Accredited Colleges and Universities

Semester hours of college credit (graduate or undergraduate level) may be used to renew a teacher or administrator license.

Important: Only college credit is accepted.

Therefore, do not submit "Professional Development Units" or similarly titled units for renewal of your license. The Board is not able to accept them.

The credits earned must be directly relevant to the applicant's educational career.

College credits must be earned through a regionally accredited college or university.

To find out if a college or university is regionally accredited, you may visit the website of the agency responsible for accreditation in that state. Click on the web address of the association to connect.

 

States served by the
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools


Delaware
District of Columbia
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
Web address: www.msche.org

 


States served by the
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
Web address: www.neasc.org

 

States served by the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Dakota
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Web address: www.higherlearningcommission.org

 

States served by the
Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities
Alaska
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Web address: www.nwccu.org

 


States served by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Web address: www.sacscoc.org

 


States served by the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

California
Hawaii
the United States territories of
Guam and
American Samoa
the Republic of Palau
the Federated States of Micronesia
the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, and
the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Web address: www.wascweb.org