health and Physical Education (AAHE) ITP        Baccalaureate AAHE
Health and Physical Education, MEd ITP        Master's AAHE
Mathematics Education ITP        Baccalaureate NCTM
Middle Level Program ITP        Baccalaureate AMLE | NMSA
Music Education ITP        Baccalaureate NASM
Science Education Grades 7-12: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics ITP        Baccalaureate NSTA
Social Studies Education ITP        Baccalaureate NCSS
Spanish Education ITP        Baccalaureate ACTFL
Special Education PK-12 ITP        Baccalaureate CEC