Alyssa Rafoth '16

Major: Intervention Specialist
Hometown:Canfield, OH

Mount Union has given me the chance to participate in organizations, help the Alliance community and expand knowledge in my career path.

Accreditations and Affiliations

The University of Mount Union has programs approved by a number of accrediting bodies and groups.

Any questions regarding university or program accreditation may be directed to Susan Denning, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation, in the Office of Academic Affairs at (330) 829-8239 or

  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Department of Education of the State of Ohio (contained within NCATE accreditation)
  • University Senate of the United Methodist Church
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Ohio Department of Education (Certificates of Authorization)
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Association of Sport and Physical Education-North American Society for Sport Management (NASPE-NASSM).
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • The program is currently non-compliant with Standard 11 until the three-year aggregate first-time Board of Certification passing rate is above 70%. Please see our test results here.
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • American Association for Health Educators (AAHE)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Early Childhood
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate
  • Ohio Board of Regents- Music
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)- Physical Education
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • National Middle Schools Association (NMSA)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Ohio Board of Regents- Visual Arts
  •  American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

In addition to the accreditations and affiliations listed above, the University is seeking accreditation for two of its new programs: engineering and nursing.

Mount Union has developed its engineering programs following the guidelines of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The University will seek full accreditation for these programs by following the timeline outlined by ABET when the first students graduate from the programs. Expected accreditation of the programs at that time will allow all graduates to note graduation from an accredited program on their credentials.

With regard to nursing, the University of Mount Union obtained:

  • Approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) to offer the BSN degree program.
  • Approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer the BSN degree program.
  • Authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the BSN degree program. 

The University submitted an initial application for consideration for accreditation to the CCNE and plans to host an on-site visit by a CCNE accreditation team in fall 2015.

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