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National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Alabama State Department of Education

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The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Alabama State Department of Education work jointly using a performance-based system of accreditation to ensure that the institution fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students.

NCATE 2015

NCATE 2007



Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling (CAREP) provides leadership and promotes excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related education programs. As an accrediting body, CACREP, is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society.  CACREP is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of preparation programs and preparing counseling and related professionals to provide services consistent with the ideal of optimal human development.

National Association of Schools of Music


The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is the national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines. It consists of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 653 accredited institutional members. Accreditation is obtained through a peer review process.