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Assessment and Accreditation

Specialized Professional Associations

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David Bell
Associate Dean for Curriculum and Accreditation
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Mary Tygh
Unit Assessment Specialist
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Data Specialist
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Assessment Software Administrator
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Professional Associations

Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) are national organizations representing teachers, professional education faculty, and other school personnel who teach a specific subject matter (e.g., mathematics or social studies), teach students at a specific developmental level (i.e., early childhood, elementary, middle level, or secondary), teach students with specific needs (e.g., bilingual education or special education), administer schools (e.g., principals or superintendents), or provide services to students (e.g., school counselors or school psychologists). Standards developed by SPAs describe what professionals in the field should know and be able to do.

Programs at WCU are either accredited or nationally recognized by their SPAs.

Accredited Programs

Program Name

Link to SPA Website

Link to Standards

Counselor Education

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Music Education

Nationally Recognized Programs in the College of Education and Social Work

Program Name

Link to SPA Website

Link to Standards

Early Grades Preparation



Middle Grades Preparation

Special Education


Nationally Recognized Programs in Other Colleges in the Unit

Program Name

Link to SPA Website

Link to Standards


Foreign Languages



Social Studies

Health and Physical Education