Virginia Commonwealth University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Education (all degrees)

In addition to institutional accreditation, initial and advanced licensure programs maintain professional accreditation and/or approval. Initial and advanced licensure degree programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Virginia State Board of Education.

The educator preparation program is currently undergoing the process of obtaining accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Counselor education

Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

This accreditation applies to both the K-12 school counseling concentration and the college counseling and student affairs concentration.