College of Education Accreditation
Candidates, faculty, staff, and administrators in the professional education unit at Alabama State University are proud to be recognized through accreditations by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). The cornerstone of any quality higher education institution is its ability to receive and maintain national and state accreditation through its respected agencies.
CAEP and State Accreditation
The College of Education’s accreditation was reaffirmed through a joint visit by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) during its 2015 onsite visit. Although the merger between NCATE and TEAC had already begun, institutions of higher education had a choice to continue with a legacy NCATE visit or the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) visit. Alabama State University chose the legacy NCATE visit and was successfully reaffirmed. Since that time, ASU has submitted annual reports each year to CAEP. Recently, ASU submitted Continuous Improvement in Educator Preparation (CIEP) documents to the ALSDE for each of its programs.
The School Counseling and Clinical and Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The last accreditation visit was in 2013 when ASU achieved full accreditation for 7 years. The self-study was submitted in January 2020, and the onsite visit is scheduled for Fall 2020.