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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State Approvals

Antioch University is authorized for operation by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus OH 43215, 614-466-6000. It is also authorized to operate physical locations in Washington, New Hampshire, and California, respectively, by these agencies:

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW, Olympia WA 98502, 360-753-7800

New Hampshire Department Education - Division of Higher Education
101 Pleasant Street, Concord NH 03301, 603-271-2494

California Bureau of Private and Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 -or
P.O. Box 980810, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897
(916) 431-6959 or by fax (916) 263-1897

Antioch University New England is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

For additional information and required disclosures specific to these bodies, see State-Specific Information , as well as notices throughout the catalog identified by the state to which they pertain.

Antioch University’s accreditation further includes federal government recognition, making Antioch University’s students fully eligible for a variety of financial aid assistance, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Antioch University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status.

Antioch University is a member of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). See http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions for more information.

Antioch University is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.

Specialized Program Accreditation and Approvals

In addition to maintaining our accreditation through HLC and adhering to each of our individual location’s state requirements, Antioch University (AU) has many academic programs that are accredited or approved by programmatic/specialized accreditors. These bodies conduct their own processes for ensuring that their member programs meet defined standards specific to that particular academic discipline or professional practice.

These external approvals require a range of activities that focus on the assurance of quality. Activities vary depending on the body but can include self-studies, assessment and reflection, peer reviews, and/or site visits. Programs may be reviewed for curricular currency, course content preparation of graduates with necessary professional competencies, and student satisfaction levels, as well as other types of student outcomes like retention and graduation as well as internship placement rates. Most accreditors provide manuals or guides to their own requirements.

Also, all programs that lead to teacher certification/licensure must meet standards in the state in which they operate and are subject to that state’s oversight and regular review. Many other AU programs belong to professional associations. While not rising to the level of accreditation, these affiliations contribute to fostering best practices and honing the currency of academic offerings.

Approvals for Programs in Psychology and Counseling

The following programs in Couple and Family Therapy are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Couple and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE):

PhD in Couple and Family Therapy New England
Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy New England
Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy Seattle

The following doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA):

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology New England
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Seattle

The following master’s programs in clinical mental health counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP):

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling New England
Master of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Seattle

Other approvals in Psychology and Counseling

- Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling in New England is approved by American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
- The master’s concentration and certificate in Sex Therapy in Seattle meets the requirements for certification by American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
- The master’s concentration and certificate in Play Therapy in Seattle is accredited by Association for Play Therapy (APT)
- The master’s concentration in Drama Therapy in Seattle is accredited by North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA)
- The master’s concentration in Art Therapy in Seattle is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education (ACATE)

Approvals for Programs in Environmental Studies

The following Master of Science programs at Antioch University New England are designated as Professional Science Master’s degrees by the Council of Graduate Schools and National Professional Science Master’s Association:

Master of Science in Resource Management and Administration
Master of Science in Resource Management and Administration with a concentration in International Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Master of Science in Environmental Studies with concentrations in

  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Education
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability
  • Science Teacher Certification
  • Self-designed Studies

Approvals for Programs in Education and Educator Preparation

Education programs that lead to licensure or certification by a state must meet that state’s requirements in order to receive approval.

Washington Professional Educator Standards Board approves these educator preparation programs at Antioch University Seattle in Washington State:

Master of Arts in Education

with Environmental and Sustainability Endorsement
with Library Media
with Teacher Preparation: K-8
with Alternative Route to Teacher Certification


Alternative Route to Teacher Certification


Elementary Education (K-8)
English Language Learners
Environmental and Sustainability Education
Library Media
Middle-Level Humanities
Middle-Level Mathematics
Middle-Level Science

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has approved these educator preparation programs:

Master of Arts

Education/Leadership and Change Los Angeles
Education w/Mild/Moderate Credential Los Angeles

Education w/Mild/Moderate Credential Santa Barbara
Education w/Social Justice and Educational Leadership Santa Barbara
Education w/Teacher Credentialing Los Angeles
Education w/Teacher Credentialing Santa Barbara


Teacher Induction Los Angeles
Teacher Induction Santa Barbara
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Los Angeles
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Santa Barbara
Multiple Subject Credential Los Angeles

New Hampshire Department of Education - Division of Higher Education - Higher Education Commission approves these professional educator preparation programs at Antioch University New England:

Master of Education

Elementary Education (K-6)
Elementary Education; Elementary and Early Childhood (K-6)
Elementary and Special Education (K-6)
Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education (K-6)
Digital Learning Specialist
Library Media Specialist, Digital Learning Specialist
Education Leadership/Administration; Principal Certification

Master of Science

Environmental Studies with Life Sciences (grade 7-12)
Environmental Studies with Middle Level Science (grade 5-8)

Graduate Certificates

Educational Leadership; Principal
Library Media & Digital Learning Specialist

Student Consumer Information

Antioch University provides an array of consumer information in support of its accreditation, state approvals, participation in federal financial aid programs, and more. Please see our Consumer Information website at https://www.antioch.edu/resources/general-information/consumer-information/ for a comprehensive set of required and recommended disclosures. Any questions about this information may be directed to consumerinfo@antioch.edu.