Accredidations and Memberships

Montclair State University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia , PA 19104, telephone 215-662-5606. In addition, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education has granted accreditation for the preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers as well as administrative and school service personnel.

Other academic accreditations include AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in business, School of Business), The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Humanities and Social Sciences), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (Department of Art and Design, College of the Arts), National Association of Music (Cali School of Music, College of the Arts), National Association of Schools of Dance (Department of Theater and Dance, College of the Arts), National Association of Schools of Theatre (Department of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) (Master of Arts degree in the Counseling and Educational Leadership Department, College of Education and Human Services). The undergraduate concentration in Professional Computing offered by the Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics, is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering &Technology (ABET).

The Bachelor of Science program in Athletic Training, Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, College of Education and Human Services, has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Food and Nutrition, and the approved Preprofessional Practice (AP4), offered by the Department of Health & Nutrition Sciences and College of Education and Human Services, have been approved by the American Dietetic Association; the Master of Arts degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders, concentration in Speech-Language Pathology, offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been approved by the preparation of professional personnel in Special Education by the Council for Exceptional Children; the undergraduate minor in Paralegal Studies offered by the Department of Justice Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been approved by the American Bar Association. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science and Mathematics, is certified by the American Chemical Society; and the undergraduate program in Music Therapy offered by the Cali School of Music, College of the Arts, has been approved by the National Association for Music Therapy.

Montclair State University is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American College Dance Festival Association, American Council on Education, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, National Network for Education Renewal, New Jersey Association of Colleges and Universities, New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, North American Association for Summer Sessions, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools, and Southern Association of Schools of Business. Women of Montclair State University are accepted for membership in the American Association of University Women.

NATIONAL RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITED PROGRAMS TO PREPARE TEACHERS AND OTHER SCHOOL PROFESSIONALS

The Master of Education in Inclusive Early Childhood Education is offered by the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education, College of Education and Human Services, and has been approved by the Council for Exceptional Children;

The Master of Education in Learning Disabilities and the Post-Master's Certification in Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant are offered by the Department of Secondary and Special Education, College of Education and Human Services, and have been approved by the Council for Exceptional Children;

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Education offered by the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, College of Education and Human Services has been nationally recognized by the American Association for Health Education;

The Master of Arts program in Educational Leadership offered by the Department of Counseling, Human Development and Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Services, has been nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council;

The Master of Arts program in Reading offered by the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education, College of Education and Human Services, has been nationally recognized by the International Reading Association;

The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts programs in Teaching programs in English Education offered by the Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English;

The Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics Education offered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, has been nationally recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics;

The Bachelor of Science program in Physical Education offered by the Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, College of Education and Human Services, has been nationally recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education;

The Bachelor of Arts program in Social Studies Education offered by the Department of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been nationally recognized by the National Council for Social Studies;

The Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language offered by the Department of Linguistics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been nationally recognized by TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages);

The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts programs in Teaching programs in Elementary Education ofered by the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education, College of Education and Human Serivces, have been nationaly recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International;

The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts programs in Teaching progams in Early Childhood Education offered by the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education, College of Education and Human Serivces, have been nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children;

The Bachelor of Arts programs in Foreign Language Teaching in Spanish, Italian and French offered by the Department of Spanish and Italian and the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, have been nationally recognized by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages;

The Master of Education in Teacher of Students with Disabilities offered by Departments of Secondary and Special Education, College of Education and Human Services and have been approved by the Councilfor Exceptional Children.