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Accreditation

The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Alabama.

All teacher certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

All teacher certification programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

The Community Counseling and the School Counseling graduate programs in the Department of Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2001 Standards. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program is accredited under the 2009 CACREP Standards.

The Department of Human Environmental Sciences is endorsed by The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).