American Psychological Association (APA)

Our programs in school psychology and counseling and student personnel psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association. For information about APA accreditation status, contact the APA Committee on Accreditation, c/o Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 2002-4242, phone: 202-336-5979.

Council on Social Work Education

The master of social work degree is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)

All teacher education licensure programs are approved by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). The University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development has been granted approval through June 30, 2020

The National Association of School Psychologists

The school psychology program has been continuously approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) since 1992. NASP approval ensures the quality and comprehensiveness of program curriculum and supervised field training. Program graduates are eligible to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists.

National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)


The Professional Education Unit in the College of Education and Human Development is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers both initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs on the University of Minnesota Campus and has been approved through the next site visit that will take place in Spring 2020.

NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) merged into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which will be the accreditor for educator preparation. The CEHD accreditation visit in 2019 will be conducted by CAEP.

Read more information and statistics about our initial licensure programs (ILPs).

Accreditations from the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council on Education of the Deaf are obtained during the NCATE/BOT process.

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

The marriage and family therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Minnesota Board of School Administrators

School administrative licensure (superintendent, principal, director of special education, director of community education) received accreditation through 200 from the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children

The Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School in the Institute of Child Development is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This accreditation is valid until July 2020.

College-level memberships

The college faculty and staff are actively engaged in several professional organizations that are directly related to P-12 education, teacher education and development, school administration, counseling, and school psychology. Specific college-level membership is held in the following organizations: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Council of Great City Schools, Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institution (CADREI), American Association of Universities (AAU), and Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Preparation (MACTE). Additional departmental memberships include: Higher Education Consortium in Special Education, BIG10/CIC Kinesiology Deans and Directors, and Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

University of Minnesota accreditation

The five University of Minnesota campuses are accredited separately at the institutional level by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The 2015 review of the Twin Cities campus completed by the Higher Learn Commission resulted in high marks for the campus. Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every 10 years.