Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Faulkner University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Faulkner University.

Specialty Accreditations

 Kearley Graduate School of Theology

The Kearley Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on  Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.  The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry. In June 2018, the ATS Board of commissioners approved a four-year experiemental Doctor of Philosophy (Biblical Studies) degree, permitting the degree program to be completed in a synchronous distance education format.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110

Phone: 412-788-6505

Legal Studies

Faulkner University’s Legal Studies program, offered on the main campus in Montgomery, Alabama, is approved by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Paralegals. This program can also be accessed via the synchronous classroom and students can attend the program at each of the centers through this means.

For information regarding the institution’s accreditation contact:

American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Paralegals
321 North Clark Street
Mail Stop 19.1
Chicago, Illinois 60610-4714

Speech Language Pathology

The MA/MS SLP program in speech/language pathology at Faulkner University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-HearingAssociation. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800-498-2071

Teacher Education

Faulkner University’s teacher education programs in the College of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). For information regarding the institution’s NCATE accreditation contact:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Faulkner University’s teacher education programs in the College of Education are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). For information regarding the institution’s ALSDE approval contact:

Alabama State Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104

 *Note: The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a non-certification program and is not subject to approval by the Alabama State Department of Education. 

 Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. Graduates are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any state.