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SACSCOC Accreditation

Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialists and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 ( for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Southern University.

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the SACSCOC office. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a SACSCOC accreditation requirement or standard.

NCATE Accreditation, PSC Approval, and CAEP Accreditation

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.

CACREP Accreditation

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 and  school counseling. 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.

NASP Approval

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 Curriculum, Instruction and Initial Educator Preparation.

Last updated: 1/19/2021