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) and Master of Science in Nursing (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education); Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work (Council on Social Work Education); Bachelor 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 Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's 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.

B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs accredited by the

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

M.S. in Athletic Training program 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 College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education,
College of Professional Studies, and George Williams College accredited by the
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
202-466-7496

Approved Certification Programs

Aurora University has initial teacher certification programs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education in Biology, Elementary Education, English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Special Education offered through the College of Education.
"Type 73" Illinois certification in School Social Work is offered through the School of Social Work.

"Type 75" Illinois certification and "Code 10/51" Wisconsin certification in Educational Leadership are offered through the College of Education.

The Reading Specialist Type K-12 certificate in Illinois and the Reading Teacher 316 and Reading Specialist 017 are offered in Wisconsin.

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

The professional unit of Aurora University, under the governance of the Council on Certification of School Professionals, is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.