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Accreditations and Approvals

Eastern University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher 
Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) 
www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an
institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and
the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.



As a professional school, Palmer Theological Seminary is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103; 412/788-6505) for the Master of Theological Studies, the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry.

 http://www.ats.edu/

Eastern University’s Bachelor of Nursing program is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an institutional accrediting
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC
20036, (202- 887-6791). www.aacn.nche.edu



Eastern University’s Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training program is accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2201
Double Creek Drive, Round Rock, TX, 78664, (512-733-9700). 
CAATE is not recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Successful completion of the CAATE accredited program determines a candidate’s
eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. BOC is recognized by
the National Organization for Competency Assurance. www.caate.net



Eastern University’s baccalaureate degree programs accredited by Specialized
Accrediting Organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation includes:

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361
Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 (727-210-2350). www.caahep.org



Bachelor of Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200,
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457. (703.683.8080). www.cswe.org


Eastern University’s programs for the preparation of teachers at the bachelor’s and
master’s level, for the preparation of school counselors and school psychologists at
the master’s degree level, for school nurses and supervisors at the specialist’s level,
and for school principals and superintendants at the educational administration
level are recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market 
Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126. (717-783-6788). www.education.state.pa.us. Upon 
successful completion of all eligibility criteria, Eastern University’s Loeb School of
 Education forwards applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for 
final review and issuance of teaching, specialist, and educational administration certifications.

Eastern University is:

  • classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as Master's - Larger Programs
  • approved for veterans' education
  • authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students

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