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Accreditations

Radford University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

RU was first accredited in 1928. In 2012, RU’s accreditation was reaffirmed by SACSCOC, with the next reaffirmation due in 2022. RU is a level V SACSCOC institution, currently offering three doctoral degree programs.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Radford University.

Specialized Program Accreditations

In addition to SACSCOC’s institution-wide accreditation, different programs at Radford University have their own specialized accrediting bodies which include the following:

College of Business and Economics

Business Administration

Program Info College of Business and Economics Accreditation Information
Accredited Areas Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Accrediting Body Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), International
http://www.aacsb.edu/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 1992 to 2017.
Reaccredited last in 2012.

College of Education and Human Development

University-Wide Accreditation

Description Radford University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP; formerly the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education; NCATE). CAEP accredits institutions with programs preparing K-12 teachers and other school personnel. Individual programs may be accredited by more specific accrediting bodies and/or certified by The Commonwealth of Virginia. 
Accrediting Body Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
http://www.caepnet.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 1954 to 2018
Reaccredited last in 2012.

Athletic Training

Accrediting Body Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
http://www.caate.net/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 2004 to 2020.
Reaccredited last in 2010.

Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Accrediting Body Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
http://www.cacrep.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 1996 to 2015.
Reaccredited last in 2013.

Counselor Education, Master of School Counseling

Accrediting Body Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
http://www.cacrep.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 1996 to 2015.
Reaccredited last in 2013.

Education

Program Info Elementary Education Contacts and Accreditation
Middle School Education Contacts and Accreditation
Accredited Areas Administration and Supervision PreK-12
Dance Arts PreK-12
Early/Primary Education PreK-3
Elementary Education PreK-6
English
Health and Physical Education PreK-12
History and Social Sciences
Mathematics
Middle Education 6-8
Music Education - Instrumental PreK-12
Music Education - Vocal/Choral PreK-12
Reading Specialist
School Counselor PreK-12
School Psychology
School Social Worker
Science - Biology
Science - Chemistry
Science - Earth Science
Science - Physics
Special Education - Early Childhood
Special Education - Hearing Impairments K-12
Special Education - General Curriculum K-12
Speech Language Pathologist PreK-12
Visual Arts PreK-12
Accrediting Body Virginia Department of Education
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/

Nutrition

Program Info Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Information
Accrediting Body Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 1993 to 2023.
Reaccredited last in 2013.



Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Accredited Areas Outdoor Education and Leadership Concentration
Accrediting Body Wilderness Education Association (WEA)
http://www.weainfo.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 2010 to 2015.
Last accredited 2015.
Accredited Areas Major in in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism and Special Events (concentrations: outdoor recreation and leadership, recreation therapy, and tourism and special events)
Accrediting Body
Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
http://www.nrpa.org/coaprt/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 1979 to 2014.
Reaccredited last in 2009.

College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology, Ed.S. in School Psychology

Accrediting Body
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
http://www.nasponline.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 1989 to 2014.
Reaccredited last in 2012.

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
http://www.ncate.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 1989 to 2014.
Reaccredited in 2012.

Psychology, Psy.D in Counseling Psychology

Accrediting Body
American Psychological Association (APA)
http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 2012 to 2016.
First accredited in 2012.

College of Science and Technology

Computer Science

Program Info The Concentration in Computer Science at Radford University
Accredited Areas Computer Science Concentration, BS
Accrediting Body Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
http://www.abet.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 1992 to 2016.
Reaccredited last in 2010.

Information Science and Systems

Accredited Areas Information Systems Concentration, BS
Web Development Concentration, BS
Accrediting Body Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
http://www.abet.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 2008 to 2016.
Reaccredited last in 2010

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Interior Design

Program Info
Interior Design Information
Accrediting Body Council for Interior Design Accreditation
http://www.accredit-id.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 2006 to 2019.
Reaccredited last in 2013.

Music

Program Info
Music Accreditations and Affiliations
Accredited Areas
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Music Business
Bachelor of Science in Music
Master of Arts in Music
Master of Science in Music Therapy
Accrediting Body National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 1977 to 2023.
Reaccredited last in 2013.

Theatre

Program Info
Theatre Accreditations and Affiliations
Accredited Areas
Bachelor of Arts: Theatre (Cinema, History and Literature, Performance, Technical Theatre)
Bachelor of Science: Theatre (Cinema, History and Literature, Performance, Technical Theatre)
Accrediting Body National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
http://nast.arts-accredit.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 1997 to 2023.
Reaccredited last in 2013.

Waldron College of Health and Human Services

Nursing (BSN), Bachelor of Science

Accrediting Body
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
Detailed accreditation information
Accredited from 2004 to 2014.
Reaccredited last in 2014.


The Virginia State Board of Nursing (SBON)
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/
Detailed accreditation information
Accredited from 1996 to 2020.
Reaccredited last in 2010.

 

Nursing (DNP), Doctor of Nursing Practice

Accrediting Body
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
Detailed accreditation information
Accredited from 2010 to 2020.
First accredited in 2010.
 

Occupational Therapy (MOT), Master

Program Info Occupational Therapy Accreditation Information  
Accrediting Body
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
http://www.acoteonline.org/
Detailed accreditation information
Accredited from 2010/2011 to 2017/2018.
First accredited in 2010/2011.
 

Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctorate of Physical Theraphy

Program Info Physical Therapy Education Accreditation Information
 
Accrediting Body
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
http://www.capteonline.org/home.aspx
Detailed Accreditation Information
Accredited from 2014 to 2019.
First accredited in 2014.


 

Social Work (BSW), Bachelor

Program Info Bachelor of Social Work Information  
Accrediting Body
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
http://www.cswe.org/
Accredited from 1976 to 2014.
Reaccredited last in 2006.

 

Social Work (MSW), Master

Program Info Master of Social Work Information  
Accrediting Body
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
http://www.cswe.org/
Accredited from 1976 to 2014.
Reaccredited last in 2006.

 

Speech-Language Pathology, Master

Program Info Communication Sciences and Disorders  
Accrediting Body
Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/
Detailed Accreditation Information

Accredited from 1988 to 2016.
Reaccredited last in 2008.