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Accreditation

What is Accreditation?

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency. (Source: US Department of Education)

For more information on accreditation in the United States, please visit U.S. Department of Education website. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (Candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.

Accreditation of Lehman College

Lehman College is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE). Lehman College most recently received reaffirmation of accreditation in 2009 and the evaluation of the Periodic Review Report in 2014. Lehman's Accreditation Liaison Officer is Dr. Deirdre Pettipiece. Many of the academic programs at Lehman College are also accredited by discipline-specific accreditation agencies and associations.

University Accreditation

2009 Self-Study Report

MSCHE evaluation of the 2009 Self-Study Report

2014 Periodic Review Report

MSCHE evaluation of the 2014 Periodic Review Report

Organization of the 2018 Self-Study (coming soon)

MSCHE Information on reaccreditation (https://www.msche.org/)

MSCHE Accreditation Letter 2014

 

Discipline Accreditation
School Department Program Title Award Accrediting Organization Next Reaccreditation Year
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Counselor Education  MSED Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2017
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education - Childhood  MSED Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education - Early Childhood  MSED Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education - Adolescence  MSED Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education - Adolescence  MSED Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Educ Administration As Schl Buidg Ldr  MSED Educational Leadership Program Recognition Standards (ELCC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education Teacher Birth-2  ADV CRT Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education Teacher Grades 1-6  ADV CRT Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Special Education Teacher Grades 7-12  ADV CRT Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Literacy Birth-Grade 6 & Sped Grades 1-6  MSED International Literacy Association (ILA) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Reading Tchr:Mid Childhood & Adol 5-12  MSED International Literacy Association (ILA) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Read Tchr:Early Chld & Chld (B-6)  MSED International Literacy Association (ILA) 2018
Education Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education  Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services  ADV CRT Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2017
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Alt Crt:Early Chldhd Ed W/Bil Ex-Trans B  MSED National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Early Childhood Ed W/Biling Ext  MSED National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Alt Crt:Early Childhood Ed - Trans B  MSED National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Early Childhood Education  MSED National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Elementary Education W/Biling Ext  MSED Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Alt Crt: Elementary Ed - Trans B  MSED Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Elementary Education  MSED Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Gifted Education  ADV CRT Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Alt Crt: Elem Educ W/Biling Ext-Trans B  ADV CRT Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 2018
Education Early Childhood and Childhood Education  Alt Crt: Elem Educ W/Biling Ext-Trans B  MSED Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt:Tch Eng/Spkrs/Oth Langs-Trans B  MSED Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Tch Eng To Spkrs Of Oth Langs-Non Cert  MSED Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Tch Eng To Speakers Of Oth Languages  MSED Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt:Science Education - Trans B  ADV CRT National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt: Science Education - Trans B  MSED National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Science Education  MSED National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt:Social Studies 7-12 - Trans B)  ADV CRT National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt: Social Studies 7-12 - Trans B  MA National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Social Studies 7-12  MA National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt: English Educ 7-12 - Trans B  ADV CRT National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt: English Educ 7-12 - Trans B  MSED National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  English Education 7-12  MSED Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt: Mathematics 7-12 - Trans B  ADV CRT National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Crt: Mathematics 7-12 - Trans B  MSED National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Mathematics 7-12  MSED National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Iti:Bilingual Extension: Special Ed  ADV CRT Child Education Center (CEC) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  English 7-12  BA National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Spanish 7-12  BA American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Mathematics 7-12  BA National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Biology 7-12  BA National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Chemistry 7-12  BA National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Physics 7-12  BA National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Health Sciences  Health (N-12) Teacher  MSED American Association for Health Education (AAHE) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Teaching English To Speakers Of Oth Lang  ADV CRT Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  English Education  ADV CRT National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Mathematics Education (7-12)  ADV CRT National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Science Education  ADV CRT National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Social Studies (7-12)  ADV CRT National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Alt Cert:Spanish Education (Trans B)  MA American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Math Ed 7-12 (With Prior 5-9 Certif)  ADV CRT National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018
Education Middle and High School Education  Tchr Edu:Middle Childhood Extension 5-6  ADV CRT Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Middle and High School Education  Tchrs/Stds W/Spch Lang Dis W/Biling Ext  MA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2019
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Health Sciences  Dietetics, Foods & Nutrition  BS Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 2017
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Health Sciences  Nutrition  MS Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 2017
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Nursing  BS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Parent-Child Nursing  MS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Adult Health Nursing  MS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Nursing Of Older Adults  MS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  MS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  ADV CRT Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Nursing Administration  ADV CRT Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Nursing Education  ADV CRT Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Family Nurse Practitioner  ADV CRT Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Family Nurse Practitioner  MS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Nursing  Nursing  BS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2018
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Social Work  Social Work  MSW Council on Social Work Education 2020
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Social Work  Social Work  MSW Council on Social Work Education 2020
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Social Work  Social Work  BA Council on Social Work Education 2020
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  Speech Language Pathology  MA Council on Academic Accreditation 2022
Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  Speech Pathology & Audiology  BA Council on Academic Accreditation 2022
Natural and Social Sciences Chemistry  Chemistry  BS American Chemical Society 2018