Using the NAGC-CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in the CAEP Accreditation Process

NAGC no longer conducts reviews of teacher preparation programs in gifted and talented education as part of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) national accreditation process.

Effective spring 2018, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the Specialty Professional Association (SPA) for gifted and talented education programs. This means that gifted education teacher preparation programs can be considered for National Recognition by CEC by submitting program reports for CEC’s review that demonstrate teacher candidate mastery of the NAGC-CEC teacher preparation standards.

For questions about submitting program reports to CEC for national recognition, please contact CEC at