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Accreditations and Memberships

Montclair State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. View more information on Montclair State University’s Middle States Accreditation process and documentation.

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 New Jersey State 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.

Discipline-Specific Accreditations

Discipline Specific Accreditations include:
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Baccalaureate and Graduate degree programs in business, (School of Business)
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) BS and MS in Didactic Program in Dietetics; Dietetic Internship Program, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, (College of Education and Human Services)
American Psychological Association (APA) Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology (College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Athletic Training major, BS, Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, (College of Education and Human Services)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) BSN in Nursing, (School of Nursing)
Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC/ABET) Computer Science major, Department of Computer Science, (College of Science and Mathematics)
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) Counseling, PhD, Counseling, MA – Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership (College of Education and Human Services)
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (CAA/ASHA) CAA has accredited the MA with concentration in Speech-Language pathology; and the Doctoral program in Audiology (AuD) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, (College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) NCATE (transitioning to CAEP – Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) – Baccalaureate and graduate level programs preparing early childhood, elementary and secondary school teachers, as well as administrative and school service personnel,  Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education; Department of Secondary and Special Education; and the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership (College of Education and Human Services)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Master of Public Health (MPH), BS in Public Health, concentration in Community Health Education, concentration in Health Systems Administration and Policy, Department of Public Health (College of Education and Human Services)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Master of Social Work Program, Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy (College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Fashion Studies major, BA; Fine Arts major, concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, BA; Animation/Illustration major, Fine Arts/Studio major, Filmmaking major, Graphic Design major, Industrial Design major, BFA; Studio Art major, MFA, Department of Art and Design, (College of the Arts)
National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) Dance, MFA; Dance major, concentration in Dance Education, BA; Dance major, BFA, Department of Theatre and Dance, (College of the Arts)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Music Therapy major, BA; Music major, concentrations in Music Education, Jazz Studies, 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 (NAST) Theatre major, BA; Theatre major concentrations in Acting and in Production/Design, BFA; Musical Theatre, BFA; Theatre major with concentration in Theatre Studies, MA, Department of Theatre and Dance, (College of the Arts)
Program Approvals

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  Chemistry major, BS
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