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Accreditation and Licensing

Accreditation and Licensing

We work hard to keep Albizu University’s accreditations and licenses up to date and offer our students the best opportunities to get internships, research, and job opportunities as students and even after graduation.

Learn more about these accreditations and licenses below.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Albizu 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 MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Albizu University is accredited by MSCHE since 1974.

Click on the following link to find our Statement of Accreditation:

https://www.msche.org/institution/0608/

Additional information may be obtained by contacting MSCHE at:
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    3624 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
    Phone: 267-284-5000
    www.msche.org

 

To find out detailed information about our current Self-Study effort to reaffirm our accreditation, please click on the following link:

Middle States 2019-21 Self-Study
Latest Report to the MSCHE:
Albizu University Supplemental Information Report -- July 2018

American Psychological Association (APA)
Since the 1990s, our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology programs offered in the San Juan and Miami campuses as well as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology are accredited by the APA.

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at the Mayaguez University Center is applying for accreditation in September 2021.

Questions related to the programs’ accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
APA

The Master of Science degree educational program in speech-language pathology at Albizu University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD, 20850; Phone: (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to:
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850
    Phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700
    Web: https://caa.asha.org/programs/

Albizu University’s San Juan Campus and Mayaguez University Center have a renovation license issued by the Puerto Rico Council on Education’s (CEPR, by its Spanish acronym) Board of Postsecondary Institutions.

Additional information may be obtained at:

 

Albizu University’s Miami Campus is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:
  • Commission for Independent Education
    Florida Department of Education
    325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
    Toll-free phone: 888-224-6684

Albizu University is approved to provide coursework leading to state certification in Early Childhood Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and for elementary school educators to obtain a Reading Endorsement. Students completing a program leading to certification are reminded that while the curriculum of the program is designed to assist students in obtaining certification by outside agencies, the completion of all program requirements does not guarantee automatic eligibility for certification.

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is developed in accordance with the teaching certification requirements of the Florida Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC). The curriculum offered complies with the required BEC standards.

  • American Council on Education
  • American Association for Higher Education
  • American Library Association
  • Puerto Rico Private Schools and Universities Association
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Hispanic Educational Technology Services
  • Interamerican Society of Psychology
  • National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Trustee-level member

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