Our programs in school psychology and developmental psychopathology and clinical science 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.
The child life track in the master's in applied child and adolescent development program is endorsed by the Association of Child Life Professionals.
The master of social work degree is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
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, 2026.
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.
The marriage and family therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
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 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 2021.
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).
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.