Southern Nazarene University School of Education Recognized by CAEP

Woman standing in front of classroom, smilingBethany, Oklahoma – September 27, 2019 - The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is pleased to announce that Southern Nazarene University School of Education is one of only 13 providers from 9 states and Puerto Rico that is being recognized for their leadership and commitment to continuous improvement in the preparation of future P-12 educators. SNU’s School of Education is receiving the “Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement Award” for providing evidence and data trends at their recent CAEP accreditation visit to achieve national accreditation with no stipulations or no areas for improvement.

In achieving this specific recognition, SNU School of Education demonstrated strong evidence to meet each of the following 5 rigorous CAEP national standards for the preparation of P-12 educators:

  • Content and Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Clinical Partnerships and Practice
  • Candidate Quality, Recruitment and Selectivity
  • Program Impact
  • Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

CAEP Accredidation Logo“This first class to receive the Murray Recognition represent the diversity and innovation that comes with CAEP accreditation. Small, large, public, private, faith-based, and historically minority serving,” said CAEP President Chris Koch. “These recipients reflect the creativity that CAEP affords in achieving excellence, by meeting the standards in a variety of ways, for the diverse populations they serve.”

Currently, more than 800 educator preparation providers participate in the CAEP Accreditation system, including many previously accredited through former standards. CAEP is the only educator preparation provider recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Southern Nazarene University School of Education was recognized for this achievement during the opening session at the CAEP national conference on September 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. The School of Education offers 7 undergraduate degree programs and 3 graduate degree programs.



Southern Nazarene University, founded in 1899, is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, SNU also maintains a center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.