The application to be an ed prep reviewer for CAEP is open through the end of March 2023. A great professional opportunity for PreK-12 teachers and other educators to learn more about teacher preparation and support teacher prep programs across the country.

The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation  (CAEP) is seeking volunteers to be trained to become part of review teams for educator prep programs that are in the process of new or renewal accreditation.

Volunteers who serve on site teams review materials prepared by the program faculty and participate in an on-site visit process. Each review involves several months to review documents, connect once or twice online with their team, and culminates with a “site review” requiring a couple of days traveling and working on the campus of the preparation program.

The National Education Association partners with CAEP to support evidence based practices in teacher preparation. For PreK-12 members who volunteer on visit teams, NEA covers the cost of substitute teachers. Travel costs and expenses are covered for CAEP volunteers.

The Online application is available here.

Training (free!) will occur virtually between May and August.  The NEA will provide an orientation and assist with training for P-12 educators.  

For Massachusetts teachers, serving as a CAEP volunteer can be counted as PDPs for the renewal of a Professional license.

Questions? Please reach out to and we can put you in touch with CAEP volunteers here in Massachusetts!

More than 1,200 committed professionals from various sectors, including P-12 teachers, policymakers, teacher educators, employers, parents, school board members, public at-large and stakeholders, serve the CAEP Volunteer Corps in a variety of roles. Not only does CAEP seek diversity of affiliation and experience, but ethnic, gender, age, and regional diversity as well. Diversity in our Volunteer Corps is essential in representing today’s P-12 learners.

Volunteers are the backbone of accreditation, and assure the quality of educator preparation providers. They participate in the process by providing leadership, evaluating assessments used to gauge performance, visiting providers to seek evidence that standards are being met, participate in accreditation decisions, as well as provide leadership to CAEP on its strategic goals.

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