All undergraduate and graduate programs at LIU Brentwood are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.
In addition to the entire University, various other academic programs in the College of Education, Information and Technology are specially accredited by professional organizations, signifying they meet the highest standards of educational quality as determined by leaders in the field.
Organizations that professionally accredit LIU Post College of Education, Information and Technology programs are indicated below.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
The undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs of the College of Education, Information and Technology at LIU Post are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council
, signifying they meet the highest standards of quality in preparing competent, caring and qualified professional educators who will teach and lead in pre-K through grade 12 schools.
The programs within the following College of Education, Information and Technology departments are accredited by TEAC:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council, founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators of pre-K to grade 12.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accreditation
The master’s degrees in School Counselor and Clinical Mental Health Counseling are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master's degree programs in a variety of specialties and concentrations in the field of counseling.
Palmer School of Library and Information Sciences
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU Post and LIU Brentwood is proud of its industry and educational affiliations. We will continue to expand our partnerships and affiliations to establish a broader range of opportunities for our students. Long Island University is numbered among those institutions of higher education that meet or exceed the rigorous standard of accrediting associations and commissions. The Palmer School continually conducts self-studies and evaluations of its curricula to ensure our students receive the highest quality academic programs and services. In addition, many professors and staff hold memberships in a variety of professional associations.
American Library Association Accreditation
The Palmer School’s M.S. in Library and Information Science is one of only 62 programs accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Graduating from an ALA-accredited program enhances career mobility by opening doors to the broadest range of job opportunities. Most employers require an ALA-accredited master's degree for professional level positions, and many states require an ALA-accredited degree to work as a professional librarian in public or school libraries.
New York University and Long Island University
In 2006, New York University (NYU) and the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University formed a partnership to offer students an innovative dual-degree scholar-librarian program. The program prepares students for careers in academic institutions, research institutes, cultural organizations, and other research settings by conferring two master’s degrees – one from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science and one in library and information science from the Palmer School.
The dual-degree program (M.A. and M.S. in Library and Information Science) is designed to help meet the growing need for academic and research librarians with advanced degrees in academic subjects. The Palmer School conducts the full Master of Science in Library and Information Science at NYU’s 70 Washington Square South Campus in Manhattan.
Public Library Affiliations
The Palmer School’s Advanced Certificate in Public Library Administration is offered at public library systems throughout the state of New York, including Queens Library, Westchester Library System, Mid-Hudson Library System, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Nassau Library System and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.
Internship Partner Sites
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science maintains outstanding relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious libraries, museums, archives and historical societies. Each candidate for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree is offered the opportunity for hands-on work experiences in first-rate professional settings. Internships are available locally, in Long Island, New York City and upstate public library and school systems, as well as international destinations. Recent internships include the American Library in Paris, France; Christie’s Auction House; Federal Reserve Bank of NY; Marvel Comics; Library of Congress; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science belongs to the consortium of Library Science schools that offer online courses. This consortium is called WISE (Web-based Information Science Education). These online courses are taught by faculty from WISE host schools using course management systems specific to their environment and academic calendar. WISE courses afford students the opportunity to take electives of interest at other WISE schools, exposing them to a wide array of faculty and students, without having to transfer credits. Students should note the varying delivery methods and academic calendars among WISE schools. For more information visit the WISE Web site at www.wiseeducation.org. Students are permitted to take six (6) WISE credits and apply them to their Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science.
Department of Nursing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE
) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health.
CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs. The programs in the Department of Nursing
are accredited by CCNE.