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Specialized Accreditations

The following programs have earned additional specialized accreditation or national recognition.

Accrediting AgencyProgram(s)
Next Review Year
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

BS - Didactic Program in Dietetics

MS - Dietetic Internship

2021
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
BS - Hospitality Management
2018
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)

Certificate - Culinary Art

Certificate - Baking and Pastry

2018 
American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation PsyD - Clinical Psychology
2017
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology MS - Speech-Language Pathology 2020
Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) BS in Safety Sciences 2016
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

BS - Accounting

BS - Finance

BS - Management

BS - Human Resource Management

BS - International Business

BS -Management Information Systems

BS - Business Education

BS - Business Technology Support

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Executive MBA (EMBA)

M.Ed. - Business/Workforce Development

2016
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) BS - Physical Education and Sport/Exercise Science  2023
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) BS - Athletic Training 
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) BS - Respiratory Care 2022
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

BS - Nursing

MS - Nursing

2019
Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) BS - Computer Science Languages and Systems Track 2016
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)

MA - Community Counseling

MEd - School Counseling

2016
National Association of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

BA - Art History; Studio Art

BS - Art Education; Interior Design

BFA - Studio Art (2-D, 3-D, Individualized Track)

MFA - Studio Art

MA - Art

AY 2020-21
National Association of Schools of Music

BA - Music

BFA - Music

BSEd - Music Education

MA - Music Education

MA - Music Performance

AY 2018-19
National Association of Schools of Theatre Commission on Accreditation BA - Theater (Design/Tech, General, Performance, Theory/History)
AY 2017-18
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) - Now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) - Also approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)
All Teacher Ed Programs (see list of affiliated accrediting agencies by program below*)

2018

Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) BS in Regional Planning  2016

NCATE Affiliated Accreditors*

Note: Reports to these agencies are periodically submitted by the program.

Accrediting Body
Program(s)
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)

DEd - Administration and Leadership Studies

Principal Administrative Certificate, Specialist or CAS 

National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)
 BSEd - Art Education
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  (AACSB)

BSEd - Business Education

MEd - Business Education

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
BSEd - Early Childhood Education with Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

BSEd - Early Childhood Education with Special Education

MEd - Education of Exceptional Persons

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

BSEd - English Education

MEd - Masters in English Education

American Association for Health Education (AAHE)

BSEd - Health and Physical Education

MEd - Health and Physical Education

National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

BSEd - Health and Physical Education

MEd - Health and Physical Education

International Reading Association (IRA)Literacy, Specialist or C.A.S.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
BSEd - Mathematics
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
 BSEd - Middle Level Program
National Association of the Schools of Music (NASM)
 BSEd - Music Education
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
 MEd - School Counseling
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

DEd - School Psychology Doctoral Program

School Psychology Post Masters, Specialist or C.A.S.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
BSEd - Science Education Grades 7-12: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
 BSEd - Social Studies Education
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
 BSEd - Spanish Education
American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations (ASHA)
 MEd - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
 Pennsylvania Department of Education

DEd - Curriculum and Instruction

MEd - Masters in Education

BSEd - Family and Consumer Science Education

Instructional Technology Specialist, Specialist or CAS

Vocational Education, Vocational Leadership, and Cooperative Education Certificates

Safety and Drivers Education



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