Academic programs in the College of Education are accredited through their respective national professional organizations. In addition, teacher education programs are also approved through the Michigan Department of Education. The college affirms its commitment to urban education through its theme – The Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity.
Wayne State University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). In addition, the university holds the Carnegie Foundation ranking of RU/VH, being one of only 96 institutions nationally to achieve this highest research university status. As a leader in the region and nation, WSU is committed to research, teaching and service to urban issues.
Wayne State University's Teacher Education program, which is designed to prepare candidates who are effective urban educators: reflective, innovative and committed to diversity, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from October 25, 2012 to October 25, 2017. This accreditation certifies that the Teacher Education program has provided evidence that it adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.