The School of Education at PennWest Edinboro is proudly accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and meets standards for three other accreditation bodies, ensuring the excellence of an PennWest Edinboro education degree.

Accreditation at PennWest Edinboro means that its programs are authorized and approved by the national organizations listed below. Edinboro meets the teaching standards set by these organizations to completely prepare its students for their own successful careers. Our students’ continued success stems from the insightful, hands-on training they get from these excellent accredited programs.


PennWest Edinboro’s School of Education is nationally accredited through:

Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP)

Edinboro’s CAEP-accredited programs include:

Program Name

Program Degree
Art Education Baccalaureate
Early Childhood Education Master's
Early Childhood Education Baccalaureate
Educational Leadership: District Level Specialist or C.A.S.
Educational Leadership: Building Level Master's
English Secondary Baccalaureate
Health and Physical Education Baccalaureate
Mathematics Baccalaureate
Middle Level Post Baccalaureate
Middle Level Education Baccalaureate
Reading Master's
School Psychology Specialist or C.A.S.
Science Secondary Baccalaureate
Secondary English Post Baccalaureate
Secondary Mathematics Post Baccalaureate
Secondary Science Post Baccalaureate
Secondary Social Studies Post Baccalaureate
Social Studies Baccalaureate
Special Education Master's
Special Education Baccalaureate
Supervisor of Special Education Specialist or C.A.S.


Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)


PennWest Edinboro’s School of Education is also nationally recognized by the following Specialized Professional Associations (SPA):

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

International Literacy Association (ILA)

National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)

National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - Post Baccalaureate

SOE Recruitment Plan

SOE Recruitment Plan

Contact Us

School of Education
140 Butterfield Hall
310 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2724