Accreditations

Regional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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.

Professional Accreditations

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

Brandman University's Credential and Authorization Education programs are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Brandman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

An accreditation review for the Brandman University Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNaHP) by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled for September 12 – 14, 2016.

Written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days prior to the scheduled visit (August 22, 2016).

Interested parties are to direct all written comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

or:

thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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.