West Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC, 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 non-profit 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.
Educator Preparation Program and Advanced Programs in Education
The WTAMU Teacher Preparation Program is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.
The WTAMU educator preparation program and advanced programs in education (graduate programs) have been admitted to candidacy by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. The on-site accreditation visit is scheduled for November 2016. Accreditation is anticipated in January 2017.