The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced that the Southwestern College education department is one of 55 providers from 28 states and the United Arab Emirates to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. The Fall 2022 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 55 educator preparation providers receiving accreditation, bringing the total to 507 providers approved under the CAEP Accreditation Standards–rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.