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Program Accreditation and Approval
Particular programs offered by Gallaudet have met the standards and requirements of programmatic accrediting organizations.
Additionally, the University’s teacher preparation programs are recognized by the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP reviews the educator
preparation programs as a unit; this includes the Department of Education Teacher Preparation programs, as well as
School Psychology, School Social Work and School Counseling programs, which also prepare educators and/or school
personnel. The University refers to these entities collectively as the Professional Education Programs.
Specialized program associations (SPAs) also review programs against their established programmatic standards. SPA
reviews are included in the NCATE review process.
Program accreditation, approval, and recognition are high-profile issues these days, but the different categories can
often be confusing. On this page, you’ll find two separate charts to differentiate between the types of review:
accreditation, licensing, and national recognition/approval.
School of Language, Education, and Culture
Accrediting Agency: Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
Accrediting Agency: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Accrediting Agency: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Accrediting Agency: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
School of Human Services and Sciences
Accrediting Agency: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Accrediting Agency: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Accrediting Agency: American Psychological Association (APA)www.accreditation.apa.org7500 First Street, NEWashington, DC 20002-4242202.336.5979
Accrediting Agency: American Speech & Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathologyhttps://caa.asha.org/2200 Research BoulevardRockville, MD 20850-3289800.498.2071
Accrediting Agency: American Speech & Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathologyhttps://caa.asha.org/ 2200 Research BoulevardRockville, MD 20850-3289800.498.2071
School of Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change
Accrediting Agency: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)www.acbsp.org11520 West 119th StreetOverland Park, KS 66213913.339.9356
Accrediting Agency: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)www.cswe.org/1701 Duke Street, Suite 200Aleandria, VA 22314703.683.8080
Accrediting Agency: International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)*https://iacsinc.org101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211Alexandria, VA 22304703.823.9840
Accrediting Agency: Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)www.caepnet.org 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400Washington, DC 20036202.223.0077
Programs Approved for Licensing by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) partners with and follows CAEP standards for our professional education programs*** in their review and approval of programs for a state license to work in schools (see SPA chart from above).
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