The National Association for the Education and Advancement of Young Children accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children. The Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center is NAEYC accredited.
The dietetics major is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Our program is a Didactic Program in Dietetics and is accredited.
The Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.F.C.S) is a Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved program offered jointly by the College of Education and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students completing this program fulfill the requirements for a teacher’s certificate in family and consumer sciences to teach in grades seven through twelve.
Fashion Merchandising, Product Development Design emphasis is one of 13 fashion departments endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association.
The Financial Planning Program is CFP® Board Registered. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. The University of Georgia does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® Certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.
The Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) through 2014. The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education is a specialized body that assures master’s degree, doctoral degrees, and post-graduate degree clinical programs meet and maintain the highest standards of the profession.
Certification as a School Nutrition Director is a Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved program offered jointly by the College of Education and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Applications for this non-degree graduate program are considered on an on-going basis. Applicants must apply to both the UGA Graduate School and to the Department of Foods and Nutrition.