Jun 25, 2019  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation



Accreditations

Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; ABET, Inc,; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation by the New England Association assures that the institution:

  • Meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process
  • Maintains the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future
  • Maintains its demonstrated institutional integrity

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff at the university or to the association at:

Commission on Higher Education (CIHE)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
The Sanborn House, 15 High Street
Winchester, MA 01890
(617) 729-6762

Addresses for other accrediting agencies include:

ABET
111 Market Place Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 347-7700
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)
www.abet.org

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
(202) 463-6930
www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation

The Council for Standards in Human Service Education
3337 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
(571) 257-3959
www.cshse.org

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS  66215
(913) 631-3009
iacbe.org/

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 508
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 466-7496
www.ncate.org

Approvals

  • The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
  • The Interstate Certification Compact in Certification of Educational Personnel
  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Department of Higher Education, Commonwealth Honors Program

Institutional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • The College Entrance Examination Board
  • The Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • The American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the International Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The American Council on Education
  • The New England Association of College Admissions Counselors and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • The Council of Graduate Schools
  • University Continuing Education Association

Affiliations

McKay Campus School

The McKay Campus School serves as the Teacher Education Center at Fitchburg State University, as well as a K-4 Public Elementary School and a 5-8 middle school arts academy Pilot School for the city of Fitchburg. This dual mission adds a uniqueness to the teaching and learning atmosphere at McKay. This collaboration with higher education is a partnership that brings professionals together in our school setting to share:

  • responsibility for the preparation of new teachers,
  • the professional development of experienced classroom teachers,
  • the professional development of university faculty serving as teacher educators,
  • the support of research directed at improvement of practice, and
  • enhanced student learning for our elementary students.

The McKay Campus School and Fitchburg State University have a shared understanding of and commitment to learning for children and adults. This culture of learning is one that values risk-taking, inquiry, reflection and collegiality. This community has children at its core and encompasses school and university faculty, parents and members of the wider community of Fitchburg and its surrounding towns.

Servicemembers Opportunity College

Fitchburg State University is a fully-approved Service Opportunity College member. The SOC principles and criteria subscribed to by all member institutions provide the basis for a consistent and uniform approach to meeting the educational goals and special needs of military personnel. The coordinator of records and registration services serves as the counselor for this important program.

The Washington Center

Fitchburg State University offers students the opportunity for semester-long internships at the Washington Center in Washington, D.C. For information contact Dr. Joshua Spero, (978) 665-3214.