Nov 27, 2020  
2008-2009 School of Human Services Graduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 School of Human Services Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation


Accreditation

Springfield College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the New England Association is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01739-1433, Tel: 781-271-0022, E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org.

Springfield College is approved to offer its School of Human Services programs in the following states:

California, Under voluntary agreement with the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs, 1625 N. Market Boulevard, Suite S-308, Sacramento, CA 95834. E-mail: http://www.bppve.ca.gov

Delaware, Department of Education, The Townsend Building, P.O.Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903-1402. Tel: 302-739-4601.

Florida, Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-245-3200; 1-888-224-6684.

Massachusetts, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108-1696. Tel: 617-727-7785.

New Hampshire, Postsecondary Education Commission, 3 Barrell Court, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-8543. Tel: 603-271-2555.

South Carolina, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-737-2260. Students who have complaints that cannot be resolved at the school level may contact the Non-public Insitution Licensing of the Commission. All complaints must be submitted in writing on forms available at the campus.

Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788. Tel: 512-427-6101.

Vermont, The Vermont State Board of Education, Vermont Department of Education, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501. Tel: 802-828-5139

Wisconsin, Educational Approval Board, P.O.Box 8696, Madison, WI 53708-8696. Tel: 608-266-1996.

Licensure indicates that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality.