University of Michigan-Dearborn

The Higher Learning Commission

Affiliation Status:         Accreditation (1970 – present)

PEAQ Participant

Nature of Organization

Legal Status:             Public
Degrees Awarded:      B, M, S, D

Conditions of Affiliation

Stipulations on Affiliation Status:   International degree offering is limited to the Master of Science in Finance degree program in Hong Kong, China. Doctoral programs are limited to the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.), and the Ph.D. in Automotive Systems Engineering and Information Systems Engineering.

Approval of New Additional Locations:    The Commission’s Streamlined Review Process is only available for offering existing degree programs at new sites within the state.

Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:  New Commission policy on institutional change became effective July 1, 2010. Some aspects of the change processes affecting distance delivered courses and programs are still being finalized. This entry will be updated in early 2011 to reflect current policy. In the meantime, see the Commission’s Web site for information on seeking approval of distance education courses and programs.

Reports Required:                   None
Other Visits Scheduled:           None

Summary of Commission Review

Year of Last Comprehensive Evaluation:      2003 – 2004
Year for Next Comprehensive Evaluation:     2013 – 2014
Date of Last Action:                                   8/28/2009

Contact Information:
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
312-263-7462 (fax)

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 227-5558 (US)
(202) 872-4600 (Worldwide)

College of Business

The Association to Advance the Collegiate Schools of Business
AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Suite 750
Tampa, Florida 33602-5730

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
ABET, Inc.
111 Market Pl., Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 347-7700
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)

School of Education

The various academic programs of the University of Michigan-Dearborn's School of Education are routinely examined and approved by several entities, including the state of Michigan's Department of Education, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  More on each of these follows. 


The School of Education's activities related to Michigan teacher certification and endorsement are reviewed by the Michigan Department of Education. This means that the academic concentrations in teaching professional and content specialty areas have passed--and will continue to be subject to the ongoing approval of--the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). These required approvals qualify us to offer programs and make recommendations resulting in state-issued certification of teachers and in the state-issued endorsement of such certified teachers in any of a number of subject areas at the elementary and secondary level. Contact information for MDE is as follows:


Michigan Department of Education
Flora Jenkins, Director
Professional Preparation
608 West Allegan
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: 517-373-3324


On February 29, 2012, the School of Education's teacher education activities were accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, ending on February 28, 2019.  This accreditation certifies that our teacher preparation program meets TEAC's quality principles.  In addition, with this accreditation we are in compliance with the state expectation that, by December 31, 2013, all approved Michigan teacher preparation institutions are required to attain national accreditation through one of the two United States Department of Education-approved teacher preparation accrediting bodies--either the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).  Contact information for TEAC is as follows:


Affiliation Status:         Accredited (2012 – 2019)


TEAC Headquarters
One Dupont Circle NW
Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-466-7236
Membership: 434-996-7549
State Relations: 804-271-2188


Finally, the School of Education's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) recently had its accreditation renewed through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (NAEYC). Contact information is as follows:


NAEYC Headquarters
1313 L St. N. W. Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: 202-232-8777 or 800-424-2460


Individuals interested in requesting a copy of UM-Dearborn's accreditation documents should contact the Office of the Provost at 313-593-5030.