Education and Human Development

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets or exceeds established levels of quality. Accrediting agencies determine the extent to which standards are met and publicly announce their findings.

The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Montevallo is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE). NCATE merged with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2014. The University of Montevallo is seeking continuing accreditation through CAEP and complies with all CAEP annual reporting requirements.

NCATE/CAEP Accredited Programs

Initial Programs Degree
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (P-12) BS
Elementary Education (K-6) BS
Music Education (P-12) BM
Secondary (6-12): Family and Consumer Sciences BS
Special Education (K-6) BS
Alternative Elementary Education (K-6) MEd
Alternative Special Education (K-6) (6-12) MEd
Alternative Education (P-12): Art, Music, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing MEd
Alternative Secondary Education (6-12): Biology, Business Marketing, Chemistry, Family and Consumer Sciences, Social Studies, English Language Arts, History, Mathematics, General Science, and Spanish. MEd

 

Advanced Programs Degree
Elementary Education MEd
Educational Administration (Instructional Leadership) MEd  EdS
Instructional Technology (non-certification) EdS
Secondary Education: Art, Biology, Business Marketing, English Language Arts, Chemistry, Family and Consumer Sciences, General Science, History, Mathematics, and Social Studies MEd
School Counseling MEd
Teacher Leadership EdS

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation logo

In compliance with CAEP’s annual reporting requirements, the College’s Eight Annual Reporting Measures can be found here.

Alabama State Department of Education logo

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), another important partner of the College of Education and Human Development, reviews and approves the College’s educator preparation programs to certify that the Alabama Core Teaching Standards and the Teaching Field standards have been met. ALSDE is responsible for Educator Certification.

National Association of Schools of Music logo American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences logo

At the program levels, the bachelor’s program in music is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The bachelor’s program in Family and Consumer Sciences is accredited through the American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

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The master’s programs in School Counseling, Couples and Families Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).