Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, and doctorate degrees.
NCATE Accreditation and PSC Approval
The College of Education is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); its programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and other specialized professional associations. The last continuing accreditation joint review was held April 8-12, 2006. The next on-site review will be April 14-16, 2013.
The College of Education attained accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in the following specialty areas: clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and student affairs. The accreditation allows Georgia Southern students concentrating in those fields to be eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Certification when they graduate, without having to complete the additional post-graduate work normally required. View the Counselor Education Program website for program information.
The College of Education received National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) full approval for its EdS graduate program in school psychology. NASP is one of the specialized professional associations (SPAs) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Georgia Southern School Psychology Program is the only program in Georgia to earn this recognition at the Ed.S. level.