The University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the postsecondary institutional accrediting agency for a seven-state region of the country. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission qualifies Eastern Washington University for access to federal funding for teaching, research and student financial aid. Eastern is also approved by the U.S. Attorney General for non-quota immigrant students and is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women.
The academic excellence of Eastern's graduate programs is recognized by numerous accreditations.
AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - has accredited the University's graduate business program.
The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has accredited the university's graduate program in speech-language pathology.
Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology
The School Psychology Program holds National Association of School Psychologists accreditation and is approved by the Washington State Board of Education as an Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Certification program. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a nationally-recognized specialized accrediting body, has conferred accreditation on the University's counselor education programs. The School Counseling Program is also approved by the Washington State Board of Education as an ESA Certification Program.
Mental Health Counseling
The master's program in Applied Psychology: Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and fulfills the state of Washington requirements for mental health counselor certification.
This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Occupational Therapy Program at Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
The Department of Physical Therapy is fully and unconditionally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
The master's program in Applied Psychology: School Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and fulfills Washington State requirements for Educational Staff Associates (ESA) school counselor certification.
The School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Washington State Professional Educators Standards Board (http://www.pesb.wa.gov) as an Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification program.
The Council on Social Work Education has accredited the School of Social Work and Human Services graduate degree program.
Urban and Regional Planning
The graduate Urban and Regional Planning program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
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