Florida is educational hub consisting of public and private educational institutions. It offers huge variety of courses in education be traditional format education courses or online education courses. However while registering yourself for any online course you should be careful if it is actually an accredited course or just a degree mill.
Accreditation is necessary not just because it grants a particular university or college a grade to for its continued adherence in the field of education; it also determines the institution’s eligibility for state financial aid programs. It is also regarded a necessity for many graduation programs.
Accreditation is basically acquired for those institutions that are consistently offering education of sound quality, for acquiring an accreditation the institution must be consistently serving the enormous quality of education that are set by the accreditation organization. A continued adherence in the field of education by a particular university or college makes it eligible for accreditation.
However instead of having universal accreditation, regional accreditation is convenient and accepted. Each accreditation organization has its own set of standards to judge different educational institutions. The regional accreditation organizations in America are bifurcated into six parts, The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The New England Association of Schools & Colleges, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Florida falls under the South Association of Colleges and Schools with other states like labama , Georgia , Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas and Virginia.
South Association of Colleges and Schools has further bifurcated the accreditation into School Accreditation and District Accreditation. Accreditation also enables continuous improvement of schools and colleges to attain highest quality for accreditation. South Association of Colleges and Schools have the standards based on NCA CASI and SACS CASI. The standards are set on the factors like impression of student’s performances, the inputs from the educational experts, etc.
In order to rectify a whether a college or university is accredited or not you can visit the websites of the accredited organizations. Once an institute is accredited it’s accepted almost everywhere. Other institutes and also the employer can’t question its value.