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Accreditations and Affiliations

Higher Learning Commission
Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the
North Central Association. The address, telephone number and Web site for this accrediting body
is 230 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; 1-800-621-7440;

Music and Education Accreditation
The undergraduate programs in music also are accredited by the National Association of Schools
of Music
and in elementary, secondary and all-grades education by the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
. The College is approved for teacher education in
the following areas: Early Childhood Education (pre-kindergarten-grade 3); Middle Childhood
Education (grades 4-9); Adolescent Young Adult (grades 7-12) in Integrated Language Arts,
Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences, and
Physical Sciences; Multi-Age Education (prekindergarten-grade 12) in Foreign Languages
(French, German, or Spanish), Health, Music, Physical Education, or Visual Arts, Intervention
Specialist; Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (kindergarten-grade 12); and endorsements in
Reading and Computer Technology. Because of the fluctuating requirements for licensure to
teach in the various states, it is recommended that candidates for licensure check with
departments of education in the states in which they intend to teach. This will give them the
opportunity to schedule required courses wherever possible.

Athletic Training Accreditation
The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Nursing Program Approval and Accreditation
The Baldwin Wallace University Accelerated BSN Program is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

The Accelerated BSN Program at Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Baldwin Wallace Nursing Program is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Physician Assistant Program Accreditation
The Baldwin Wallace University Physician Assistant Program received Accreditation-Provisional status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Approved Plans of Study
Approved plans of study are provided to prepare students for graduate study or for professional schools of medicine, dentistry, law, engineering, theology, art, library science, social service work, medical technology, physical therapy and forestry.

Other Academic Affiliations
In addition, the University is on the approved lists of the American Chemical Society, University
Senate of the United Methodist Church
, Ohio College Association and the American Association
of University Women
. It was approved by the Association of American Universities in 1931, and
its credits are accepted wherever American college work is recognized. Baldwin Wallace is a
member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the American Council on
, the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, and the American
Association of Colleges of Teacher Education

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