West Texas A&M University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. This is the highest accreditation a university can receive and signifies that WTAMU has "a purpose appropriate to higher education and the resources, programs and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that purpose."
Social Work Program
The WTAMU Bachelor's degree program in Social Work is nationally accredited by The Council on Social Work Education.
The WTAMU Master’s degree program in Social Work is nationally accredited by The Council on Social Work Education.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country. CSWE is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE pursues this mission in higher education by setting and maintaining national accreditation standards for baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in social work, by promoting faculty development, by engaging in international collaborations, and by advocating for social work education and research.
Teacher Preparation Program
The WTAMU Teacher Preparation Program is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Additionally, the teacher preparation program is seeking accreditation by The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP) and has been admitted to Pre-Candidacy.
The NCATE accreditation system is a voluntary peer review process that involves a comprehensive evaluation of the professional education unit (the school, college, department, or other administrative body that is primarily responsible for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel). The review is based on the NCATE Unit Standards, a set of research-based national standards developed by all sectors of the teaching profession.