University of the Cumberlands is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist and doctorate degrees. Initial accreditation date was 1964. Recent reaffirmation date was December 2016. Next reaffirmation date is Class of 2026. For more information about the bachelor's in teaching degree program accreditation, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the Cumberlands. To view the current status of University of the Cumberlands, go to this link on the SACCOC website: http://www.sacscoc.org/details.asp?instid=24640
In addition to the general institutional accreditation, the bachelor's degree in middle school education degree is linked to specialized accrediting bodies. For more information, see below.
School of Education National Accreditation
University of the Cumberlands' School of Education was awarded NCATE (National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Educators) accreditation through the Council for Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036 in October 2015.
School of Education State Accreditation
University of the Cumberlands' School of Education is further accredited through Kentucky's Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB), 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. (502) 564-4606. Fax: (502) 564-7080.