In addition to our institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the academic departments/programs listed below have also achieved specialized accreditation.
- Bachelor of Social Work: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE; required for licensure)
- College of Business and Management: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
- Chemistry: American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training (ACS)
- Clinical Laboratory Science: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS; required for licensure)
- Educational Leadership: Principal, Chief School Business Officials, and Superintendent programs are approved annually by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE; required for licensure) Technology Support Specialist, Learning Behavioral Specialist I (LBS1) and English as a Second Language (ESL) are additional endorsement areas approved by ISBE.
- Human Development Counseling: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP; required for licensure) in three concentrations: Community Counseling; School Counseling; and Marital, Couple and Family Counseling. The School Counseling program is also approved annually by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE; required for licensure)
- Human Services, Alcohol and Substance Abuse concentration: Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA; required for licensure)
- Master of Public Administration: Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
- Master of Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Health: National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
- Teacher Education Preparation: Elementary (Grades 1-6) and Secondary (Grades 9-12) (history, sociology/anthropology, political science, chemistry, biology, English, and math.) These programs are approved annually by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE; required for licensure)
Last Updated: 10/22/19