Accreditation and Assessment

  • Accreditations and Program Recognitions

    • ACEI (Association for Childhood Education International): BSELED and MAT in Elementary Education programs are recognized by ACEI.*
    • APA (American Psychological Association): Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology program is seeking APA accreditation, and has been approved for a site visit in 2017.
    • CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs): M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by CACREP.
    • ELCC (Education Leadership Coustituent Council): M.A. in K-12 Educational Leadership program is recognized by ELCC.*
    • NASP (National Association of School Psychologists): Ed.S. in School Psychology program is recognized by NASP.*
    • NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)/CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation): The School of Education has been accredited by NCATE since 1970, and is preparing for a 2018 site visit by CAEP, which has replaced NCATE as the accrediting body in education. 
    • NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics): Bachelor's program in Secondary Mathematics Education is recognized by NCTM.*
    • NSTA (National Science Teachers Association): Bachelor's programs in Secondary Biology Education, Secondary Chemistry Education, Secondary Integrated Science Education, and Secondary Physics Education are recognized by NSTA.*

*NCATE/CAEP requires educator preparation providers (schools of education) to complete a program review process. One program review option is called Program Review with National Recognition. This recognition is provided by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), which define content-area standards for programs in various disciplines. ACEI, ELCC, NASP, NCTM, and NSTA are SPAs by which some of our programs have been recognized (see CAEP website).