The accreditation process allows the College of Education and Social Work (CESW) and West Chester University to demonstrate to prospective and current students, families, faculty, staff, and employers the high standards and quality of our academic programs. Depending on the accreditation agency, the reaccreditation process occurs every 5-10 years. Additionally, accreditation keeps us accountable to professional standards, commonwealth laws, and federal regulations. The CESW and University have several accredited human services programs including those in communication sciences and disorders, counselor education, educator preparation, music education, and social work. Please utilize the webpage menu to view specific accreditation information for these programs.


The following are links to university, commonwealth, and national resources focused on accreditation.

CAA-ASHA - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

CACREP - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

CSWE - Council on Social Work Education

MSCHE - Middle States Commission on Higher Education

NASM - National Association of Schools of Music

PDE - Pennsylvania Department of Education