Institutional Accreditation

Georgetown College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters 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 Georgetown College.

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Program Accreditation

Georgetown College is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for initial and advanced level educator preparation programs.

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  • Third Party Call for Comment:

    Georgetown College, Department of Education, is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November 1 – 3, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

    We invite you to submit written testimony to

    1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

    Or by email to:

    Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.

Georgetown College’s educational program in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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Program Approval

The Department of Chemistry has “approved” status from the American Chemical Society. This recognition is granted to less than one-quarter of the nation’s colleges and universities. The ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS approval is based upon such factors as the number and academic qualifications of the faculty, foundation and in-depth course and lab offerings, instrumentation, library holdings, administrative support, budgets, research opportunities, and lab space. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Other Affiliations

Georgetown College's affiliations include the American Council of Education (ACE), American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), Kentucky Independent College Foundation, the Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, and the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities. Additionally, faculty and staff are affiliated with a number of regional, national and international professional organizations.

Non-Discrimination Statement

As a Christian institution, Georgetown College builds community through admissions, hiring and promotion policies based on merit, qualification and character.  As a matter of policy and in compliance with state and federal laws, Georgetown College operates on the principle of non-discrimination.  Georgetown College does not discriminate, either in the admission of students, hiring and promotion of employees, or in the administration of any educational policies, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.  Because the College is primarily residential in nature, Georgetown College reserves the right to restrict admissions to undergraduate programs on the basis of sex due to limitations in availability of campus housing, if necessary.  The College may use religion as a factor in making faculty employment decisions and in Board of Trustees appointments.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Inquiries or concerns should be directed to the Director of Human Resources or the Title IX Coordinator at 502-863-8000.

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