Accreditation Overview

The College of Education at Mississippi State University has enjoyed long-standing accreditation on national, regional, and state levels. On the national level, the College has been accredited continuously since 1961, by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) - now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The initial and advanced level programs accredited by NCATE in the 2015 review are listed on the following link: CAEP Annual Report Item 1.2. Regionally, the College is accredited with Mississippi State University by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). At the state level, the Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Some of the departments in the College of Education have program areas that maintain accreditation and approval that are discipline specific. 

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations’ School Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Associations of School Psychologists (NASP); the Clinical Mental Health, School, and Rehabilitation Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accrediting of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). These accreditations are necessary for professional licensure for each discipline. 

The programs in the Department of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).