Accreditation and National Recognition

The College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) award winning institution. We continually strive for excellence with each renewal of accreditation. Each individual teacher preparation program at the College of Education and Human Services is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and many of these programs are also nationally recognized by specialized professional associations (SPA).

SPA or National Accrediting Agency

Acronym

Associated Program

Accredited or Nationally Recognized

Date

National Association of Schools of Music

NASM

B. M. Music Education and M. M. Ed.

Accredited

06/30/2015

Council for Exceptional Children

CEC

M. Ed. and MAT Special Education/ Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Nationally Recognized

08/01/2021

Association for Middle Level Education

AMLE

B. S. Ed. Middle Grades Education

Nationally Recognized

02/01/2021

Association for Childhood Education International

ACEI, recognized with conditions

B. S. Ed. Early Childhood Education

Nationally Recognized

02/01/2014

American Library Association/ American Association of School Librarians

ALA/AASL

M. Ed. Instructional Technology/ Library Media

Nationally Recognized

08/01/2021

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

ACTFL

B. A. Spanish/Foreign Language Education

Nationally Recognized

08/01/2021

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAA-ASHA

M. Ed. Communication Disorders

Accredited

08/31/2014

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

CACREP

M. Ed. School Counseling

Accredited

10/31/2016

International Reading Association

IRA

M. Ed. Reading Education

Nationally Recognized

08/01/2021