UMUC Accreditation Information

The University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. UMUC is governed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Department of Education's Professional Education Unit

UMUC's Graduate School Department of Education has a professional education unit of two Master's programs: The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Masters of Education in Instructional Technology (MEd). Both programs are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The MAT is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as a professional education program leading to state teacher certification.

UMUC's graduate Education department has been accepted as a candidate for Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (CAEP/NCATE) accreditation. This means that the department has met the preconditions for accreditation but is not yet accredited. This candidacy covers the Master of Arts in Teaching program for initial teacher certification and the Master of Education in Instructional Technology.