Accredited Institution Details
Key to Codes:
ITP  Initial teacher preparation level only; includes all programs at the baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate levels that prepare candidates for the first license to teach.
ADV  Advanced preparation level only; includes all programs at postbaccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.
Accreditation for five years: All standards are met, no serious problems exist across standards, and the state retains a five-year cycle.
Accreditation for seven years: All standards are met and no serious problems exist across standards.
Accreditation for two years with a focused visit: When at least one standard is not met and problems are centered in the unmet standard, a focused visit in two years will be required. If the standard continues to be unmet after the focused visit, accreditation will be revoked.
Accreditation for two years with a full visit: When one or more standards are not met and serious problems exist across standards, a full visit will be requested. If the standard(s) continues to be unmet after the full visit, accreditation will be revoked.
Defer decision: The UAB will defer a decision if the Board of Examiners (BOE) team recommended that any standard was met for which the UAB did not accept the team's recommendation. A supplemental rejoinder related to the new unmet standard(s) will be submitted for review during the next UAB meeting. If the standard(s) continues to be unmet after the supplemental rejoinder, accreditation will be granted for 18 months with either a focused or full visit.
Deny accreditation: When one or more standards are not met and the preponderance of evidence indicates problems across multiple standards by an institution seeking accreditation for the first time.
Revoke accreditation: When one or more standards are not met and the preponderance of evidence indicates problems across multiple standards by an institution seeking to continue accreditation.
 
LP In accordance with reporting requirements of Title II of the Higher Education Act, this institution has been identified as low "performing" by its state. For further information regarding the state action, please contact the appropriate state agency. NCATE is investigating this change in state status, and if it determines that its standards are no longer being met, will take appropriate action, including the possible revocation of accreditation.

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC, 20016
tel: (202) 885-3720
fax: (202) 885-1187
Accreditation Status:
   
LevelAccreditation StatusNext Visit
ITPAccreditedSpring 2015
Accreditation Status Definition
    Accredited Since January 01, 1965 (Initial)
List of Recognized Programs:
    Bachelor of Arts
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Bachelor of Arts
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Early Childhood Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NAEYC
    Grade: P-3
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: 1-6
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: Elementary 1-6
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: Elementary 1-6
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: 1-6
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: 1-6
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate Program
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ITP

    English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate Program
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ITP

    English as a Second Language MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    English as a Second Language MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: P-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education English
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education English
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: Secondary
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education English Certificate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: Secondary
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education English Certificate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education English MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education English MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: Secondary
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Foreign Language BA
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Foreign Language BA
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Foreign Language Certificate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Foreign Language Certificate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Foreign Language Masters
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Foreign Language Masters
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACTFL
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Mathematics
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Mathematics MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Science
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Science
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Science MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Science MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Social Studies
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Social Studies
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Social Studies Certificate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Social Studies Certificate
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Social Studies MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Secondary Education Social Studies MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 7-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Special Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): CEC
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Special Education
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): CEC
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

     

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