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College of Education and Health Professions

The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

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Accreditation

The College of Education and Health Professions is proud to be accredited by several well-respected accrediting groups.

Accreditation represents a standard of quality that is recognized by external evaluators who review programs at institutions of higher education using rigorous standards of quality. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated that a high standard of quality and integrity that leads to producing graduates who are competent in their fields.

Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACS COC)

Columbus State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACS COC).

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education.

The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)

All education programs in the College of Education and Health Professions are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission was created by the Georgia General Assembly on July 1, 1991, to assume full responsibility for the preparation, certification, and professional conduct of certified personnel employed in the Georgia public schools. Commission responsibilities have increased since 1991, to include such areas as supporting recruiting functions throughout the TeachGeorgia.org website.

The mission of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission is to build the best prepared, best qualified and most ethical educator workforce in the nation.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

All counseling programs in the College of Education and Health professions are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

All nursing programs in the College of Education and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.

COEHP Programs

COEHP programs are fully accredited by the following professional organizations:

Accreditation Resources

ED-PREP Accreditation and Reporting Agencies

Performance Indicators of CSU First Year Teachers AY 2018 (PDF)

Georgia's Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measure (TPPEM) (PDF)

Georgia Professional Standards Commission / Preparation Approval Annual Report -GaPSC PAAR

Institution and Program Report Card - IPRC (PDF)

Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)

Title II - US Department of Education

Webinars -Assessment and Accrditation

6-12-20 Key Assessments for EPPs and Programs (GaPSC Webinar)

6-12-20 Key Assessments for EPPs and Programs (GaPSC Webinar PowerPoint) (PDF)


Documents / Booklets / Other Accreditation Resources

2020 GaDOE Data Request for TKES Components (PDF)

2020 Course Critical Assessments

...Guidelines for Course Critical Assessment Construction (PDF)

...Excerpts from the 2019 Facts and Figures Reference Data Publications --Program Course Critical Assessments (PDF)

Three-Year Recruitment Plan (Fall 2018 through Summer 2021) (PDF)

GaPSC Guidance Document Teaching Initial and Service/Leader Advanced Programs (PDF)

10-26-17 Tk20 Usage Audit (PDF)

10-17-17 LiveText Audit Sample for Upcoming Tk20 Proposed Audit (PDF)

10-17-17 Guidance Document for Georgia Standards (PDF)

5-1-17 GATEways to Teacher Education - Dispositions Article Phase I (PDF)

5-1-17 MAP Revisions Survey (PDF)

5-1-17 Danielson Framework 111 Page (PDF)

Georgia Educators' Professional Behaviors and Dispositions Task Force  --Article Phase I (PDF)

GaPSC Educator Preparation Newsletter, December 2016 "Teacher Shortages" and more... (PDF)

GACE Newsletter -Validity Study (PDF)

Intern Keys Validation Project Update (9-12-16) (PDF)

An Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of the Intern Keys Assessment (PDF)

Intern Keys Assessment (PDF)

InTASC Booklet (PDF)

Standards and Evidence Reviews (PDF)

TPPEM / LPPEM Overview GaPSC (PDF)


PowerPoints

State Collaborative Dispositions Assessment Project (PDF)