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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 in 2016.

School of Education

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 and Health Professions

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.).

Master of Occupational Therapy Accreditation

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

OTA and MOT Accreditation Contact:

Middle States Accreditation


2016 Middle States Self-Study and Document Room
This page includes the full text of the 2016 Trinity Middle States Self-Study and all required documents and documents linked in the report.



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