School of Education Receives National Recognition for Continuous Improvement

Posted on September 16, 2022

The SOE building with spring buds on the trees

Following a nearly two-year process, the UNC Greensboro School of Education has been granted accreditation at both the Initial and Advanced levels by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Notably, the accreditation process recognized no areas for improvement in the UNCG program.

School of Education Dean Dr. Randall Penfield stated, “Accreditation with no areas for improvement is a significant accomplishment and is the result of the commitment to continuous improvement and the hard work of program coordinators and faculty across the School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Health and Human Sciences.”

UNCG’s School of Education was one of 32 institutions to be honored with the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement, which is named after the founding President of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and TEAC. Murray was the founding President of TEAC, served as Chairman of the Board for TEAC and was also an initial member of the CAEP Board of Directors. He was a key advocate for a single set of educator preparation standards to unify the profession and was instrumental in the merger that created CAEP. 

“Frank Murray was passionate about education preparation, a prominent leader in our profession, and an advocate for evidence to improve education. The providers that CAEP is recognizing are committed to continuous improvement and preparing their students to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said Yuhang Rong, Chair of the CAEP Board of Directors. “CAEP Accreditation is a sign of commitment to quality through purposeful use of evidence. The Murray Leadership Recognition recipients should be proud of their accomplishments.” 

The school’s accreditation runs through Spring 2029.