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The University of Central Arkansas is a member of and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as a bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s, and doctoral degree granting institution.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE) accredits the teacher education program at the initial teacher preparation and advanced levels.
The following education programs have received national recognition from their specialized professional associations: Early Childhood – National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); Special Education – Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Middle-Level Education – Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE); English Education – National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); Mathematics Education – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Science Education – National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Social Studies Education – National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); Library Media Science – American Association of School Librarians (AASL); School Leadership – Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC); Reading – International Reading Association (IRA); Dyslexia curricula at undergraduate and graduate levels – The International Dyslexia Association. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits the university’s Child Study Center.
The professional curricula in the following baccalaureate programs are accredited in affiliated education programs: medical technology at Baptist Health College (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences), radiography at Baptist Health College and St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology), and nuclear medicine technology at Baptist Health College (Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology).
The University of Central Arkansas is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (programs: Art, Studio Art, and Interior Design), the National Association of Schools of Music (program: Music), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (program: Theatre).
The baccalaureate degree in chemistry is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society. The baccalaureate degree in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.