Accreditations and Memberships

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Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationSt. Cloud State University is a member of many academic and professional associations, including American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.

It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 800-621-7440, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org). It is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

College of Liberal Arts

  • The mass communications department is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
  • The Applied Sociology concentration in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is accredited by The Commission on Applied and Clinical Sociology (CACS).
  • All College of Liberal Arts teaching licensure programs (Communication Arts and Literature, English, French, German, Spanish, History, Art and Music Education) are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

School of the Arts

  • St. Cloud State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).
  • The music department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • St. Cloud State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
  • The Bachelor of Arts program in Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

College of Science and Engineering

  • All College of Science and Engineering teaching licensure programs (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Technology Education) are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
  • The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.

School of Computing, Engineering and Environment

  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, offered by the Computer Science Department, is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http:www.abet.org. The Bachelor of Science major also follows the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) guidelines on curriculum.
  • The earth and atmospheric sciences department provides a meteorology program which meets the standards set forth by the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Service.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http:www.abet.org.
  • The Technology Education degree is accredited by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and the Council of Technology Teacher Education (CTTE).
  • The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering that are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http:www.abet.org.
  • The master's program of engineering management in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department is certified by the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM).

Herberger Business School

  • The Herberger Business School is accredited by the AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels.

School of Education

  • The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • All teaching licensure programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
  • The Educational Administration programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration are approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (MBSA).

School of Health and Human Services

  • The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAAASLP).
  • The Applied Behavior Analysis program in the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • The Marriage and Family Therapy program in the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (CAMFTE).
  • The master's program in Rehabilitation Counselor Education in the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.
  • The School Counseling, College Counseling and Student Development and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
  • Athletic Training Education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
  • The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • The Medical Laboratory Science program for Medical Laboratory Technician to Medical Laboratory Scientist is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

School of Public Affairs

  • The Bachelor of Science Land Surveying and Mapping Science degree program in the Department of Geography and Planning is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.
  • The School of Public Affairs teaching licensure program (Social Science Teaching) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

Academic and Student Services

  • Counseling and Psychological Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Health Services Laboratory is accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA).
  • Lindgren Child Care Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Student Health Services is accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
  • The Senior to Sophomore Program has been awarded National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation.