Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions 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 2009, 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 (CAMFTE).
In addition to NCATE accreditation, the majority of certification programs within the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions are nationally recognized by their NCATE-affiliated specialized professional associations.
|GSEAP Program||Nationally recognized by|
|Comprehensive Special Education||Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)|
|Elementary Education||Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)|
|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)|