JMU among 13 to win CAEP honor in education

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by Hannah Lynn Robinson


James Madison University’s College of Education is among 13 providers from nine states and Puerto Rico to receive recognition for its leadership and commitment to continuous improvement of preparing educators.

The recipients of the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement, awarded from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, provided evidence and data trends to achieve accreditation with no stipulations or areas for improvement. 

According to CAEP, providers selected for recognition advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through purposeful use of self-study procedures and evidence-based reporting that assure quality and support continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 learning.

“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.

Recipients of the Frank Murray Leadership Recognition for Continuous Improvement

Boston College—Massachusetts

Duke University—North Carolina 

Emporia State University—Kansas

George Mason University—Virginia

James Madison University—Virginia

John Carroll University—Ohio

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Northeastern State University—Oklahoma

Northern Kentucky University—Kentucky

Nova Southeastern University—Florida

Southern Nazarene University—Oklahoma

Universidad De Puerto Rico—Rio Piedras Campus

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation ( advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Murray providers produce nearly 3,200 high quality graduates ready to make positive impact on P-12 learning

Media contact: Hannah Robinson,, 520-222-2808

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Published: Monday, October 14, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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