Educational Psychology accreditation information
NAU’s programs in Educational Psychology hold several accreditations
Accredited programs are important as you’re pursuing your degree in education. Learn with a leader at Northern Arizona University, where our Department of Educational Psychology programs are accredited by top accrediting bodies.
American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA) has issued a Notice of Actions indicating that the NAU Counseling/School Psychology program has been granted initial Accreditation, on contingency. According to the CoA Accreditation Operating Procedures, “‘Accredited, on contingency’ is granted to a doctoral program when the program demonstrates initial evidence of educational quality consistent with the SoA [Standards of Accreditation] and the capacity to meet all accreditation standards in the designated time frame. Review for this status requires matriculation of students, clinical evaluations of students in practicum, evidence of the integration of science and practice, and significant resource allocation.”
Students who complete a program that is recognized as “accredited, on contingency” effective before their graduation date will have completed an APA accredited program. Accreditation is effective from the last date of the site visit, April 6, 2017. The CoA will conduct its next review of the NAU program in 2020, at which time the program will be considered for full accreditation status.
To view the program’s accreditation status, see the APA-Accredited Programs website. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
The American Psychological Association Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
More than 40 education programs across four colleges at Northern Arizona University have been nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)—making NAU one of 43 providers from 22 states and the only institute of higher education in Arizona to be honored with this distinction. In Fall 2017 the NAU College of Education received notice from the CAEP Board that all bids for re-accreditation were accepted with no stipulations.
- Counseling – School Counseling, Master of Education
- School Psychology, Educational Specialist
- Educational Psychology – School Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.
National Association of School Psychologists
NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.