University Accreditation

The University of Connecticut is a New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredited institution.

School Accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement. The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP Address: 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; CAEP Phone: (202) 223-0077).

This CAEP accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs (Agricultural Education, Elementary Education and the IB/M and TCPCG programs in English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education) and advanced educator preparation programs (Administrator Preparation, Executive Leadership, Reading and Language Arts, and School Psychology) at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs, Conn., and regional campuses. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Additional Accreditations and Approvals

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology: The M.A. program in Counselor Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Music Education (B.S. program): The University of Connecticut is a National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)-accredited institution.

School Psychology: The Ph.D. program in School Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-5979;

School Psychology: The M.A./sixth-year program in School Psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) (NASP Program Review Board – (803) 323-2341,