College of Education Accreditation

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Grand Canyon University and the College of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The AAQEP was founded in 2017 by educators across the country to promote a framework that includes comprehensive standards of program performance, growth, practices and improvement. These standards promote teacher-preparedness through the use of programs and cohorts that meet periodically. The AAQEP uses evidence in written reports and technological advances to provide full transparency in quality and expectations. 

The following programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026:

  • Initial Teacher Licensure Programs
  • Advanced Programs
    • Reading - Elementary and Secondary 
    • TESOL

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-9998
Email: aaqep@aaqep.org
aaqep.org


University Accreditation

Grand Canyon University has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1968. Visit our University Accreditation page for information about the HLC and how it serves the students of GCU.

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