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College of Education

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Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Belmont University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Belmont’s Teacher Education Program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) legacy site visit of 2021. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs. The 2021 review included the following programs:

  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-5)
  • Secondary Education (6-12)
    • Mathematics
    • English
    • History
    • Government
    • World Languages (French, German, Latin, Spanish)
    • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    • Psychology (9-12)
    • Sociology (9-12)
  • Art Education
  • Music Education
  • Theatre Education
  • English Second Language Education (PreK-12)
  • School Social Work (PreK-12)

The next accreditation visit is scheduled for Spring of 2028.

The Belmont University School of Music is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The Wakins College of Art at Belmont University is an Accredited Institutional Member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Belmont University College of Education prioritizes the use of data as part of its assessment and continuous improvement process. The below data provide summary of survey results, state data reports, and teacher candidate performance assessment data. Data are acquired from sources including the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE); Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Belmont Office of Career & Professional Development, and the Belmont Office of Assessment & Institutional. Data are linked to the reporting measures to assist prospective and current students, faculty, accrediting bodies, the public, and researchers. Please contact Dr. Cathy Eschete, Director of Clinical Practice and Accreditation Coordinator ( cathy.eschete@belmont.edu) before including any of this information in reports or research. 

Measures of Program Impact

Ability of completers to meet licensing and state requirements.

Ability of completers to be hired in positions for which they are prepared


Belmont University believes partnerships are critical in bringing practice and theory together to support teacher preparation. Belmont has partnership agreements with every district where our candidates are placed. We hold a primary partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools and Williamson County Schools, as the majority of our students are placed in these two districts. Belmont University meets with each district to establish the agreement and they are reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

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College of Education

1900 Belmont Boulevard 
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone:  (615) 460-5505