Standing with State and Other Accrediting Agencies

Kean University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and authorized by the State of New Jersey - Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.

The State of New Jersey also grants the following approvals to Kean University:

Programs

 NJ State Agency

Evidence of Approvals

Teacher Certification Programs

State of New Jersey:
Department of Education

(NJ DOE)

http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/advisories/applicant.htm

http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/PDFs/TeacherEdByArea.pdf 


College

Accredited Program(s)

Accrediting Agency

Agency Full Name

Last Accred. Year

Next Accred. Year

Website Evidence of good standing

Letters of Good Standing

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.S.N. Nursing

ACEN

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

2009

2017

http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm


NLNAC (ACEN) Letter of Good Standing

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

M.S.N. Nursing

ACEN

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

2009

2017

http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

NLNAC (ACEN) Letter of Good Standing

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.S. Computer Science

ABET (CAC)

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET (Union campus only) Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology

2013

2020

http://main.abet.org/aps/AccreditedProgramsDetails.aspx?OrganizationID=9445&ProgramIDs=

 

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.S. Chemistry

ACS

American Chemical Society

2015

2020

https://webapplications.acs.org/Applications/CPTASL/app_list_search.cfm

 ACS Letter of Good Standing

Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

M.S. Occupational Therapy

AOTA/ ACOTE

American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy

2013

2023-2024

http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Find-School/AccreditEntryLevel/OTMasters.aspx  http://www.aota.org/Educate/Accredit.aspx

 

Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

Psy.D. Combined School and Clinical Psychology

APA

American Psychological Association

2016

2023

http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/programs/index.aspx

 APA Letter of Good Standing

Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

M.A. Speech Language Pathology

ASHA/CAA (CAEP)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council of Academic Accreditation

2014

2021

http://www.asha.org/

https://www.asha.org/eweb/ashadynamicpage.aspx?site=ashacms&webcode=caalisting&caacat=all    

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

Education (COE)

B.A. Elementary Education

ACEI (CAEP)

[INITIAL Teacher Education Program]

Association for Childhood Education International, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=ACEI&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

B.S Accounting

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Businessn/apending accreditationInitial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

B.S. Finance

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

n/apending accreditationInitial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

B.S. Global Business

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

n/apending accreditationInitial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

B.S. Management

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

n/apending accreditationInitial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

B.S. Marketing

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

n/apending accreditation Initial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

M.B.A. Business Administration

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

n/apending accreditationInitial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

M.S. Accounting

(Seeking AACSB Accreditation)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

n/apending accreditation Initial application was accepted April 26, 2017.  Official letter from AACSB expected June, 2017

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.S. Health Information Management (Joint with Rutgers)

CAHIIM (via Rutgers University)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Information

 

 

http://www.cahiim.org/directoryofaccredpgms/programdirectory.aspx


Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

DPT Physical Therapy

CAPTE

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

2016

2018

http://www.capteonline.org/

Public Notice of Pre-Candidacy
Effective May 2016, Kean University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Furthermore, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.  More information about the accreditation process through Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) can be found athttp://www.capteonline.org/

CAPTE Letter of Good Standing

Education (COE)

B.S. Athletic Training

CAATE

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

2009

2019

http://caate.net/search-for-accredited-program/


Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

M.A. Counseling

CACREP (CAEP)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

2012-2014

2012-2020

http://www.cacrep.org/directory/?state=NJ&dl%5B%5D=M&pt_id=&pc_logic=any&keywords=&submitthis=

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

Education (COE)

B.A. Special Education

CEC (CAEP)

[INITIAL Teacher Education Program]

Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CEC) Spring 2018

(CAEP-INITIAL 2017)

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Education (COE)

M.A. Special Education

CEC (CAEP)

[ADVANCED Teacher Education Program]

Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CEC) Spring 2018

(CAEP-ADVANCED 2024)

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Education (COE)

B.A. Spanish [Teacher Certification Option]

CAEP

[INITIAL Teacher Education Program]

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

2017

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Education (COE)

M.A. Instruction and Curriculum [Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Teaching English as a Second Language]

CAEP

[ADVANCED Teacher Education Program]

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP-ADVANCED 2024)

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

 Education (COE) M.A. Instruction and Curriculum: Mathematics/ Sciences/ Computer Education Option

NCTM, NSTA (CAEP)

[ADVANCED Teacher Education Program]

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics,
National Science Teachers Association
2011

(NCTM) Spring 2018

(NSTA) Spring 2018

(CAEP-INITIAL 2017)

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NSTA&tab=program#progresults

Education (COE)

College of Education 

CAEP

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP-INITIAL 2017)

(CAEP-ADVANCED 2024)

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

 

http://www.ncate.org/tabid/178/Default.aspx?state=NJ&CO_ID=10730

Education (COE)

Middle and Secondary Education: B.A. with Teacher Certification Option for Subject Areas K-12

CAEP

[INITIAL Teacher Education Program]

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

2017

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

M.S.W. Social Work

CSWE

Council on Social Work Education

2011

2019

http://cswe.org/Accreditation/Information/COADecisions/83645.aspx

CSWE Letter of Good Standing

Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

M.A. Educational Administration

ELCC (CAEP)

[ADVANCED Teacher Education Program]

Educational Leadership Consituent Council, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(ELCC) Spring 2018

(CAEP-ADVANCED 2024)


http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=ELCC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Education (COE)

M.A. Reading Specialization

ILA (CAEP)

[ADVANCED Teacher Education Program]

International Literacy Association, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(ILA) Spring 2018

(CAEP-ADVANCED 2024)

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

ILA (CAEP) Letter of Good Standing

Education (COE)

B.S. Physical Education

NASPE (CAEP),

[INITIAL Teacher Education Program]

