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Darden College of Education & Professional StudiesAssessment & Accreditation

A Quality Education

There are eight nationally accredited programs within the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies. The accreditation process itself is extremely rigorous and requires our programs to do a thorough self-evaluation, while also adding an extensive peer-review process.

Below is a comprehensive list of Darden College of Education & Professional Studies programs accredited by numerous specialized and professional accrediting agencies:


Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology / American Speech Language Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA) CAA/ASHA
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) CACREP
Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences CoAES
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Kindergarten Teacher and Children CAEP

All educator licensure programs in the Darden College are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).




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