Brandman University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The WASC Senior College and University Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. All programs offered by Brandman University are encompassed by this regional accreditation.
The School of Education at Brandman University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs that are offered at the following Brandman campuses in California: Antelope Valley, Culver City, Fairfield, Hanford, Irvine, Menifee, Modesto, Monterey, Oceanside, Ontario, Palm Desert, Riverside, Roseville, San Diego, Santa Maria, Travis AFB, Victorville, Visalia, Walnut Creek, and Yuba City. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
Brandman University's Credential and Authorization Education programs are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.
Brandman University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
For more information about social work accreditation, you may visit the CSWE Accreditation Web page.