Aurora University

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.

The following individual programs are accredited by the specific agencies listed below: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation); Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work (Council on Social Work Education); Master of Science in Athletic Training (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs); and the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Education Recognition Program). In addition, AU's education programs are accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Aurora University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

BSW and MSW programs are accredited by the

Council on Social Work Education
1725 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-8080

MS in Athletic Training program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE)
6850 Austin Center Blvd. Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3101

The Professional Unit comprising 16 Academic Programs within the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Human Performance, and George Williams College are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Approved Licensure Programs

Aurora University has initial teacher licensure programs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education in Biology, Early Childhood Special Education with Bilingual ESL, Elementary Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, and Special Education offered through the School of Education and Human Performance. Illinois licensure in School Social Work is offered through the School of Social Work.

Illinois Principal Endorsement credential is offered through the School of Education and Human Performance.

The Reading Specialist Endorsement (K-12) and the Reading Teacher Endorsement are offered in Illinois.

Aurora University offers approved licensure programs only in the areas listed above.