Sep 29, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Accreditation



Accreditations

Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education; ABET; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the International Accreditation Council for Business Education; the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The New England Commission of Higher Education is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education 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 Commission of Higher Education should be directed to the administrative staff at the university or to the association at:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
(781) 425-1001 (Fax)
neche.org

Addresses for other accrediting agencies include:

ABET
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)
www.abet.org

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW,
Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 887-6791
(202) 887-8476 (Fax)
http://ccneaccreditation.org

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

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

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300
Overland Park, KS  66213
(913) 631-3009

(913) 631-9154 (Fax)
iacbe.org/

Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration with specialized tracks in:
    • Accounting
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in:
    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Marketing

Approvals

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

Institutional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • The College Board
  • The Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • The American Association of State Colleges and Universities 
  • The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • The International Association of Universities
  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
  • American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Northeast Regional Honors Council
  • Commonwealth Honors Program
  • Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi (Xi Psi Chapter), International Honor Society for Educators
  • Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Association Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Economics Honor Society
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society
  • Sigma Beta Delta, Business Honor Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society
  • Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society (Kappa Nu Chapter)

Affiliations

McKay Arts Academy

The McKay Arts Academy is part of the Fitchburg Public School District and a diverse PreK-8 innovation school that provides a safe and inclusive learning environment. This school, located right on the university campus, provides students in teacher preparation programs access to classrooms where they can observe and teach. Without leaving the campus, teacher candidates can combine what they are learning in their courses with what occurs in public school classrooms and, thus, enhance their understanding of educational theory and practice. This collaboration between k-12 and higher education facilitates our mutual desire to provide the most beneficial learning environments for our students. 

The Education Department offers state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms. All classrooms are equipped with computer technology and have been recently renovated. Our teacher candidates enjoy small class sizes and learn in inviting, comfortable classrooms.

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 Registrar 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 or jspero@fitchburgstate.edu.