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Trinity Washington University | Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Trinity is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The commission has consistently reaffirmed Trinity’s accreditation since 1921, most recently on November 17, 2011.

School of Education Accreditation

All School of Education programs are approved by the DC State Education Agency, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and meet requirements for state certification.

Additionally, the School is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Individual teacher preparation programs hold recognition from Specialized Professional Associations, as follows:

  • Early Childhood Education:  the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Educational Administration:  the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
  • Elementary Education:  the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Reading:  the International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Special Education:  the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The School of Education has submitted an initial application and self-study for accreditation for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs with the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Education Accreditation Contacts:

School of Nursing Accreditation

Nursing Program

The Trinity nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has conditional approval from the D.C. Board of Nursing (D.C. BON).

Nursing Accreditation Contacts:

  • D.C. Board of Nursing
    899 North Capitol Street, NE
    First Floor
    Washington, DC 20002
    Phone: 1-877-672-2174

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (A.C.O.T.E.) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (A.O.T.A.). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (N.B.C.O.T.). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (C.O.T.A.). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the N.B.C.O.T. Certification Examination.

Master of Occupational Therapy Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ACOTE has granted Candidacy status to the MOT program.  The program may now proceed with the preaccreditation review of the program.  The MOT program is scheduled to submit its self-study in April, 2016.  The program anticipates an on-site visit in late 2016 or early 2017 followed by an accreditation decision prior to students beginning full-time fieldwork in summer, 2017.

Once the program has been accredited, Trinity graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (N.B.C.O.T.). Students must pass this exam in order to practice as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (O.T.R.). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice.

OTA and MOT Accreditation Contact:

Middle States Accreditation
2014-2016 Self-Study Document Room (password protected)
This page includes working reports and materials related to preparation of the new self-study.  This page will become the Virtual Document Room in 2016.

THE 2011 PERIODIC REVIEW REPORT MATERIALS:

2011 Periodic Review Report
2011 PRR Readers’ Report
2011 Financial Reviewer Report
2011 MSCHE Letter

2011
Middle States Periodic Review Report Document Room (password protected)This is the “virtual document room” for faculty and staff all materials associated with the preparation of the 2011 report.THE 2006 SELF STUDY AND TEAM REPORT MATERIALS:
2006 Middle States Accreditation Team Report Final report by the Middle States visiting team

2006 Self-Study Report

for Middle States Commission on Higher Education comprehensive accreditation review

2006 Middle States Self-Study Clearinghouse

This repository of data sets, assessment plans and reports is password-protected, and accessible only to Trinity faculty and staff.

THE 1996 SELF STUDY AND TEAM REPORT MATERIALS:

1996 Self Study and Team Report

 


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