About COE Accreditation
Accreditation, in the most basic sense, is a process by which an educational institution is certified by an independent body to grant certificates, credentials, and degrees. The system uses a rigorous, research-driven set of protocols that assure educational quality while also verifying that appropriate standards for a discipline are being met. The process was established nearly a century ago to foster a common set of educational standards among secondary schools and universities. Today, the accreditation process is an integral part of a higher education institution's strategy for academic effectiveness. Accreditation guides the philosophy, content, and structure of academic programs in order to demonstrate that an institution is providing a high quality form of preparation in one or many disciplines.
Sacramento State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as a campus. In addition, programs offered by the College of Education seek accreditation from additional accrediting bodies, at the state and/or national levels, typically required in order to offer that particular program. This page summarizes College's accreditation activities. When possible, all supporting documentation for a particular accreditation process is also included.
- Commission on Teacher Credentialing: CTC
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs: CACREP
- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
- National Association of School Psychologists: NASP
- University Council for Educational Administration: UCEA
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): EDD Program
|Accrediting Agency||Primary Contact|
|Commission on Teacher Credentialing: CTC||Pia Wong, Ph.D.
Research and Engagement
|Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs: CACREP
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
National Association of School Psychologists: NASP
University Council for Educational Administration: UCEA
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): EDD Program
|Karen O'Hara, Ph.D.
Instruction & Student Success
Pending Accreditation Decisions:
- Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSEAA) proposed program: Review Team Report to be reviewed on February 21, 2020 by the Committee on Accreditation/CTC
ECSEAA - Additional Documents:
ECSEAA-CSUS program description
CSUS ECSEAA_PS feedback
Response 11-2019-CSUS-ECSEAA program application_May 2019
- Educator Preparation Programs: Site Visit Team Report (recommending full accreditation) to be reviewed on February 21, 2020 by the Committee on Accreditation/CTC Select reports available upon request.