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Accreditation and Memberships

  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, telephone (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456, FAX (312) 263-7462 or https://www.hlcommission.org/
  • All academic programs submitted to the State of Ohio, Board of Regents, for review and approval
  • Approved liberal arts and profession-oriented university for the East Central Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Member of the Crossroads League
  • Member of the Association of Governing Boards
  • Member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • Member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Member of the Council of Independent Colleges
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Member of the National Christian College Athletic Association
  • Member of the Ohio College Association
  • Member of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • The following business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP):
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting with CPA and Forensic Accounting specializations
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Technology; Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Technology Management
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Integrated Business Education
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with concentrations in Executive Management, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Finance, Human Resources, and Organizational Management
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Health Care Administration
    • Master of Science in Management (MSM)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at MVNU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
    • Since 2009; affirmed through 2024
  • Department of Music accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Ohio Board of Nursing - Certificate of Full Approval
  • The following Initial educator preparation programs accredited by the National Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NCATE 2015) and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (P-3)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Intervention Specialist (K-12)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Language Arts
    • Bachelor of Science in Integrated Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Health Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Life Science Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Professional Educator’s License
      • Licensure areas: Early Childhood (P-3), Elementary Education (P-5), Middle Childhood Education, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Physical Education/Health Education, Visual Arts Education, Spanish Education, Life Science Education, Physical Science Education
    • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-5)
    • Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-6)
  • The following Advanced educator preparation program accredited by the National Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NCATE 2015) and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.
    • Master of Arts in Education - Intervention Specialist (K-12)
  • The following educator preparation programs were approved by the Ohio Department of Education following the 2015 NCATE Affirmation of Accreditation.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (P-5)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/Elementary Intervention P-5
    • Master of Arts in Education – Professional Educator’s License (Elementary Education P-5)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Annual Reporting Measures 2021 Report
  • Social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • School of Christian Ministry ordination preparation programs meet the outcomes-based ministerial education preparation requirement of the Church of the Nazarene's International Course of Study Advisory Committee (ICOSAC). The programs were validated by ICOSAC, adopted by the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene and approved by the Board of General Superintendents as recognized ministerial education courses of study for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.
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