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Academic Program Accreditations and Professional Licensing Rates

Type: Definitions
Effective Date: 8/20/2018

Universities and colleges in the United States obtain accreditation from non-governmental bodies that are recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education as being reliable authorities to evaluate the quality of higher education. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is one of six regional associations recognized by the Department of Education that accredit institutions of higher education. The Higher Learning Commission accredits Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University’s accreditation is extended through 2027-2028. 

Academic Accreditation

 Specific Northern Arizona University academic plans are accredited by the following:

Academic Associations

In addition, Northern Arizona University is affiliated with the American Council on Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities, and many other major national and international associations.

Academic Program Licensure Rates

The most recent licensure rates from academic programs are noted below with NAU pass rates compared to state or national pass rates when applicable.

 

The W.A. Franke College of Business

Academic Program

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State or National Pass Rate

Certified Public Account (CPA)

2016

65%

54% (National)

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Academic Program

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State or National Pass Rate

Nursing (BS)

2017

88%

91% (National)

Communication Sciences & Disorders

2016-2017

96%

94.3% (National)

Fitness Wellness

2017

60%

53% first time pass rate

(National)

Dental Hygiene

2017

100%

93% (National)

Physical Therapy

2017

97%

99%

Occupational Therapy

2017

100%

100%

Physician Assistant

2017

100%

98% (National)

Athletic Training

2017

80%

100%

College of Engineering, Informatics & Applied Sciences (CEIAS)

Academic Program

Year

NAU Avg. Score

National Average Score

Associate Constructor

Construction Management (BS)

2016

208

204

College of Education (COE)

Academic Program

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State or National Pass Rate

Principal

2015-2016

93%

Not required

State Psychologist

(NCSP Praxis Exam)

2017-2018

17 of 17 passed

Not required

Title II (Traditional Programs)

2016-2017

98%

90% (state)

Positive Behavioral Support, Graduate Certificate

2015

80%

65% (national)

Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

2017

100%

Not required

Professional Education Programs

Professional Knowledge Exams

COE

Academic Program

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State Pass Rate (%)

BSEd and MEd in Early Childhood Ed and Early Childhood Special Ed

AY16-17

88%

88%

BSEd and MEd in Elementary Ed and Special Ed

AY16-17

99%

98%

College of Arts and Letters (CAL), College of Forestry and Natural Sciences (CFNS), & College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

BMEd and BSEd in Secondary Ed: Art, English, French, German, Spanish, History, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics, Math, Physical Ed. and MA English, MAT Science, MAT Spanish

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State Pass Rate (%)

AY16-17

99%

98%

Subject Knowledge Exams

COE

Academic Program

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State Pass Rate (%)

BSEd Early Childhood Ed

AY 16-17

94%

93%

BSEd and MEd Elementary Ed and BSEd Special and Elementary Ed (Reading, Writing, & Oral Language and Social Studies)

AY16-17

100%

91%

BSEd and MEd Elementary Ed and BSEd Special and Elementary Ed (Math, Science, and The Arts, Health, and Fitness)

AY16-17

100%

91%

BSEd and MEd Special Ed Mild Moderate Disabilities

AY16-17

97%

94%

CAL

BSEd Secondary Ed, Art Ed

AY16-17

100%

97%

BMEd Music Secondary Ed

AY16-17

100%

100%

BSEd and MA Secondary Ed, English Ed

AY16-17

94%

97%

BSEd Secondary Ed, History & Social Studies

AY16-17

82%

75%

CFNS

BSEd Secondary Ed, Mathematics

AY16-17

100%

77%

Most Recent Licensure Exams from COE

Academic Program

Year

NAU Pass Rate

State Pass Rate (%)

Principal Test (previous required exam) and Principal Subtests I and II

 

Candidates:

-MEd Educational Leadership, K-12 Principal

-Graduate Certificate, Educational Leadership, K-12 Principal

 

Total Number of Graduates=133

AY16-17

97%

Not required

Superintendent Test (previous required exam) and Superintendent Subtests I and II

 

Candidates:

-Graduate Certificate, Educational Leadership, Superintendent

 

Total Number of Graduates=11

AY16-17

Note: There were fewer than 12 scores so results are not reported.

Not required

 

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