School of Education and Human Development Accreditation

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Accreditations for the School of Education and Human Development


0000_gseap_programs-cert_ncate_06212017.jpgFairfield University's School of Education and Human Development is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through September 2021. It was the first denominational school in Connecticut to earn this distinguished recognition. The School also holds full program approval status through September 2019 from the Connecticut State Board of Education.

In 2015, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Professions (CACREP) awarded the two professional programs within the Department of Counselor Education an eight-year accreditation with no stipulations. These two Fairfield University programs were the first of their kind in Connecticut to receive this accreditation. The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is fully accredited by the commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

In addition to NCATE accreditation, the majority of certification programs within the School of Education and Human Development are nationally recognized by their NCATE-affiliated specialized professional associations.

*Advanced Programs

School of Education and Human Development Program Nationally recognized by
Comprehensive Special Education Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Elementary Education Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
School Counseling* The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
School Psychology* National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Secondary Education – English National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Secondary Education – Foreign Languages American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Secondary Education – Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics) National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
TESOL Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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