College of Education Accreditation

CAEP Accreditation

Dallas Baptist University’s Dorothy M. Bush College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the sole national accrediting body for educator preparation providers having programs leading to certification/licensure, bachelor’s, master’s, post-baccalaureate, and doctoral degrees in the United States and internationally. CAEP accreditation confirms that DBU’s undergraduate educator program has demonstrated that it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community, professionals, and other stakeholders.

Annual Reporting Measures (CAEP Component 5.4 | A.5.4)

CAEP Accredited Initial Certification Programs

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science or Pathways to Certification Program (Certification Only)

  • Elementary Teacher Certification Core Subjects EC-6 (Interdisciplinary Academic)
  • Elementary Teacher Certification Grades 4-8
    • English Language Arts and Reading (Interdisciplinary Academic)
    • Mathematics (Interdisciplinary Academic)
    • Science (Interdisciplinary Academic)
  • Secondary Teacher Certification
    • English Language Arts and Reading 7-12 (English Major)
    • History 7-12 (History Major)
    • Life Science 7-12 (Biology Major)
    • Mathematics 7-12 (Mathematics Major)
    • Science 7-12 (Natural Sciences Major)
    • Speech 7-12 (Communication Studies Major)
  • Kinesiology (EC-12 Physical Education Certification)

Bachelor of Music Education

  • Choral Music (EC-12 Music Education Certification)

TEA Accreditation

The Educator Preparation Program at Dallas Baptist University is also accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to prepare, train, and recommend teacher, school counselor, diagnostician, reading specialist, principal, and superintendent candidates for certification.

SACSCOC Accreditation

Dallas Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Dallas Baptist University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Dallas Baptist 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 (