Accreditations and Nationally Recognized Programs

West Chester University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
3624 Market St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680


Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Pending Renewal
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Communication (FEPAC)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE)

West Chester University's Educator Preparation Programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to recommend candidates for certification.

Recognized Programs

American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) 
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)