AAQEP National Accreditation


The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) has awarded full 7-year accreditation to the Initial Teacher Certification Programs at Plymouth State University.

Based on examination of the case record, including the Quality Assurance Report and the Quality Review Team Report, the AAQEP Accreditation Commission awards accreditation for a term of 7 years to the Plymouth State University initial-level teacher education programs. This action is effective immediately and remains in effect through June 30, 2026.

National accreditation assures the quality of professional preparation programs through a nongovernmental, nonregulatory process of self-study and peer review. This standards- and evidence-based process serves two broad aims: accountability and continuous improvement. In AAQEP’s system, the process is also designed to honor local context and foster innovation and collaboration among institutions.


Founded in 2017, AAQEP is a quality assurance agency that provides accreditation services to all types of educator preparation providers. The association promotes excellent, effective, and innovative educator preparation that is committed to evidence-based improvement and that enjoys a high degree of community engagement and public confidence. Visit aaqep.org for more information.

2023 Annual Report