Approved Providers

The following providers have successfully completed the Approved Quality Curriculum review process:


Sophia Learning

On July 16, 2019, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) considered the application for renewal submitted by Sophia Learning, LLC (Sophia) for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC). The DEAC's Academic Review Subcommittee granted renewal status to Sophia and recommended AQC approval for the courses below. The AQC status for the courses is for a period of three years, through 2022.

  • College Algebra

  • Human Biology

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Introduction to Statistics

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Introduction to Art History

  • Approaches to Studying Religions

  • Visual Communications
  • Microeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Business
  • English Composition

  • Ancient Greek Philosophers*

  • Developing Effective Teams

  • Environmental Science

  • Foundations of College Algebra

  • Foundations of English Composition

  • Foundations of Statistics

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Public Speaking
  • Student Succes
  • The Essentials of Managing Conflict
  • US History I
  • US History II

In granting Sophia AQC status for these courses, DEAC expressed its confidence that the courses meet the academic quality standards the Accrediting Commission has established for distance education.

*Approved as a 1-credit course.

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Study.com

On July 30, 2018, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) considered the courses submitted by Study.com for the Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC). The DEAC's Academic Review Committee evaluated and recommended AQC approval for the 20 courses listed below for a period of three years through 2021.

  • Biology 101: Intro to Biology

  • Business 101: Principles of Management

  • Business 108: Business Ethics

  • Business 311: Project Management

  • Communications 101: Public Speaking

  • Earth Science 101: Earth Science

  • Education 101: Foundations of Education

  • English 104: College Composition I

  • English 105: College Composition II

  • Finance 102: Personal Finance

  • History 103: US History I

  • History 104: US History II

  • History 108: History of the Vietnam War

  • Math 101: College Algebra

  • Math 102: College Mathematics

  • Political Science 102: American Government

  • Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology

  • Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development

  • Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology

  • Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish

In granting Study.com AQC status for these courses, the DEAC expressed its confidence that the courses meet the academic quality standards the Accrediting Commission has established for distance education.

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The TEFL Academy

On September 25, 2018, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) considered the courses submitted by The TEFL Academy for the Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC). The DEAC's Academic Review Committee evaluated and recommended AQC approval for the course listed below for a period of three years through 2021.

  • Level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language

In granting The TEFL Academy AQC status for this course, the DEAC expressed its confidence that the course meets the academic quality standards the Accrediting Commission has established for distance education.

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