A Message from the President

BSU Education Programs Earn Accreditation Reaffirmation

June 21, 2021

I am happy to announce that the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has reaffirmed the accreditation of our university’s College of Education programs through 2027. This announcement affirms that our undergraduate and graduate programs meet the standards required for excellence, which includes strong program content, robust clinical partnerships, qualified faculty and a rigorous curriculum among others.

CAEP granted the accreditation during a meeting on April 26, based on evidence submitted directly by the College of Education, consisting of program data, findings from a three-day site visit, and panel reviews. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the review process had been postponed and our faculty and staff had been awaiting a final decision for nearly two years.

I want to thank College of Education Dean Dr. Rhonda Jeter and the rest of our administrators, faculty, staff and students for their hard work and determination in upholding the high quality of our educational programs here at BSU. This news is particularly significant, given how much the higher education landscape has evolved in the wake of COVID-19 and greater emphasis on distance learning. I am proud of the work done by our faculty to prepare the next generation of educators to teach and inspire students across the nation. This accomplishment represents our institution’s commitment to academic excellence, the success of our students and the long-term viability of our university, as stated in our Racing to Excellence Strategic Plan

The list of CAEP accredited programs is below:

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Tracks
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education in Reading Education
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology
  • Master of Education on Elementary and Secondary School Administration
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership