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Professional preparation programs that offer specialization in Physical Education may apply for CAEP Program Review with National Recognition.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits teacher preparation programs. SHAPE America is the CAEP Specialized Professional Association (SPA) for physical education, and as such, SHAPE America develops the guidelines for physical education teacher education.

2008 Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards

Programs seeking recognition through CAEP/SHAPE America must use the 2008 Initial PETE standards. SHAPE America is working to revise these standards. More information will be provided about the revised standards once they become available.

For more information about the Program Review timeline and review process please visit the CAEP website.
For additional information about these standards or the program review process please contact:

SPA Coordinator - Joe Halowich,
SPA Coordinator - Michelle Carter,