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Accreditation

Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB)

The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) is an independent professional licensing board that governs teacher licensure in the state of Wyoming. PTSB is responsible for evaluating the credentials of both current and prospective educators to ensure that all students are served by competent and ethical educators. Licenses are issued based on review and verification of applicants’ preparation and continuing professional development.

Academic programs in the University of Wyoming's College of Education are among the 14 approved programs recognized by the PTSB leading to teacher certification and endorsements in the state of Wyoming.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

As of July 1, 2013, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

The College of Education is both initial teacher preparation (ITP) and advanced preparation (ADV) accredited by CAEP. Our las accreditation visit occurred Spring 2016.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The mission of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the development of preparation standards; the encouragement of excellence in program development; and the accreditation of professional preparation programs.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, and School Counseling programs at the University of Wyoming are CACREP accredited through March 31, 2020.

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

The University of Wyoming is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), validating the quality of the institution as a whole - including its academic offerings, governance, administration, mission, finances and resources. Maintaining accreditation requires a comprehensive review of the university by HLC every decade, and that review is taking place at UW in 2019-2020.

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3145

Email: edquest@uwyo.edu

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