About BW


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)

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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