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Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The Master of Science degree programs in Community Counseling and School Counseling offered at the Troy campus are accredited by CACREP.



Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation logo

CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

CAEP Strategic Goals

  1. To raise the bar in educator preparation

    CAEP will have clear, high standards that rely on evidence-based measures of performance and continuous improvement to make accurate judgments about educator preparation provider (EPP) quality.

  2. To promote continuous improvement

    CAEP will support educator preparation providers (EPPs) in using the accreditation process to demonstrate quality and facilitate continuous improvement.

  3. To advance research and innovation

    CAEP will develop and implement an agenda for research and innovation to foster continuous improvement in educator preparation.

  4. To increase accreditation’s value

    CAEP will broaden awareness of quality educator preparation providers (EPPs) and the value of accreditation based on peer review of relevant, actionable measures of quality so that more providers will participate and more states and districts will rely on accreditation for program approval, licensing, and hiring.

  5. To be a model accrediting body

    CAEP will model excellence and offer multiple pathways to accreditation.

  6. To be a model learning organization

    CAEP will model the self-study and continuous improvement practices it advocates for providers.

Annual Candidate Performance Data by SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes)

Troy University College of Education Uses Student Learning Outcomes to:

  • Communicate specific expectations of learning and teaching for students and faculty
  • Promote universal institutional language throughout the various degree programs
  • Facilitate the implementation of faculty-driven course design and revision
  • Map Curriculum to align with the assessment process
  • Meet and exceed standards of accrediting agencies



Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices which are approved by the Commission that award associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

In relation to the College of Education, our SACS/COC accreditation provides the foundational structure which supports additional specialized accreditations.

Core Values: The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has six core values.

They are:
Continuous Quality Improvement

Peer Review/Self-regulation

Student Learning

Vision Statement: To serve as the premier model for shaping and ensuring the quality of higher education throughout the world.



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