In 2015, Alcorn State University’s School of Education and Psychology received initial accreditation for seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The 2015 review included the following programs: Elementary Education, Biology, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Social Science and Master of Arts in Teaching ( MAT). The next accreditation visit will use the CAEP Standards and is scheduled for Spring 2022.

With this distinction, Alcorn was the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the state of Mississippi to be accredited by CAEP.

CAEP is the national accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. CAEP determines which schools, colleges, and departments of education meet rigorous national standards in preparing new and experienced teachers and other school specialists for the classroom and/or other P-12 service.

Alcorn State University is also accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Specialist in Education degrees.

The School and University also holds membership in the following organizations

2022 CAEP Accreditation Letter