The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in human development counseling and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in leadership and learning in organizations programs from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition, the programs have been accredited as part of institutional accreditation awarded by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1991.
While the M.Ed. curriculum and learning objectives remain the same between the on-campus and online programs, the change in delivery format and the additional credit hour requirements are considered substantial enough for CACREP to review. Therefore, the program intends to seek CACREP accreditation for the online modality of the Master of Education in human development counseling with a specialization in school counseling program.