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Program Accreditation

In addition to maintaining our regional accreditation through HLC and adhering to each of our individual campus’s state requirements, Antioch University (AU) has many academic programs that are accredited or approved by programmatic/specialized accreditors.  These bodies conduct their own processes for ensuring that their member programs meet defined standards specific to that particular academic discipline or professional practice.

These external approvals require a range of activities that focus on assurance of quality. Activities vary depending on the body but can include self-studies, assessment and reflection, peer reviews, and/or site visits. Programs may be reviewed for curricular currency, course content preparation of graduates with necessary professional competencies, and student satisfaction levels, as well as other types of student outcomes like retention and graduation as well as internship placement rates. Most accreditors provide manuals or guides to their own requirements.

Also, all teacher certification/licensure programs must meet state standards and are subject to that state’s oversight and periodic review. Many other AU programs belong to professional associations. While not rising to the level of accreditation, these affiliations contribute to fostering best practices and honing the currency of academic offerings.

Listed below are the programs offered by Antioch University for which programmatic/specialized accreditation has been granted. Please review the program website for additional information about courses and completion requirements.

Programs in Psychology

Degree Program Campus Programmatic/Specialized Accreditation or Approval
Doctor of Philosophy
Marriage and Family Therapy New England Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Doctor of Psychology
Clinical Psychology New England American Psychological Association (APA)
Clinical Psychology Santa Barbara No programmatic/specialized accreditation granted
Clinical Psychology Seattle No programmatic/specialized accreditation granted
Master of Arts
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (New England) New England Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Seattle Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling New England American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Marriage and Family Therapy New England Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Psychology: Couple and Family Therapy Seattle Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Graduate Certificates
Applied Behavioral Analysis New England Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Marriage & Family Therapy New England No programmatic/specialized accreditation available

Programs in Education

Degree Program Campus Programmatic/Specialized Accreditation or Approval
Master of Arts
Education w/Environmental and Sustainability Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Education/Leadership and Change Los Angeles California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education w/Library Media Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Education w/Mild/Moderate Credential Los Angeles California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education w/Mild/Moderate Credential Santa Barbara California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education w/Social Justice and Educational Leadership Santa Barbara California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education w/Special Education Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Education w/Teacher Credentialing Los Angeles California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education w/Teacher Credentialing Santa Barbara California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education w/ Teacher Preparation: K-8 Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Master of Education
Adolescent & Young Adult Education Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Early Childhood Education Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Elementary/Early Childhood Education New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Foundations in Education New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Intervention Specialist –Mild to Moderate Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Intervention Specialist –Moderate to Intensive Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Middle Childhood Education Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Master of Science
Environmental Sciences with Life Sciences (7-12) Certifications New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Environmental Sciences with Middle Level Science (5-9) Certification New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Los Angeles California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Santa Barbara California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Elementary Education (K-8) Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Environmental and Sustainability Education Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Library Media Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Middle Level Humanities Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Middle Level Science Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Multiple Subject Credential Los Angeles California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Ohio Principal Licensure Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Reading (Literacy) Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Reading Endorsement Midwest Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Special Education Endorsement Seattle Washington Professional Educator Standards Board
Graduate Certificates
Educational Leadership & Administration (Principal Certification) New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Elementary Education (K-8) Certification New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Holistic Special Education Certification New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission
Waldorf Education New England New Hampshire Department of Education – Higher Education Commission Approval Not Available
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