Accreditations

Exceeding the Highest Standards

Regional Accreditation
The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)*.

Regional accreditation is the primary type of institutional accreditation used in the United States. Some institutions with online Master of Education programs hold national accreditation rather than regional accreditation, because they are unwilling or unable to meet the rigorous standards of regional accreditation. Prospective students must be aware that many educational institutions holding regional accreditation do not recognize credits or degrees earned at institutions that are nationally accredited. Therefore, regional accreditation may be important for transferring from one institution to another part way through a degree program or pursuing additional degrees at different colleges. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)*, are recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE).

NCATE Accreditation
The online Master of Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)†, and meets the rigorous standards for the preparation of administrators approved by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). With us, you can expect a quality online master’s degree in education.

* Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA): www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org or 800-621-7440. Fax 312-263-7462

† National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone 202-466-7496; fax 202-296-6620. www.ncate.org

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