National Association for Sport & Physical Education

2011

(NASPE) Spring 2018


http://www.ncate.org/tabid/178/Default.aspx?state=NJ&CO_ID=10730 

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Education (COE)

B.A. Early Childhood Education

NAEYC, (CAEP)

[INITIAL Teacher Education Program]

National Association for the Education of Young Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(NAEYC) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NAEYC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Education (COE)

M.A. Early Childhood Education

NAEYC, (CAEP)

[ADVANCED Teacher Education Program]

National Association for the Education of Young Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(NAEYC) Spring 2018

(CAEP-ADVANCED 2024)

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NAEYC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Nathan Weiss Graduate College (NWGC)

DPL Professional Diploma - School Psychology

NASP (CAEP)

National Association of School Psychologists

2011

(NASP) Spring 2018;

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NASP&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.F.A. Studio Art

NASAD

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

2015

2024

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Member+Lists&memberId=b609d4d244458a28bd99c07e74b0ae1b

 

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASAD Letter of Good Standing(8/4/16)

NASAD Letter of Good Standing (11/11/16)


Visual and Perf. Arts

B.A. Art History

NASAD (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

2015

2024

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Member+Lists&memberId=b609d4d244458a28bd99c07e74b0ae1b

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASAD Letter of Good Standing(8/4/16)

NASAD Letter of Good Standing (11/11/16)

Michael Graves College (MGC)

B.F.A./B.I.D. Design

NASAD, Interior Design, CIDA

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Council for Interior Design Accreditation

2015 (NASAD) 2012 (CIDA)

2023-2024 (NASAD) 2018 (CIDA)

https://nasad.arts-accredit.org/directory-lists/accredited-institutions/

http://accredit-id.org/accredited-programs/

 NASAD Letter of Good Standing(8/4/16)

NASAD Letter of Good Standing (11/11/16)

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.A. Fine Arts [Teacher Certification Option]

NASAD (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2015

2024

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Member+Lists&memberId=b609d4d244458a28bd99c07e74b0ae1b  

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASAD Letter of Good Standing(8/4/16)

Visual and Perf. Arts

M.A. Fine Arts Education

NASAD (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2015

2024

http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=Member+Lists&memberId=b609d4d244458a28bd99c07e74b0ae1b  

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASAD Letter of Good Standing(8/4/16)

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.A. Music  (Conservatory)

NASM (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Music

2010

2020

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members&memberId=001b3b327258293662b9f8ad8879dd80

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASM Letter of Good Standing

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.M. Music Performance and Pedagogy

NASM (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Music

2010

2020

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members&memberId=001b3b327258293662b9f8ad8879dd80

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASM Letter of Good Standing

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.A. Music Education

NASM (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Music, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2010

2020

http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members&memberId=001b3b327258293662b9f8ad8879dd80

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NASM Letter of Good Standing

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology

NAST (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Theatre

2015

2026

http://nast.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members&memberId=db02c888bbb83332b8d5e3d222f865ef

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NAST Letter of Good Standing

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.F.A. Theatre Performance

NAST (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Theatre

2015

2026

http://nast.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members&memberId=db02c888bbb83332b8d5e3d222f865ef

 http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NAST Letter of Good Standing

Visual and Perf. Arts

B.A. Theatre [Teacher Certification Option]

NAST (CAEP)

National Association of Schools of Theatre, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2015

2026

http://nast.arts-accredit.org/index.jsp?page=List_Accredited_Members&memberId=db02c888bbb83332b8d5e3d222f865ef

 

http://caepnet.org/accreditation/caep-accreditation/caep-accreditation-resources/national-specialized-accreditors

NAST Letter of Good Standing

Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

B.A. Economics [Teacher Certification Option]

NCSS (CAEP)

National Council for Social Studies, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NCSS&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

B.A. Political Science [Teacher Certification Option]

NCSS (CAEP)

National Council for Social Studies, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NCSS&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

B.A. History [Teacher Certification Option, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Option]

NCSS, CEC,  (CAEP)

National Council for the Social Studies, Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NCSS&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ 


 

Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

B.A. English [Teacher Certification Option, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Option]

NCTE, CEC (CAEP)

National Council of Teachers of English, Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NCTE&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

 

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.A. Mathematical Sciences [Teacher Certification Option, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Option]

NCTM, CEC (CAEP)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/program?&i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.A. Biology [Teacher Certification Option, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Option]

NSTA, CEC (CAEP)

National Science Teachers Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NSTA&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.A. Earth Science [Teacher Certification Option, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Option]

NSTA, CEC (CAEP)

National Science Teachers Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NSTA&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=CEC&tab=program#progresults

Natural, Applied, & Health Sci (CNAHS)

B.A. Chemistry [Teacher Certification Option]

NSTA (CAEP)

National Science Teachers Association, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NSTA&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

NJ STEM (STEM)

B.S. Science and Technology: Biology Education and Chemistry Education Options

NSTA (CAEP)

National Science Teachers Association, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2011

(CAEP) Spring 2018

http://caepnet.org/provider-search?state=NJ&program=NSTA&tab=program#progresults

http://caepnet.org/provider-details/ncate?i=Kean+University&c=Union&s=NJ

Business & Public Mgmt (CBPM)

M.P.A. Public Administration

NASPAA

Network of Schools Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

2009

2017

https://naspaaaccreditation.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/annual-roster-of-accredited-programs-updated-09-01-15.pdf

 

Michael Graves College (MGC)

M.Arch Program (New)

Seeking NAAB accreditation

The National Architectural Accrediting Board

n/a

n/a

https://www.naab.org/architecture-programs/school-search/ (Pending Accreditation)