About Us

Accreditation

Accreditation by state, national and professional organizations is a part of on-going quality assurance efforts in the College of Education and the university. It is a public statement of an institution's continuing capacity to provide effective programs and services.

University

The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges (External Link) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate 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 South Florida.

The above statement must be included on any internal or external university publication that references USF's accreditation status.

College of Education

The College of Education is accredited by NCATE* (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (External Link)).

Accredited Programs

The School Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation (External Link), and is recognized by the National Association of School Psychologists (External Link).

The M. A. in Counselor Education Program with concentrations in Career Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling has held accreditation status from July 1, 2005 through October 31, 2015 from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (External Link). The program has been submitted for accreditation review.

Approved Programs

Approved Teacher Education Programs (PDF): Educator Preparation Programs in the College of Education are approved by the FLDOE Florida State Department of Education (External Link).

Annual Reports

*In 2013, NCATE became "CAEP" - the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation