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Accreditation


Mansfield University and it's academic programs are accredited by various regional or national organizations that are recognized by The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accrediting Organizations

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mansfield Univeristy is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Additional information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education can be found online at http://www.msche.org/.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The professional education unit at Mansfield University (MU) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as "a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation" (see NCATE website). Selected MU programs that prepare teachers and other educational professionals at the initial or advanced levels are nationally recognized by specialized professional associations (SPAs), which are member organizations of NCATE. For a current listing of specific Mansfield University nationally recognized SPAs, please consult the NCATE listing. The contact information for NCATE is:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 466-7496
Fax: (202) 296-6620
General e-mail: ncate@ncate.org

Council on Social Work Education

The Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), http://www.cswe.org. This accreditation, which the program has held continuously since 1983, insures high quality and competent social work preparation for practice. It also allows program graduates an opportunity to apply for advanced standing status in Master’s in Social Work programs. Information about CSWE can be found at their website. Full accreditation standards and an explanation of requirements related to reaffirmation can be downloaded from their 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards webpage. Contact Dr. Nancy Sidell, Social Work Program Director. 570-662-4489, 211 Pinecrest.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Mansfield University Nutrition Program's dietetics concentration is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Dr., Plaza Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60606 (312-899-0040 ext 5400) acend@eatright.org.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing - ACEN

The Mansfield University nursing program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Accreditation (ACEN). Successful accreditation indicates that the program has been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality.

Accreditation Commission for Nursing Accreditation
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-975-5000

Additional program acfreditation information can be obtained from Janeen Sheehe (jsheehe@mansfield.edu) 570-662-4522.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The Mansfield University Radiology Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2858, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182. The JRCERT was established in 1969 and offers voluntary accreditation for diagnostic radiography, radiation therapy, medical dosietry and MRI programs. Additional program accreditation information can be obtained from JoAnn Hanlon (hanlon_joann@guthrie.org) 570-887-4007.

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy (CoARC)

The Respiratory Therapy Program of Mansfield University is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244 (telephone: 817-283-2835). Addition program accreditation information can be obtained from Larry Vosgurgh (vosburgh_larry@guthrie.org) 570-887-4513.

National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

The Medical Technology Program of Mansfield University is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laborator Sciences (NAACLS).

American Chemical Society (ACS) – Committee on Professional Training (CPT)

The CPT, after a careful evaluation of the chemistry degree program at Mansfield University, has determined that the department offers a quality degree program to prepare baccalaureate students for professional careers as chemical scientists, thereby adding MU to the list of schools that offer an ACS approved degree program. ACS awards certificates to the graduates of the approved degree program. Additional information for CPT may be found on this link: ACS Approval Program for Bachelor’s Degree Programs. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Shaker Ramasamy (ramasamy@mansfield.edu) 570-662-4543.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

The department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). It is the national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. NASM accreditation information is also listed on the Music Department homepage.

Affiliations

State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)

Mansfield University is one of 14 state universities that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (SSHE). Through various collaborations with our sister institutions, we attempt to provide accessible and affordable postsecondary education throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Mansfield University is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). AASCU’s 430 members are student-centered public universities that provide access to affordable higher education and serve as critical economic development engines and cultural centers in the regions where they are located.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Mansfield University is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). AAC&U is a national organization founded in 1915, concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

Numerous academic programs also maintain affiliations with appropriate professional organizations. Also be sure to check the academic department home pages for more associations!

Information
To obtain or review accreditation and affiliation documents please contact Ms. Tamara Hagar, Administrative Assistant at 570-662-4877.