Specialized Accreditation

UWF Accreditation Information

Listed below is the list of specific colleges and/or programs that are nationally accredited by the agencies dedicated to reviewing within their discipline.

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION
For information about the University's institutional-level accreditation status, visit http://uwf.edu/sacscoc.


Athletic Training, B.S.

Year of First Accreditation: 2004
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2019
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2028


Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Department: Department of Movement Sciences and Health
Degree Program: Athletic Training, B.S.

Chemistry, B.S.

Year of First Accreditation: 1970
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2018
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2024


Accrediting Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)
Department: Department of Chemistry
Degree Programs: Chemistry, B.S.
  Chemistry/Biochemistry, B.S.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, B.S.

Year of First Accreditation: 1985
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2007
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2021


Accrediting Agency: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Department: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Degree Programs: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, B.S.

College of Business, B.S.B.A., M.Acc., M.B.A.
Computer Engineering, B.S.C.E.

Year of First Accreditation: 
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2018
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2025


Accrediting Agency: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
From 1999-2008, the B.S. in Computer Engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering programs were University of Florida degree programs offered jointly with UWF on UWF’s campus. As such, prior to 2009, the programs were accredited by ABET through the University of Florida. Effective January 2009, when the programs became free-standing UWF degree programs, the accreditation by ABET was transferred to UWF.
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Programs: Computer Engineering, B.S.C.E.

Computer Science, B.S.

Year of First Accreditation:2018
Year of Most Recent Accreditation:2018
Year Current Accreditation Expires:2025


Accrediting Agency: Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Department: Department of Computer Science
Degree Programs: Computer Science, B.S.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

Year of First Accreditation: 
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2018
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2025


Accrediting Agency: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
From 1999-2008, the B.S. in Computer Engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering programs were University of Florida degree programs offered jointly with UWF on UWF’s campus. As such, prior to 2009, the programs were accredited by ABET through the University of Florida. Effective January 2009, when the programs became free-standing UWF degree programs, the accreditation by ABET was transferred to UWF. 
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Programs: Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

Exercise Science, B.S.

Year of First Accreditation: 2017
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2017
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2022


Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Department: Department of Movement Sciences and Health
Degree Programs: Exercise Science, B.S.

 

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Year of First Accreditation:2017
Year of Most Recent Accreditation:2017
Year Current Accreditation Expires:2025


Accrediting Agency: Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Programs: Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Music, B.M., B.M.E.

Year of First Accreditation: 1971
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2017
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2027


Accrediting Agency: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Department: Department of Music
Degree Programs: Music, B.M.
  Music Education, B.M.E

Nursing, B.S.N., M.S.N.

Year of First Accreditation: [1982 - B.S.N.] [2013 - M.S.N.]
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: [2016 - B.S.N.] [2019 - M.S.N.]
Year Current Accreditation Expires: [2027 - B.S.N.] [2029 - M.S.N.]


Accrediting Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Baccalaureate degree in nursing/Master's degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/). The Baccalaureate degree program has been accredited by CCNE since 2002. Previously, this program was accreditated by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Department: School of Nursing
Degree Programs: Nursing, B.S.N.
  Nursing, M.S.N.

Psychology, M.A.

Year of First Accreditation: 2002
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2013
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2023


Accrediting Agency: Master's in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC)
Department: Department of Psychology
Degree Programs: Psychology, M.A. (Counseling Psychology Specialization)

Public Health, M.P.H.

Year of First Accreditation: 2009
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2014
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2021


Accrediting Agency: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Department: Department of Public Health
Degree Programs: Public Health, M.P.H.

Social Work, B.S.W., M.S.W.

Year of First Accreditation:  [1975 - B.S.W.] [2008 - M.S.W.]
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: [2017 - B.S.W.] [2017 - M.S.W.]
Year Current Accreditation Expires: [2025 - B.S.W.] [2025 - M.S.W.]


Accrediting Agency: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Department: Department of Social Work
Degree Programs: Social Work, B.S.W.
  Social Work, M.S.W.

 

Teacher Education/Professional Education Unit, B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.

Accrediting Agencies

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Year of First Accreditation: 1993
Year of Most Recent Accreditation: 2011
Year Current Accreditation Expires: 2019

The Professional Education Unit (including teacher preparation programs in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership, the Department of Movement Sciences and Health, and the Department of Music) is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs (traditional and alternative) and advanced educator preparation programs at the Pensacola and online campuses. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. In preparation of UWF's upcoming accreditation visit in 2019, the Professional Education Unit is currently aligning the educator preparation programs to the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards of educator preparation. At the state level, all initial certification programs have received approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).

Florida Department of Education

Teacher and school administrator preparation programs are also reviewed and approved by the Florida Department of Education.


Initial Teacher Certification Programs

Traditional  Initial Teacher Certification Programs: Elementary Education, B.A.
Elementary/Exceptional Student Education, B.A.
Music Education, B.M.E.
Physical Education Teacher Education, B.S.
Alternative Initial Teacher Certification Programs: Teacher Ready®
Advanced Initial Teacher Certification Programs: Reading Education, M.Ed.

Advanced Teacher Preparation Programs

Master Degrees    Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.
Exceptional Student Education, M.A.
Physical Education, M.S.
Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
Educational Doctorate Degree: Curriculum and Instruction, Administrative Studies, Educational Leadership, Ed.D.