Simpson University School of Education Receives Accreditation Renewal

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University’s School of Education has received full accreditation renewal from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Student Research Symposium groupThe school’s three credential programs—the Multiple Subject Credential, the Single Subject Credential, and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential—were reviewed as part of a seven-year accreditation cycle and received unanimous recommendation for renewal by a site visit review team. The team reviewed hundreds of pages of documents and conducted dozens of interviews on campus with various stakeholder groups.

Dr. Craig Cook, dean of the School of Education, attended a hearing of the Committee on Accreditation at the commission’s offices in Sacramento on Feb. 22 for a full reading of the report, where the committee passed a motion granting accreditation in the seventh year for all of Simpson University's School of Education credential programs.

The School of Education has graduated more than 2,500 students, many of whom teach or work as administrators in Northern California. Learn more about the master’s degrees and teaching credential programs at




Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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