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Accreditation Statement

The University of North Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Florida. Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about the University of North Florida accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.

The Teacher Education Unit at the University of North Florida is accredited by:


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The University of North Florida has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. UNF is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2025. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

1140 19th St NW, #400

Washington, DC 22036

(202) 223-0077

Accredited Programs in COEHS
PreK/Primary X X
Elementary X X
Middle School X X
Secondary Science X X
English X X
Mathematics X X
Social Studies X X
Deaf Education X X
Exceptional Student Education X X
School Counseling X -
School Leadership X -

Programs in the College of Education & Human Services are accredited and approved by the following:

Annual Reporting Measures

  1. Impact on student learning
  2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
  4. Satisfaction of completers
  5. Graduation rates
  6. Ability of completers to meet state licensing requirements
  7. Placement rates
  8. Loan default and other consumer information

The following website provides measures regarding the indicators of teaching effectiveness (2), satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (3), impact on P-12 learning and development (1), and ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (7).


The Title II Report provides information on program completers' eligibilty for certification. This is represented by percentage of students who have passed all FTCE upon entering internship. That leaves a full semester to pass the subject area examination if not already taken and passed.


Title II FTCE Status of Internship 2018-2019
Program Number of Students Percent Who Passed All FTCE
Mathematics 5 100%
Secondary Science 4 100%
Social Science 3 100%
Middle School 6 100%
PreK/Primary 3 100%
Music Education 11 100%
English 11 100%
Exceptional Student Education 16 100%
Elementary 83 78%


The Employment Satisfaction Data table provides information about Employers' (3) and Graduates' (4) satisfaction with their preparation for teaching.

The following link provides information regarding college ranking and recognition, quality and average cost of each college, retention rates of graduate students, the boost in expected earnings, percentage of full-time teachers as well as average student loan default rate.

FTCE Pass Rates

Pass rate table


In what ways did the University of North Florida best prepare you for the teaching profession?

  • "The teacher preparation program was very hands-on and included concepts that teachers encounter all of the time. I was familiar with all of the state requirements before I graduated."
  • "UNF provided me with a solid foundation to begin my counseling career. They enabled me to think "outside of the box" and to think critically about issues facing our society."
  • "REAL. WORLD. EXPERIENCE. During my degree I was given hands on experience."