We're proud that the College of Education and our programs are accredited by several well-respected accrediting groups.
Accreditation is the process by which higher education institutions and programs are reviewed and meet standards set for quality and integrity in order to produce competent graduates.
Please review our accrediting agencies below.
The Professional Standards Commission was created by the Georgia General Assembly as of July 1, 1991, to assume full responsibility for the certification, preparation, and conduct of certified, licensed, or permitted personnel employed in the public schools of the State of Georgia. The Commission is also responsible for the development and administration of teacher certification testing.
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.
Both the Community Counseling and the School Counseling programs offered at Augusta University are approved by CACREP, which is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master's degree programs in several specific counseling areas. The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the development of preparation standards, encouragement of excellence in program development, accreditation of professional preparation programs.