The Department of Education is accredited by the South Carolina State Department of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Converse College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at Level IV (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Master of Music, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master in Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Fine Arts, and Educational Specialist). Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Converse College.
Evaluation Process & Data
Converse College has accepted the challenge of developing and maintaining exemplary programs that lead to initial certification and licensure for our highly-qualified candidates. As an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) under the guidance of CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), the college is committed to the continuous improvement model, the professional CAEP Standards, and the continual assessment of candidates and the evaluation of programs.
Using valid and reliable measurements, the college collects, collates, and reviews continuous assessment data on each candidate and program. Both pre-service and in-service educators provide the college with the feedback necessary to maintain our “nationally recognized” programs. Our goal is to provide high-quality instruction and preparatory experiences for educators while demonstrating a measurable impact on student learning in the public schools.