Alder Graduate School of Education (Alder) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. The WSCUC team report is available here, and the letter notifying Alder of the Commission’s action to grant Alder Initial Accreditation is available here. In 2020-21, Alder began conferring Master’s degrees for students.

Alder Graduate School of Education (Alder) has received institutional and program approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). These approvals allow Alder to sponsor educator preparation programs in California.


On December 9, 2022, the CCTC granted Alder full institutional approval to offer the following credential programs: Preliminary Multiple Subjects, Preliminary Single Subjects (English, Social Science, Science, Mathematics, World Language), and Preliminary Education Specialist (Mild to Moderate Support Needs). The letter outlining this approval is linked here.

An individual may contact the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833,, Telephone: (916) 431-6924; Fax: (916) 263-1897.