Accreditation

The educator preparation programs at Samford University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE logo This accreditation covers all initial and advanced educator preparation programs in Samford's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education.

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The human development and family science undergraduate degree program at Samford University has been reviewed by the National Council on Family Relations. NCFRIt has been recognized as an NCFR CFLE-approved program offering coursework covering the content required for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. Graduates of NCFR CFLE-approved programs qualify to apply for the CFLE designation via an abbreviated application process.

Learn more about our Human Development and Family Life Education department.