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The Teachers College Accreditations


The Importance of Accreditation

An accredited program has gone through a rigorous check by an authority in the program's professional or education area to make sure the program meets their standards and is qualified to teach students the programs they are offering. A degree from an accredited school is valuable, so make sure it fits your needs and expectations before spending your time and money.

Some accreditations are for the entire university, some are for the college in particular, and some are specific to their related academic and/or professional areas.


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
The Teachers College at Emporia State is accredited under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation standards through the CAEP accreditation system, for a period of seven years.


Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
The CACREP is an agency recognized by both the American Counseling Association and the U.S. Department of Education. CACREP takes on the task of reviewing and evaluating educational programs in majoring in counseling to see if it meets the national standards.


Higher Learning Commission
The Higher Learning Commission is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.


Kansas State Department of Education
The Kansas State Department of Education's Teacher Licensure and Accreditation team is responsible for issuing educator licenses, overseeing Kansas K12 accreditation, facilitating the review of educator training programs at all Kansas institutions of higher education and coordinating a process for those institutions that leads to accreditation by the Kansas State Board of Education, and coordinating and supporting professional learning.