Accreditation

Framingham State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in New England.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210, Wakefield, MA 01880
781-425-7785
Email: info [at] neche.org (info[at]neche[dot]org)

Specialized Program Accreditation:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):
Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND):
Undergraduate Programs:
Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Nutrition And Dietetics

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD):
Undergraduate Programs:
Art History
Studio Art
Fashion Design and Retailing (Apparel Design)
Communication Arts (Media Production)
Graduate Programs:
Master of Education (Art)

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE):
Undergraduate Programs:
Accounting
Business Information and Technology
Finance
Management Marketing
Graduate Programs:
Master of Business Administration

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB):
Undergraduate Programs:
Biochemistry

Specially Recognized Programs:

American Chemical Society (ACS) - Chemistry and Food Science Undergraduate Programs
Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP) - FSU Honors Program
American Council on the Teaching of a Foreign Language (ACTFL) - World Languages (B.S.Ed., PBTL)
Childhood Education International (CEI) - Elementary Education (B.S.Ed., PBTL)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - Special Education (M.Ed.)
International Literacy Association (ILA) - Reading Specialist (PMC)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed., PBTL)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) - History (B.S.Ed., PBTL, M.Ed.)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) - English (B.S.Ed., PBTL)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Middle Level & High School Mathematics (B.S.Ed., PBTL, M.Ed.)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Teaching English as a Second Language (M.Ed.)
 

Certifications:

Interstate Certification Compact on Certification of Educational Personnel
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) - Licensure Programs for Educators
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) - Licensure Programs for Educators

Memberships:

College Entrance Examination Board
New England Commission of Higher Education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
National League for Nursing
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Individuals seeking additional information on accreditation or licensing should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 508 626-4582.