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