The Master of Science degree programs in Community Counseling and School Counseling offered at the Troy campus are accredited by CACREP.
The Master of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling offered at the Troy campus is accredited by CORE.
The Teacher Education Unit at the Troy Campus is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation and advanced education preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
CAEP will have clear, high standards that rely on evidence-based measures of performance and continuous improvement to make accurate judgments about educator preparation provider (EPP) quality.
CAEP will support educator preparation providers (EPPs) in using the accreditation process to demonstrate quality and facilitate continuous improvement.
CAEP will develop and implement an agenda for research and innovation to foster continuous improvement in educator preparation.
CAEP will broaden awareness of quality educator preparation providers (EPPs) and the value of accreditation based on peer review of relevant, actionable measures of quality so that more providers will participate and more states and districts will rely on accreditation for program approval, licensing, and hiring.
CAEP will model excellence and offer multiple pathways to accreditation.
CAEP will model the self-study and continuous improvement practices it advocates for providers.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices which are approved by the Commission that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.
In relation to the College of Education, our SACS/COC accreditation provides the foundational structure which supports additional specialized accreditations.
Core Values: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values.
Continuous Quality Improvement
Vision Statement: To serve as the premier model for shaping and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world.
All teacher education certification programs at the Troy Campus are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. Students seeking teacher certification should refer to the specific program for eligibility and program completion requirements. Only those students who are properly admitted to an approved teacher certification program and complete all current requirements will be recommended for certification.
The purpose of all certification programs in the College of Education is to develop practicing master teachers, instructional support personnel, and education specialists who more effectively serve students in P-12 settings. As master teachers, instructional support personnel, and education specialists, they participate as leaders in their schools and contribute to their profession.