Accreditation and Standards

In order to maintain a high level of quality, the College of Education and Health Professions maintains national accreditations for all eligible degree programs offered.  These accreditations require the maintenance of appropriate documentation and regularly scheduled on-site visits, and listed below are a the current accreditations held by the College.  For all teacher and administrator licensure related programs, the College coordinates the accreditation of the CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), and this includes the activities of teacher licensure faculty in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture and Food and Life Sciences.

The College of Education and Health Professions programs are accredited by the following agencies:

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) was established by the Arkansas Legislatures in 1913 to safeguard the life and health of its citizens.  The board achieves its mission by developing standards for safe nursing care, approval of nursing schools and regulating licenses to practice nursing.  In addition to the Nurse Practice Act and Rules, there are position statements and guidelines for nurses, nursing education and nursing practice and the ASBN is responsible for enforcing these laws and rules. ~source www.arsbn.arkansas.gov (About Us)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. ~source: www.asha.org

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-six (26) health science occupations. ~source: www.caahep.org

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently incorporated in the State of Texas.  The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA).  The CAATE's mission is to define, measure and continually improve AT education.  ~source: caate.net/about

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently  incorporated in the State of Texas. Filings of incorporation are available through the Texas Secretary of State. The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). - See more at: http://caate.net/about/#sthash.5wz5MQ4G.dpuf
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently  incorporated in the State of Texas. Filings of incorporation are available through the Texas Secretary of State. The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA). - See more at: http://caate.net/about/#sthash.5wz5MQ4G.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is 0fficially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs. ~source: www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

The vision of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs.  As an accrediting body, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society. ~source: www.cacrep.org/about-cacrep

Council on Rehabilitation Education

CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education) is a specialized accreditation organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). CORE accredits graduate programs which provide academic preparation for a variety of professional rehabilitation counseling positions. CORE also accredits undergraduate programs in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. The undergraduate Registry includes programs that meet curriculum and outcome standards and guidelines for undergraduate programs in rehabilitation. ~source: http://www.core-rehab.org/

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The  Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. In July 1, 2013 NCATE and TEAC were consolidated to form CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation.  Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, CAEP works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. CAEP’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. CAEP believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher. ~source www.ncate.org