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Welcome to the BCF Accreditation and Licensure Website
Welcome to the Accreditation and Licensure webpage for The Baptist College of Florida. From here you will be able to access information about the kinds of accreditation that BCF holds, as well as details about our Quality Enhancement Plan, Retention and Graduation rates, etc.
The Baptist College of Florida holds regional accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, otherwise known as SACSCOC. BCF is also licensed by the State of Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education, or CIE. Both of these accrediting and licensing bodies help BCF's goal of continuous improvement and growth. LiveText and the Write Stuff Writing Center are two examples of campus-wide efforts to improve student learning and growth based on SACSCOC and CIE directives.
The Baptist College of Florida is also an approved member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Membership in this council affords The Baptist College of Florida the opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty across the United States, and it pertains to approval of distance education courses and programs offered across state lines by postsecondary institutions that already have degree authorization in at least one state. Through the NC-SARA membership, The Baptist College of Florida is authorized to provide online courses and degrees to students across the nation with few restrictions. For more information, see the NC-SARA website: http://nc-sara.org.
The Elementary Education program of the Teacher Education Division is certified by the State of Florida Department of Education. This is a highly sought-after certification, and not every college is certified. This means that students who graduate from the Elementary Education program are automatically eligible for a Professional Teaching Certificate in the State of Florida. The State of Florida is reciprocal with various states, and each state has specific requirements for certification.
The institution is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, or NASM. NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 652 accredited institutional members. These organizations establish national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.
Please use the links on the left to access more information about each of these accrediting and licensing agencies and BCFs commitment to student learning.