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Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on  Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia  30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belmont University. 

Belmont’s Teacher Education Program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) legacy site visit of 2021.

The Belmont University School of Music is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The Wakins College of Art at Belmont University is an Accredited Institutional Member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)



The Belmont University College of Education prioritizes the use of data as part of its assessment and continuous improvement process. The below data provide summary of survey results, state data reports, and teacher candidate performance assessment data. Data are acquired from sources including the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE); Educational Testing Service (ETS); the Belmont Office of Career & Professional Development, and the Belmont Office of Assessment & Institutional. Data are linked to the reporting measures to assist prospective and current students, faculty, accrediting bodies, the public, and researchers. Please contact Dr. Cathy Eschete, Director of Clinical Practice and Accreditation Coordinator ( before including any of this information in reports or research.


Measures of Program Impact

Measure 1 – Impact completers have on P-12 learning and development

Measure 2 – Indicators of teaching effectiveness

Measure 3 – Satisfaction of Employers

Measure 4 – Satisfaction of Completers/Graduates

Measures of Program Outcomes

Measure 5 – Graduation rates

Measure 6 – Ability of completers to meet licensing and state requirements.

Measure 7 – Ability of completers to be hired in positions for which they are prepared

Measure 8 – Student loan default rates & Institutional Data and Reports


Belmont University believes partnerships are critical in bringing practice and theory together to support teacher preparation. Belmont has partnership agreements with every district where our candidates are placed. We hold a primary partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools and Williamson County Schools, as the majority of our students are placed in these two districts. Belmont University meets with each district to establish the agreement and they are reviewed and updated on an annual basis.