Global Education Accrediting Commission (GEAC)
The GEAC is an accrediting body for schools and colleges, both online and physical, around the world. We accredit based on factors inclusive of content delivery, instruction, curriculum design as well as components such as social and emotional learning and (for physical schools) aspects such as facility management and health & welfare.
GEAC accreditation is open for any school or college around the world to join. In order to obtain GEAC accreditation, you must meet our legislation for all of our general standards and standards specific to your school type. Each standard is assessed separately, so you can apply for them together or one after another. If you meet legislation for that standard, you will be listed as compliant within that standard. After you have received a reply to your initial request for application, you will have 30 days to send in the required documents.
Once you are compliant in all standards relevant to your school type, you will be granted official accreditation. Following your school's accreditation, you may select courses for approval. For each course, you will need to include a detailed syllabus, assessments and a sample lesson. If your course meets our rigor and specific subject-area requirements, the course will be approved. All approved courses at all GEAC accredited schools will be published and sent out to member schools and colleges on a yearly basis.
Below you can see our general standards and their descriptions. If you would like to apply to be verified for compliance, you can email the relevant department to initiate the application process on [code].firstname.lastname@example.org - here, you would replace the [code] with the standard you would like to initiate application for. Remember that once you receive a reply you will have 30 days to send in all required documentation for compliance in that standard.
The Educator Quality Assessment looks at factors including minimum education and instructional ability of the educators at your school or college.
The General Pedagogy & Perspective Assessment looks at your school's overall philosophy towards learning as well as your guiding pedagogical principles which teachers hold to.
The Excelling & Struggling Students Methods Assessment looks at the ability of an institution to help struggling students get caught up while also helping to challenge excelling students further.
The Tution, Enrollment & Finance Assessment looks at how justified tuition is for the school's or college's services as well as enrollment levels. It also assesses the financial status of the school, looking at files such as tax returns.
The Parental Support Assessment looks at the amount of support which parents are given for continuing instruction at home.
The Diploma & Graduation Procedure Assessment looks at minimum requirements needed and titles given for various diplomas and graduations. This includes elementary, middle and high school graduations as well as degrees earned in colleges.
The School or College Adaptability Assessment looks at how easily your school or college can adapt to new circumstances, including those impacting a single student and those impacting the entire institution.
The School or College Leadership & Administrative Ability Assessment looks at how well a school or college is able to manage administrative matters and lead itself. This includes how the school manages processes such as enrollment, payments etc.
The Rounded Education Assessment looks at how well a school or college is able to help students become well-rounded people. This includes provision of community service activities, plentiful sports as well as encouragement of the arts.
The Student Support Mechanisms Assessment looks at methods in place to support students if they are struggling in coursework or if they are having personal problems.
The Technology Ability & Adaptability Assessment looks at how well the school or college is able to implement technology into furthering the curriculum. It also looks at how well the school or college can adapt their technology to fit various circumstances.
The Curriculum Content Assessment is about the content used within your courses. The assessment looks at the rigor of your courses for the given age levels.
The Implementation of Psychological Perspectives into Curriculum Design Assessment looks at how well different psychological perspectives such as cognitive psychology, are integrated into curricular design.
The Student, Administrator & Teacher Equality Assessment looks at the equality in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation and more for students, administrators and teachers in their treatment.
The Legal Compliance Assessment looks at if the school/co complies with all required legal guidelines. This includes things such as permits, having completed regular statements of information as well as being accredited by any required regional authorities.
The Parental Involvement Assessment looks at the amount of involvement allowed/encouraged for parents in the school environment including in curriculum, school policies etc.
The Content Delivery Method Assessment looks at the ability of instructors (or a self-paced course) to deliver content to students. Specifically, this assessment focuses on how content is conveyed to students.
The Policy & Procedure Methods & Implementation Assessment looks at the policies and procedures of the institution, as well as how they are supposed to be used and statistics on how they are used and when they have been triggered in the past.
The Assessment & Grading Quality Assessment looks at the structure and design of assessments intended to test student knowledge. As well as this, it looks at the quality of instructor feedback for student work and the grade consistency index (GCI) between different instructors.
The Co-Curricular Activities Assessment looks at the activities which the school or college provides to students outside of the regular academic curriculum. This includes aspects such as clubs, student government etc.
The Resource Management Assessment looks at how well the institution is able to manage resources including money and physical resources such as textbooks, lab materials etc.
Standards Required for Physical Schools & Colleges
Most of the standards required for physical schools and colleges are assessed through an on-site visit. These visits are scheduled by initiating the compliance process for these standards through the process described above.
The Facilities Management Assessment looks at how well the school or college's facilities are maintained, including keeping the gardens from overgrowing, having all buildings in good condition etc.
The Environmental Impact Assessment looks at the impact which the school or college is having on the environment, including management of toxic substances from science labs.
The Facilities Construction Assessment looks at the quality of construction of new facilities. This includes the careful planning of new facilities and the building of facilities to facilitate meeting safety standards and keeping people within in a safe place with clean air.
The Food & Drink Access & Safety Assessment looks at how easy it is for students to get access to clean water and healthy food, as well as the safety of each of these (including the fact that allergies can be catered for safely)
The Campus Safety Assessment studies safety measures in place to make sure that students are safe on campus. This includes safety from intruders, a proper fire alarm system etc.
The Nutrition, Health & Welfare Assessment looks at how well nutrition and health of students is managed. This includes the presence of a health room for illnesses, as well as proper dietary plans with healthy foods for all meals served.
Standards Required for Online Schools & Colleges
The Learning Management System Design Assessment looks at how well the school or college has designed a learning management system which allows for students to have a simple yet productive learning experience.
The Technical Support Assessment looks at the level of support and speed in which this is given for any technical problems which students may face.
The Supplementary Index of Materials & Online Programs looks at how well the online lessons work together with physical materials which are sent by the school or college / ordered individually by parents to produce a sensory and dynamic learning experience.