A.C.E. is pleased to announce that all A.C.E. institute locations have received accreditation. The two largest and oldest programs, A.C.E. at Montana State University and A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific University, received initial accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) on August 3, 2013. The recently established A.C.E Language Institute at the University of Rhode Island received branch accreditation by CEA on November 4, 2013. In reviewing a program, the Commission seeks to determine that the mission and educational objectives are being met, and that the program is organized with adequate resources to support student achievement. To receive CEA accreditation, A.C.E. faculty and staff must complete a rigorous multi-year process featuring a one-year self-study followed by a site visit from the CEA review team.
“Accreditation is an intensive process of self-evaluation and review. Congratulations on your achievement,” noted Nancy Storer, Chair of the CEA Commission. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.665.3400, www.cea-accredit.org.
The recently established Intensive English Program at Saint Francis University administered by A.C.E. has received accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.