External Review Agencies and Approvals | Kent State University

External Review Agencies and Approvals

As part of the accreditation process, the educator preparation programs are also reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), and/or other accrediting agencies. This Venn diagram provides a visual representation of the additional external review each program goes through. 

Content Specific Approvals for EHHS Educator Programs
The below table provides an overview of the content specific approvals for Kent State’s educator preparation programs that are reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), and/or other accrediting agencies: 
*If you are visually impaired and need assistance reading the table, please call our office at 330-672-4033.
Program
Approved By
Status (Split by level, undergraduate and graduate)
Career Technical (4-12) Workforce Development (formerly known as Route B)
ODHE
Non-Baccalaureate: Approved via ODHE 3/7/2014 through 2019
Deaf Education 
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate:  Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Early Childhood Education 
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2014 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (MAT): Recognized Fall 2014 through 8/1/2023
Early Intervention Specialist 
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Graduate: Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Educational Administration - K-12 Leadership
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Graduate (M.Ed/Ed.S: Principal/Building): Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed/Ed.S: Administrative Specialist): Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed/Ed.S: Superintendent/District): Recognized Fall 2013 through 8/1/2023
Integrated Language Arts 
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (MAT): Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Integrated Math 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (MAT): Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Integrated Science 
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (MAT): Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Integrated Social Studies 
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (MAT)Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Language (French, Spanish, German, Latin, ASL)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and ODHE 
(low enrollment); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: 
- ASL: Recognized via ACTFL Spring 2011 through 8/1/2023
- French, Spanish: Recognized via ACTFL Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
- German, Latin: Approved via ODHE 6/25/2013, 7/15/2013 due to low enrollment through 2019
Graduate (MAT): Recognized via ACTFL Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Middle Childhood Education
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE - formerly NMSA); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed/NDGD via Bacc Report): Recognized  Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Physical Education
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE - formerly NASPE); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Fall 2013 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed): Recognized Fall 2013 through 8/1/2023
School Audiologist
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of ASHA Accreditor recognized by NCATE/CAEP
Graduate: Recognized 3/10/2009, new decision pending
School Counselor
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREPAccreditor recognized by NCATE/CAEP
Graduate (School Counseling): Recognized 1/14/2013
School Health 
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE -formerly AAHE) and ODHE
(low enrollment); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized via AAHE Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed): Recognized via AAHE Fall 2012 through 8/1/2023; MAT approval ongoing through ODHE
School Psychology 
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Graduate (Ed.S): Recognized Fall 2013 through 8/1/2023
School Speech-Language Pathologist
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of ASHA Accreditor recognized by NCATE/CAEP
Graduate: Recognized 3/10/2009, new decision pending
Special Education – Mild/Moderate
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed):  Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Special Education – Moderate/Intensive
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Graduate (M.Ed):  Recognized Spring 2012 through 8/1/2023
Teaching ESL
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and ODHE
(low enrollment); Also approved via ODHE State Review Process
Undergraduate: Approved via ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Graduate (M.A.): Approved via ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Content Specific Approvals for EHHS Educator Endorsements
The below table provides an overview of the content specific approvals for Kent State’s educator endorsements that are reviewed by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs), the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), and/or other accrediting agencies: 
*If you are visually impaired and need assistance reading the table, please call our office at 330-672-4033.
Endorsement
Approved By
Status (Split by level, undergraduate and graduate)
Adapted Physical Education 
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by ODHE 5/16/2014 through 2019
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 5/16/2014 through 2019
Career-Based Intervention
ODHE
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 12/19/2013 through 2019
Early Childhood Generalist (4-5)
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by ODHE 3/26/2014 through 2019
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 3/26/2014 through 2019
Literacy (Reading Endorsement)
International Literacy Association (ILA); Also approved via ODHE
Graduate: Recognized Fall 2014 through 8/1/2023
Middle Childhood Generalist Language Arts and Reading 4-6 
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by ODHE 1/2/2014 through 2019
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 1/2/2014 through 2019
Middle Childhood Generalist Mathematics 4-6
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Middle Childhood Generalist Science 4-6
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Middle Childhood Generalist Social Studies 4-6
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Prekindergarten
ODHE
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 3/6/2014 through 2019
Prekindergarten Special Needs
ODHE
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 1/9/2014 through 2019
Teacher Leader
ODHE
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 6/24/2013 through 2019
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
ODHE
Graduate: Approved by ODHE 12/20/2013 through 2019
Technology Facilitator
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Graduate: Recognized Spring 2014 through 8/1/2023
Transition to Work
ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved ODHE 12/19/2013 through 2019
Graduate: Approved  ODHE 12/19/2013 through 2019
Content Specific Approvals for Partner College Educator Licensure Programs
The below table provides an overview of the content specific approvals for EHHS’s partner college educator licensure programs:  
*If you are visually impaired and need assistance reading the table, please call our office at 330-672-4033.
Program/Endorsement
Approved By
Status (Split by level, undergraduate and graduate)
Art Education Program
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) separate accreditor, recognized by NCATE/CAEP; Also approved via ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by NASD 2007, current decision in progress
Graduate: Approved by NASD 2007, current decision in progress
Dance Education Program
National Association of Schools of Dance (NASDseparate accreditor, recognized by NCATE/CAEP; Also approved via ODHE
Undergraduate: Approved by NASAD 11/11/2005, program discontinued 2015
Graduate: Approved by NASAD 11/11/2005
Library/Media Endorsement
American Library Association (ALA) separate accreditor, recognized by NCATE/CAEP
Graduate: Approved by ALA 2012
Music Education Program National Association of Schools of Music (NASMseparate accreditor, recognized by NCATE/CAEP; Also approved via ODHE Undergraduate: Approved by NASM 2013
Graduate: Approved by NASM 2013