Particular programs offered by Gallaudet have met the standards and requirements of programmatic accrediting organizations

Additionally, the University's teacher preparation programs are recognized by the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP reviews the educator preparation programs as a unit; this includes the Department of Education Teacher Preparation programs, as well as School Psychology, School Social Work and School Counseling programs, which also prepare educators and/or school personnel. The University refers to these entities collectively as the Professional Education Programs.

Specialized program associations (SPAs) also review programs against their established programmatic standards. SPA reviews are included in the NCATE review process.

Program accreditation, approval, and recognition are high-profile issues these days, but the different categories can often be confusing. On this page, you'll find two separate charts to differentiate between the types of review: accreditation, licensing, and national recognition/approval.

  • Gallaudet University Accreditation chart

CHEA Recognized


Department


Program Degree

Initial Accreditation
Most Recent Approval

Site Visit
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)  -  www.msche.org
3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104     -     267.284.5000
YES


Institutional


Institutional


1957


2013


2023
(Self-study 2022-2023)
American Psychological Association (APA)  -  www.accreditation.apa.org
7500 First Street, NE - Washington, DC 20002-4242     -     202.336.5979
YES


Psychology


Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)


1995


2019


2028


American Speech & Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology  -  https://caa.asha.org/
2200 Research Boulevard - Rockville, MD 20850-3289     -     800.498.2071
YES



Hearing, Speech & Language Sciences Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)

Audiology (Au.D.)
1979


1999
1999


2018



2025
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)  -  www.acbsp.org
11520 West 119th Street - Overland Park, KS 66213     -     913.339.9356
YES






Business






Accounting (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Risk Management Insurance (B.S.)
1997

1997


1997

2019

2019


2019

2029

2029


2029

Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)  -  www.cacrep.org
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350 - Alexandria, VA 22314     -     703.535.5990
YES



Counseling



School Counseling (M.A.)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)
1991

1991

2016

2016

2023

2023

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)  -  www.cswe.org
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 - Aleandria, VA 22314     -     703.683.8080
YES


Social Work


Social Work (B.S.W.)

Social Work (M.S.W.)
1976

1992
2017

2017
2025

2025
International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)*  -  https://iacsinc.org
101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211 - Alexandria, VA 22304     -     703.823.9840
NO

Mental Health Center N/A

1973

2017

2025/2026

Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)  -  www.caepnet.org
1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400 - Washington, DC 20036     -     202.223.0077
YES




Educator Preparation Programs in Education and Psychology Education (B.A., M.A.) - Initial

School Psychology (Psy.S.) - Advanced
1984


1984

2019


2019

2025


2025


* Reviews the Mental Health Center, a non-acaemic program

For accredited programs, we have also indicated if the accrediting agency is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Programs Nationally-Recognized by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) chart
    The Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation process has two components: Educator Prepraration Program (EPP)* review and a separate Program Review** review. The EPP is reviewed against the five CAEP standards by a CAEP team during a site visit. The Programs are reviewed by the specialized professional associations (SPAs) against the standards developed by the SPA. The SPA review and decision is included as exhibits for the CAEP review. This chart shows the Gallaudet University programs reviewed by SPAs.
Department Program (Degree) Initial Accreditation Most Recent National Recognition
Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
Counseling School Counseling (M.A.) 1993 2016-2024
Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Education Elementary (B.A./M.A.) 1989 DC Approval 2019-2025
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Education Deaf Education 1984 2016-2023
DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Education Secondary Social Studies (B.A./M.A.) 1989 2019-2025
Education Secondary Mathematics (B.A./M.A) 1989 2019-2025
Education Secondary Biology (B.A./M.A.) 2010 2019-2025
Education Secondary General Studies (B.A./M.A.) 2010 2019-2025
Education Secondary Chemistry (B.A./M.A.) 2010 2019-2025
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Education Early Childhood (B.A./M.A.) 1989 DC Approval 2019-2025
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Psychology School Psychology (Psy.S.) 2016-2023
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Education Secondary English (B.A./M.A.) 1989 DC Approval 2019-2025

  • Programs Approved for Licensing by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
    Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) partners with and follows CAEP standards for our professional education programs*** in their review and approval of programs for a state license to work in schools (see SPA chart from above).

State Licensure

  • Students completing one of the D.C. state-approved license programs may also want to see our State Licensure page