Accreditation (NCATE)

The Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies (OBBSEPS) at Samford University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial and advanced certification programs in teacher education and graduate studies at Samford University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Samford University hosted an accreditation visit by NCATE December 2-4. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates.)

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We invite you to submit written comments to: 

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023

Or by e-mail to: