Accreditation

Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates and associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene 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 (www.sacscoc.org).

The School of Education at Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This continued accreditation is at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels, and signifies that the education preparation provider (EPP) and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The program was initially accredited by NCATE in 2009 and was last reaffirmed by NCATE in 2016. The teaching majors offered in collaboration with other University departments are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and are part of the NCATE unit accreditation. The next accreditation visit - using Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards - is scheduled for Fall 2022.

Trevecca Nazarene University is partnered with Belmont University in a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The Baccalaureate program of the Belmont University/Trevecca Nazarene University Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.  View our state licensure information here. The Consortium is also approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

All degrees in the Departments of Music and Worship are accredited by the National Association of Schools and Music (NASM). The University was initially accredited by NASM in 1976 and was last reaffirmed in 2013. The next accreditation visit is scheduled in Spring 2023.

The baccalaureate Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE). The program was initially accredited in 2014 and was re-affirmed in 2018. The next accreditation visit is scheduled in October of 2026.

The Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Inc. and has a current accreditation status of Continued. The program was initially accredited by ARC-PA in 1978, was last validated in 2013 and is scheduled for the next validation review in 2023.

The master’s and on-campus doctoral level Graduate Counseling Programs were first accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in July 2015 and will next be reviewed in 2023.

Accreditation documents are on file in the Office of Academic Affairs and may be reviewed upon request.

Trevecca is a member of the:

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Christian Adult Higher Education Association
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Mid-South Educational Research Association
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Tennessee College Association
  • Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Tennessee Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Tennessee Independent College and University Association