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Northwest Nazarene University's College of Education meets the requirements for accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The College of Education (COE) at Northwest Nazarene University offers high-quality licensure programs at the Initial and Advanced levels, and non-licensure programs in the field of education. Information on educator credentials, certificates, and endorsement programs within the college is summarized below. All COE programs that lead to an Idaho Educator Credential, certificates, and endorsements are approved by the Idaho State Board of Education (ISBE). All programs in the College of Education are fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the regional accrediting body for Idaho recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
*Non-licensure programs are accredited by NWCCU, and excluded from NCATE reviews
ACE: Accelerated Certification in Education
GPS: Graduate & Professional Studies
TUG: Traditional Undergraduate