Accreditation Bodies

The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctorate level degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of North Alabama may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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All teacher certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

UNA's CAEP and state-accredited programs can be found here:


All programs leading to teacher certification are accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through Spring 2028. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Both Initial and Advanced preparation programs received Full Accreditation for the term Apr 2021 - Jun 2028. Following is a link to a copy of our Action Report:


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling graduate programs in the Department of Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2009 CACREP Standards.