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Accreditation

Because institutions should be evaluating the past and present to plan for the future, accreditation is an activity of great importance for Oakland University. This evaluation and planning for our future ensures viability, quality, and currency of Oakland University’s programs.

University Accreditation
Higher Learning Commission of NCA
North Central Association
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602
Voice: (312) 263-0456 / Fax: (312) 263-7462
For information on lodging a complaint with HLC click here.

Accreditation - 1966 to present
  • Last comprehensive evaluation, October 2009
  • Next comprehensive evaluation, Fall 2018
  • ll programs: B, M, S, D (Bachelor, Master, Specialization, Doctorate)

College of Arts and Sciences
Music
NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) – last visit (Fall, 2012), next visit (Fall, 2022)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Voice)
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Voice)
  • Master of Music in Conducting (Choral, Instrumental)
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Music in Pedagogy (Piano, Voice)
  • Master of Music in Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Voice)
  • Graduate and Post-Master's Certificates (Conducting, Music Education, Pedagogy, Performance)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education
  • Music Preparatory Division 
Theatre
NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre) – last visit (Fall, 2007), next visit (Fall, 2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology
Dance
NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance) – last visit (Fall, 2012), next visit (Fall, 2022)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance
Chemistry
ACS (American Chemical Society) – last visit (Winter, 2009), next visit (Winter, 2014)

Public Administration
NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration) – last visit (Winter, 2008), next visit (Winter, 2015)

Social Work (in candidacy)
CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) - last visit (Fall, 2010), next visit (Fall, 2014)

School of Business Administration
Business Accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – last visit (October, 2013), next visit (Fall, 2018)
  • Business Program 
Accounting Accreditation from AACSB International – last visit (October, 2013), next visit (Fall, 2018)
  • Accounting Program

School of Education and Human Services
Counseling
CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) – last visit (Winter, 2010), next visit (Winter, 2018)

Educational Leadership
MDE (Michigan Department of Education) - Endorsement Program Reviews
  • School Principal - Approved
  • Central Office Administrator - state standards are under development 
Human Development and Child Studies
MDE (Michigan Department of Education) - Endorsement Program Reviews
  • Early Childhood Education (General and Special Education) Endorsement
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Emotional Impaired Endorsement
  • Learning Disability Endorsement
All teaching endorsements offered are currently approved and will remain valid until changes in the State Standards in any discipline necessitate a new review.

Reading and Language Arts
MDE (Michigan Department of Education) - Endorsement Programs Reviews
  • Language Arts (TEAC Review, 2012)
  • Reading Specialist (TEAC Review, 2012)
  • Reading Teacher (TEAC Review, 2012)
All teaching endorsements offered are currently approved and will remain valid until changes in the State Standards in any discipline necessitate a new review.

Teacher Development and Educational Studies
TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) last visit (June, 2007), fully accredited (June, 2008), next visit (Spring, 2013)

Initial Certification
  • Undergraduate Elementary Education
  • Undergraduate Secondary Education
  • MAT in Elementary or Secondary Education 
MDE (Michigan Department of Education) - Title II Report Card Winter, 2007, Status: Exemplary (68 out of 70 points), Winter, 2008, Status: Exemplary (65 out of 70 points)
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
MDE (Michigan Department of Education) - Endorsement Program Reviews
  • Art (K-12), Biology (Sec Only), Chemistry (Sec Only), Economics (Sec Only), English (Sec Only), History (Sec Only, Integrated Science (Elem Only), Language Arts (Elem Only), Mathematics (Elem & Sec), Modern Languages (K-12), Music (K-12), Physics (Sec Only), Political Science (Sec Only), Social Studies (Elem and Sec)
All teaching endorsements offered are currently approved and will remain valid until changes in the State Standards in any discipline necessitate a new review for the corresponding endorsement program

School of Engineering and Computer Science
EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), last visit (Fall, 2008), next visit (Fall, 2014) for undergraduate programs in:
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
CAC (Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET), last visit (Fall, 2011), next visit (Fall 2014 [for Information Technology] and Fall, 2017 [for Computer Science]) for undergraduate programs in:
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

School of Health Sciences
CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education) – last visit (Spring, 2010), next visit (Spring, 2020)
  • Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
ASAC (Applied Science Accreditation Commission) of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) – last visit (Summer, 2011), next visit (Summer, 2017)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Undergraduate Program
National Wellness Institute (NWI) - last visit (October, 2009). Accredited for 7 years. Students with 2.75 GPA automatically eligible to register as Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP), next visit (2017)
  • Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention Program. next visit (October, 2016)

School of Nursing
CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) – last visit (Spring, 2012), next visit (Spring, 2022). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), next visit (Spring, 2017) 
COA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs) – last visit (Spring, 2012), next visit (Fall, 2022)

  • Nurse Anesthetist Master’s Program

MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF NURSING - pre-licensure (baccalaureate) programs also require approval by the State Board of Nursing. We received that approval recently and it is good until our next CCNE visit in (Spring, 2022)