Accreditations and Recognitions
Lock Haven University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). 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. The university's Statement of Accreditation Status can be viewed here.
Professional degree programs at Lock Haven are accredited by the following specialized accrediting agencies.
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE)
SOPHE/AAHE Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee (SABPAC)
Computer Information Science
International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) Board of Accreditation
National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC)
Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
Council on Accreditation for Recreation, Park Resources and Leisure Services (NRPA)
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education
In addition, the following programs within teacher education have been nationally recognized by the appropriate Specialty Professional Associations (SPAs).
Early Childhood Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Health & Physical Education
National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Master of Liberal Arts
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP)
The University continues to pursue appropriate accreditation and recognition for additional programs.