Education Department Receives National Accreditation

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The Professional Education Department at Bemidji State University has received a unanimous affirmative vote from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation for National Accreditation (AAQEP).

AAQEP is a quality assurance association founded in 2017 by professionals in educator preparation. It is dedicated to strengthening P–20 education through excellent educator preparation. In partnerships with its members and state authorities, AAQEP supports excellent, innovative programs that prepare effective educators.

Four standards define AAQEP’s expectations for preparation providers. Two address candidate and completer performance; while two address program practices. This national recognition assures students and our community partners, of the Department’s commitment to excellence and continuous growth. It ensures that Bemidji State achieves the highest of standards in preparing teachers capable of helping their students succeed and achieve their full potential.