Accreditations and Memberships

Montclair State University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Programs leading to a degree or certificate (not certification) are approved by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education of the State of New Jersey. Programs leading to certification are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education using the standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

Other Academic Certifications include:

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) -- for programs preparing elementary and secondary school teachers, as well as administrative and school service personnel.
  • AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in business, School of Business)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Athletic Training major, BS, Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, College of Education and Human Services)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Baccalaureate level, Dietetic Internship, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (Computer Science major, concentration in Professional Computing, BS, Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) -- Counseling, MA
  • Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). CAA has accredited the M.A. concentration in Speech-Language pathology; and the Doctoral program in Audiology (PhD) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (Fine Arts major, concentrations in Art History, Fine Arts Education, Studio, BA; Fine Arts/studio major and concentrations in Industrial Design and in Filmmaking, BFA; Fine Arts major, concentration in studio, MA; Studio Art major, MFA, Department of Art and Design, College of the Arts)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (Dance major and concentration in Musical Theatre, BFA, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (Music Therapy major, BA; Music major, concentrations in Musical Theatre, Performance, Theory/Composition, BMus; Music major, concentrations in Music Education, Music Therapy, Performance, and Theory/Composition, MA, John J. Cali School of Music, College of the Arts)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (Theatre major, concentrations in Acting and in Production/Design, BFA; Theatre major with concentrations in Arts Management, Production/Stage Management, and Theatre Studies, MA, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts)

Program approvals include:

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)/American Association for Health Education (AAHE): Health Education major, BS, initial teacher certification, P-12
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)/National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE): Physical Education major, BS, initial teacher certification, P-12
  • American Bar Association: Justice Studies major, Paralegal Studies concentration, BA; Paralegal Studies minor; Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies
  • American Chemical Society: Biochemistry major, BS; Chemistry major, BS; Chemistry minor; Chemistry major, MS; Chemistry major, Biochemistry concentration, MS
  • American Music Therapy Association: Music Therapy major, BA; Music major, concentration in Music Therapy, MA
  • Council for Exceptional Children: Early Childhood Special Education major, MEd; Learning Disabilities major, MEd; Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, post-master’s certification; Communication Sciences and Disorders major, concentration in Speech-Language Pathology, MA
  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC): Educational Leadership major, MA
  • International Reading Association (IRA): Reading major, MA; Reading Specialist, post-baccalaureate educational services certification, P-12
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Family and Child Studies major, concentration in Early Childhood, BA, initial teacher certification, P-3
  • National Association for Music Therapy: Music Therapy major, BA
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS): Anthropology major, BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; History major, BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; Political Science major, BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; Sociology major, BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; Geography major, BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; Economics major, BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; Social Studies, MAT, initial teacher certification, P-12; Social Studies, post-baccalaureate teacher certification, P-12
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): English major, BA, initial teacher certification, 6-12; English, MAT, initial teacher certification, 6-12; English, post-baccalaureate teacher certification, 6-12
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Mathematics major (BS), initial teacher certification, 6-12; Mathematics, MAT, initial teacher certification, 6-12; Mathematics, post-baccalaureate teacher certification, 6-12
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Linguistics major BA, initial teacher certification, P-12; Teaching English as a Second Language, MAT, initial teacher certification, P-12; Teaching English as a Second Language, post-baccalaureate teacher certification, P-12

Memberships

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Association for Paralegal Education
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration
  • National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals
  • National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Network for Educational Renewal
  • New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • North American Association of Summer Sessions
  • Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools