Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 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 14-16, 2013.
- Summary of Candidate/Graduate Outcomes
- PSC/NCATE Online Evidence Room (MyGeorgiaSouthern login required)
- Spring 2016 Group Electronic Review Evidence Room (MyGeorgiaSouthern login required) Includes the following programs:
- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Accomplished Teaching
- M.Ed. in Instructional Technology
- Ed.S. in Instructional Technology
- Teacher Leader Endorsement
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 has 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.
COE Unit Assessment and Accreditation
The College of Education’s assessment and accreditation process is coordinated through the Office of Undergraduate Teacher Education and Accreditation.
Last updated: 3/3/2016