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Institutional Accreditation

A university’s accreditation means that the institution values quality and continuous improvement, and Shawnee State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Maintaining the institution’s accreditation is an essential task and takes the concerted efforts of faculty, staff and administration. Our next reaffirmation of accreditation will take place in 2028-2029.

Program Accreditation

Several programs at Shawnee State University are also accredited by disciplinary organizations that ensure quality standards for the program. You can find out more information about our accredited programs below.

Dental Hygiene

Accrediting Body

American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Initial Accreditation

Early 1980s

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2012
July 2014?

Next Reaffirmation

Spring 2019

Emergency Medical Technology

Accrediting Body

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Program for Emergency Medical Service Professions (CoAEMSP)

Last Reaffirmation

2018

Next Reaffirmation

2025

Radiologic Technology

Accrediting Body

Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Last Reaffirmation

2019

Next Reaffirmation

2026

Respiratory Therapy

Accrediting Body

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

Initial Accreditation

Early 1980s

Last Reaffirmation

2013

Next Reaffirmation

2023

Medical Laboratory Technology

Accrediting Body

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Initial Accreditation

<1977

Previous Status

Completed onsite in Feb 2016 - Accredited

Last Reaffirmation

2016

Next Reaffirmation

2026

Business Programs (Excluding Health Care)

Accrediting Body

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Previous Status

Accreditation consultant visit in AY13-14. Assessment conference Fall 2016. Assessment plan development AY17-18.

Last Reaffirmation

2014?

Healthcare Administration: Extended Care

Accrediting Body

National Associatoin of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)

Initial Accreditation

2012

Last Reaffirmation

2017

Next Reaffirmation

2022

Teacher Education

Accrediting Body

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Previous Status

Completed onsite accreditation for graduate and undergraduate level programs in AY2014-15

Last Reaffirmation

2014

Next Reaffirmation

2021

Early Childhood Education

Accrediting Body

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)/Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Middle Childhood Education

Accrediting Body

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)/ ODHE

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Intervention Specialist Education

Accrediting Body

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)/ODHE

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Art Education

Accrediting Body

ODHE

Previous Status

State (ODHE) completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Ohio Approved?

English Language Arts Education

Accrediting Body

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)/ODHE

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Math Education

Accrediting Body

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)/ODHE

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Science Education

Accrediting Body

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/ODHE

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Social Studies Education

Accrediting Body

National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)/ODHE

Previous Status

National/ODHE recognition completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Next Reaffirmation

Fall 2021

Notes

Nationally Recognized/Ohio Approved

Endorsement Programs

Accrediting Body

ODHE

Previous Status

State (ODHE) completed prior to onsite

Last Reaffirmation

Fall 2014

Notes

Ohio Approved

Nursing: ADN

Accrediting Body

American Council for the Education of Nursing (ACEN)/Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN)

Previous Status

Completed onsite accreditation visit AY2014-15

Last Reaffirmation

Spring 2015

Next Reaffirmation

2022

Nursing: BSN (RN-BSN/Trad BSN)

Accrediting Body

American Council for the Education of Nursing (ACEN)/Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN)

Previous Status

Completed onsite accreditation visit 14-15

Last Reaffirmation

Spring 2015

Next Reaffirmation

2022

Athletic Training

Accrediting Body

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Initial Accreditation

2006

Previous Status

Current status of "teach out"

Last Reaffirmation

Approved 2016-2020

Notes

Teach out status with remaining students until 2019. Athletic Training then either goes to masters level or stops program.

Master of Occupational Therapy

Accrediting Body

American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Initial Accreditation

2007

Previous Status

Completed onsite April, 2017

Last Reaffirmation

Approved 2017

Next Reaffirmation

2024 or 2027 (depending on administrative changes)

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Accrediting Body

American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Initial Accreditation

1986

Previous Status

Completed onsite accreditation visit in AY2014-15

Last Reaffirmation

Approved 2018

Next Reaffirmation

2025-2026

Physical Therapist Assistant

Accrediting Body

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Initial Accreditation

1988

Previous Status

Completed accreditation

Last Reaffirmation

2012

Next Reaffirmation

2021