UAF School of Education earns CAEP accreditation

Five people standing in a classroom space with work tables and colorful posters on the walls. Two of them stand working together at a table: One holds a caribou hide mukluk and the other is lifting papers from a storage bin.
UAF photo by Leif Van Cise
UAF School of Education students, from left, May Huntley, Thomasina Tall and Megan Koster create a lesson plan in their classroom space on the seventh floor of the Gruening Building in February 2023.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education recently earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

CAEP accreditation signifies that UAF has met rigorous, nationally recognized standards developed to ensure excellence in teacher preparation programs.

Institutions seeking accreditation must pass peer review of the CAEP standards, which are based on two principles:

  1. Solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and
  2. Solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.

"Achieving CAEP accreditation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff, who are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education,” said Amy Vinlove, dean of the UAF School of Education. “This recognition underscores our pledge to prepare future teachers who are knowledgeable, passionate and equipped to make a positive impact in diverse classroom settings."

UAF’s CAEP accreditation will be in effect through spring 2031.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Amy Vinlove,, 907-474-7701; Dana Lindauer,, 907-474-7394