AccreditationsAs a research-intensive university, IUP prides itself on offering the most high-quality education to its students. As a testament to this priority, IUP holds university-wide regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Beyond university-wide accreditation, individual programs have earned individual accreditation or recognition by various national associations and councils.

The following programs have earned special accreditation or national recognition:

Administration and Leadership Studies (DEd)

Educational Leadership Constituent Council (National recognition by ELCC through Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)

Art, Art Studio (MA, MFA)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

American Psychological Association

Educational and School Psychology (DEd, Post-Master's Certificate)

National Association of School Psychologists (National recognition by NASP through NCATE)

Food and Nutrition (MS internship)

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education of the American Dietetic Association

Literacy (MEd)

International Literacy Association (National recognition by ILA through NCATE)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Music (MA)

National Association of Schools of Music

Nursing (MS)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Principal Certification

Educational Leadership Constituent Council (National recognition by ELCC through NCATE)

Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Education Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Teacher Education (Certification, MEd, MA, MA/Teaching English, DEd)

NCATE and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education