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Bethune-Cookman University College of Education Earns Seven-Year CAEP Accreditation


The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently granted Bethune-Cookman University College of Education accreditation for its educator preparation programs. This accreditation status is effective between Fall 2018 and Fall 2025. 

The CAEP teacher preparation standards ensure that education preparation providers impart future teachers with the knowledge and skills to support the development of all students.

“This accomplishment reflects the dedication, commitment and focus of our faculty and staff,” said Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Stephanie Henry. “We are fully invested in continuing Bethune-Cookman University’s tradition of preparing the next generation of educators to teach the world’s children, which is among the highest forms of service.”

The mission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP is to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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