Academics
Areas of Study

Overview

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.

Accredited Programs


School Counseling (M.A.)
Counseling

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1993
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2016-2024
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2024

Accrediting Agency: Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)

Elementary (B.A./M.A.)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1989 DC Approval
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2025
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025

Accrediting Agency: Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)

Deaf Education
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1984
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2016-2023
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2023

Accrediting Agency: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Secondary Social Studies (B.A./M.A.)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1989
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2025
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025

Accrediting Agency: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Secondary Mathematics (B.A./M.A)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1989
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2026
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2026

Accrediting Agency: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Secondary Biology (B.A./M.A.)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 2010
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2027
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2027

Accrediting Agency: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Secondary General Studies (B.A./M.A.)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 2010
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2028
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2028

Accrediting Agency: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Secondary Chemistry (B.A./M.A.)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 2010
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2029
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2029

Accrediting Agency: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Early Childhood (B.A./M.A.)
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1989 DC Approval
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2025
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025

Accrediting Agency: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Psychology
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2016-2023
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2023

Accrediting Agency: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Education
Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1989 DC Approval
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019-2025
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025

Accrediting Agency: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)
Psychology

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1995
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2028
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: American Psychological Association (APA)
www.accreditation.apa.org
7500 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202.336.5979

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1979
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 1999
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: American Speech & Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
https://caa.asha.org/
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
800.498.2071

Audiology (Au.D.)
Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1999
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2018
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: American Speech & Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
https://caa.asha.org/ 2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
800.498.2071

Accounting (B.S.)
Business

School of Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change

  • Initial Accreditation: 1997
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2029
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
www.acbsp.org
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.339.9356

Business Administration (B.S.)
Business

School of Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change

  • Initial Accreditation: 1997
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2029
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
www.acbsp.org
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.339.9356

Risk Management Insurance (B.S.)
Business

School of Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change

  • Initial Accreditation: 1997
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2029
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
www.acbsp.org
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.339.9356

School Counseling (M.A.)
Counseling

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1991
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2016
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2023
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
www.cacrep.org
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.535.5990

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)
Counseling

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1991
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2016
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
www.cacrep.org
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.535.5990

Social Work (B.S.W.)
Social Work

School of Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change

  • Initial Accreditation: 1976
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2017
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
www.cswe.org/
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Aleandria, VA 22314
703.683.8080

Social Work (M.S.W.)
Social Work

School of Civic Leadership, Business and Social Change

  • Initial Accreditation: 1992
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2017
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
www.cswe.org/
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Aleandria, VA 22314
703.683.8080

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • Initial Accreditation: 1973
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2017
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025/2026
  • CHEA Recognized: NO

Accrediting Agency: International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)*
https://iacsinc.org
101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211
Alexandria, VA 22304
703.823.9840

Education (B.A., M.A.) – Initial
Educator Preparation Programs in Education

School of Language, Education, and Culture

  • Initial Accreditation: 1984
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)
www.caepnet.org
1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
202.223.0077

School Psychology (Psy.S.) – Advanced
Educator Preparation Programs in Psychology

School of Human Services and Sciences

  • Initial Accreditation: 1984
  • Most Recent Re-Accreditation: 2019
  • Next Re-Accreditation: 2025
  • CHEA Recognized: YES

Accrediting Agency: Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)
www.caepnet.org
1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
202.223.0077



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).

State Licensure

  • Students completing one of the D.C. state-approved license programs may also want to see our State Licensure page

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