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:
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:
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:
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: