Why is Accreditation Important?

Accrediting agencies are third-party entities whose purpose is to insure that institutions and programs meet standards for program quality and that they are committed to continuous improvement. Read more and see list of accrediting bodies...


The University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development and its teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). This accreditation includes the initial teacher preparation and the advanced levels of professional education programs. The most recent CAEP accreditation review occurred in Fall 2023 (next review date is to be determined).

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CAEP Annual Report

CAEP annual reporting measures and list of EPSB-Approved programs can be found on the CEHD CAEP Annual Reporting Measures website.


Inquiries about the accreditation status of the Counseling Psychology Program can be obtained from the American Psychological Association's Commission on Accreditation (CoA). The CoA can be reached at:

American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979


The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Learn more about this University accreditation.

Conceptual Framework

The theme, Shaping Tomorrow: Ideas to Action, provides the groundwork for the University of Louisville 2015 Conceptual Framework for the Professional Education Unit [PDF]. It represents the unification and intensification of past College conceptual frameworks and aligns with the University mission, the College vision and mission, and the University's Quality Enhancement Plan developed for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The College's faculty and staff are committed to functioning as one college, with the vision of being a top-tier national Metropolitan College in teaching, scholarship, and stewardship. We embrace the University's mission of being a metropolitan research university committed to advancing the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse communities and citizens.

Thus, the CEHD's mission is to advance knowledge and understanding across disciplines and constituencies and to develop educational leaders who will inform policy, improve practice, strengthen communities, and address pressing social concerns. The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville explicitly considers the important role of the contexts in which individuals live and grow. The College adheres to five key principles: social and human equity; high-quality instruction and professional services; life-long learning; research-based practice; and leadership and collaboration.