Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process by the higher education community that aims to assure academic quality and accountability and to encourage improvement.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Mercer’s Tift College of Education offers a variety of professional educator preparation programs that are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) for initial and advanced certification. The GaPSC is responsible for the preparation, certification, and professional conduct of certified personnel employed in the Georgia public schools.

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Mercer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Inquiries may be referred to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone, 404.679.4500; Fax, 404.679.4558. Direct all other queries about programs, services, or admissions directly to Mercer University.

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