Accreditation Information

The John H. Lounsbury College of Education was accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on May 1, 2022. CAEP Accreditation is the result of a peer review process of assessing College of Education data against nationally vetted standards for teacher and leader preparation. Accreditation ensures that the college has a systematic quality assurance system. The next CAEP review for the College of Education is Fall 2028. The following programs were reviewed during the accreditation process.

Initial Programs:

  • Early Childhood Education B.S. (renamed Elementary Education in 2023)
  • Middle Grades Education B.S., M.A.T.
  • Special Education B.S., M.A.T.
  • Secondary Education M.A.T.
  • Music Education M.A.T.
  • Health/PE M.A.T. 
  • Educational Leadership M.Ed. 

Advanced Programs: 

  • Early Childhood Education M.Ed. (renamed Elementary Education in 2023) 
  • Middle Grades Education M.Ed. 
  • Special Education M.Ed., Ed.S. 
  • Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed., Ed.D.
  • Instructional Technology M.Ed. 
  • Library Media M.Ed. 
  • Library Media M.Ed. with Instructional Technology Certificate 
  • Teacher Leadership Ed.S. 
  • Educational Leadership Ed.S.CAEP Accountability Measures

CAEP Accountability Measures

CAEP Accountability Measures are intended to share impact and outcomes measures with the public. These measures demonstrate that our program completers are prepared to serve as effective teachers and leaders in P-12 schools. The following CAEP Accountability Measures, and the accompanying data, provide evidence for each measure.

Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness

Impact on P-12 Student Learning Growth/Completer Impact. No Student Growth Percentile Ratings Provided by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for 2023 due to "insufficient data available" (low N). 

20182019, 2020, 20212018a2018b201920202021, 2022, 2023

Teacher Effectiveness.

Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement

Initial Programs: Employer Survey

Educator Preparation Stakeholders Council (EPSC)

Advanced Programs: Employer Survey

20182019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Program Competition

Initial Programs: State Licensure Exams

Advanced Programs: State Licensure Exams Candidate competency at program completion 

20182019, 2020 20182019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared

20182019, 2020, 2021

College of Education General Information
  • The College of Education at Georgia College & State University is accredited by  the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Milledgeville Georgia and online. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to PK-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes. We have maintained accreditation with NCATE and CAEP since 1955, the year after NCATE was founded. Like other former NCATE institutions, the COE programs have transitioned to CAEP accreditation (
  • The College is also accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Association (PSC; Approved Programs). The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  
  • COE Dashboard 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019
  • Georgia College Common Data Set 2015-20162016-2017
  • Title II Program Information
  • The passing rate for GCSU teacher candidates who took the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) is 96.7% for 2018-2019, 96.1% for 2017-2018, 99.6% for 2016-2017, 98.4% for 2015-2016, 100% for 2014-2015 and 100% for 2013-2014 for initial certification. To learn more about the GACE, access the page.
  • The average 2018-2019 GPA of program completers in our Bachelor of Science programs is 3.68, with said students having had an entry GPA of 3.50 .
  • The average 2016-2017 GPA of program completers in our Master of Arts in Teaching programs is 3.79 with said students having an entry GPA of 3.21 .
  • GCSU tuition for a full time student (fall and spring semesters) is located at the link.
  • Financial aid information is available at the link.
  • Consumer information is available at the link.
  • The Georgia College & State University Student Loan Default Rate is 3.2% which was released in September 2017 and is the cohort rate for FY2014. Our 2015 draft rate is 3%.
  • Compensation information for B.S., MAT, M.Ed., or Ed.S graduates is available through the State of Georgia Salary Schedule at the link. Please note that individual charter and strategic waiver districts can set their own pay scales so check with the individual counties.
  • ​The graduates from 2010-2019 went to work in 104 out of the 181 school districts in Georgia (95 of the 159 counties in Georgia). See where these graduates are working to educate the children in Georgia.
  • Data Chart
  • Data Chart
  • Education Acronyms: List 1  List 2
  • GCSU COE Program Review Dates
  • 2019-2020 Governance Calendar
NCTQ Information
College of Education College-Wide Meetings
College of Education Recognitions and Scholarships Committee
College of Education Purpose and Direction Committee
College of Education Diversity Committee
COE Cares (Informal Committee)
  • 2020-2021 Members: Claire Garrett, Bessie Storey, Hiller Crook, Donna McNair
College of Education Tenure and Promotion Committee
Educator Preparation Stakeholders Council
College of Education Assessment Committee
College of Education Curriculum Committee
College of Education Student Research Committee (ad hoc committee, established 2018)
College of Education Committee Assignments
CAEP Standards Writing Teams, Steering Committee, & PSC CAEP PLC
  • Standard 1: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge
    • Initial Standard 1
    • Writing Team: Carol Christy (Co-Chair), Nicole DeClouette (Co-Chair), Marcia Peck, Olha Osobov, Miriam Jordan, Kevin Hunt, Suzanna Roman
  • Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships and Practice
    • Initial Standard 2
    • Writing Team: Linda Bradley (Co-Chair), Claire Garrett (Co-Chair), Estelle Jacobs, Hiller Crook, Cheryl Reynolds, Tina Holmes-Davis, Kim Muschaweck
  • Standard 3: Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity
    • Initial Standard 3
    • Writing Team: Joanne Previts (Co-Chair), Lyndall Muschell (Co-Chair), Rui Kang, Barbara Roquemore, Shanda Brand, Karynne Kleine
  • Standard 4: Program Impact
    • Initial Standard 4
    • Writing Team: JW Good (Co-Chair), Steve Wills (Co-Chair), Stacy Schwartz, Nancy Mizelle, Sandra Smith, Carla Hutchings
  • Standard 5: Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
    • Initial Standard 5
    • Writing Team: Mike Newton (Co-Chair), Keisha Foston, Katja Flachbarth, David Ladd, Cynthia Alby, Dionne Lazenby
  • Cross Cutting Theme: Diversity
    • Diversity (see page 16)
    • Writing Team: Jane Hinson (Chair), Paulette Cross, Yeprem Mehranian, Natalie Toomey
  • Cross Cutting Theme: Technology
    • Diversity (see page 16)
    • Writing Team: Chris Greer (Chair), Roddran Grimes, Rachel Bray
  • CAEP Advanced Standards (will be addressed by the teams above)
  • GCSU CAEP Steering Committee
    • CAEP Steering Committee Members: Diane Gregg (Co-Chair), Shanquita Lewis (Co-Chair), Rob Sumowski, Joe Peters, Diedra Monroe, Bessie Story, Nicole DeClouette, Mike Newton
  • Professional Standards Commission's CAEP Professional Learning Community
Approved Assessments
College of Education Newsletters
College of Education Programs Meeting Minutes
Professional Learning and Innovation
Teacher Education
Partner Teacher Resources
PSC Reviewed Programs

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Accreditation Information


Dr. Nicole DeClouette

Interim Associate Dean
220F Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD, Syracuse University; BA, University of California, Berkeley


Cross-Cultural Constructions of Disability, International Inclusive Education, Collaboration and Co-teaching

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Dr. Eric Carlyle

Coordinator of Accreditation
220B Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD, Walden University; Ed.S, Columbus State University; MEd, Georgia Southern University; BA, Georgia Southern University


Organizational Effectiveness, Educational Leadership, PBIS, School Culture and School Climate, School/Continuous Improvement, Education Policy

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Mr. David Ladd

Certification Officer
228B Kilpatrick Education Center