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MassArt Accreditation Liaison Officer
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-7065

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785

National Architectural Accrediting Board
1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 783-2007

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0077

National Education Association
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290
(202) 833-4000
Contact NEA Headquarters

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

NECHE is an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. They promote educational excellence and quality assurance to over 200 institutions located in the United States and internationally. NECHE has established Standards for Accreditation to guide higher education institutions that help them ensure quality, innovation, and student success.

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

NAAB is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the United States and serves as an impartial organization to facilitate quality assurance in support of architecture programs that prepare students for professional licensure.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 

CAEP assures quality in educator preparation so new teachers enter the classroom ready to teach effectively. The focus of accreditation is on evidence-based analysis for continuous improvement to ensure institutions produce successful educators. Another source of support to educators in championing justice and excellence in public education is the National Education Association (NEA).

  • The Master of Arts in Teaching (Art Education)
  • Master of Education (Art Education)

Professional Licensure & Certification 

Professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. Licensure and certification in one state do not guarantee automatic licensure in another state.

MassArt offers courses and programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification in states outside of Massachusetts. Students in programs that lead (or may lead) to out-of-state licensure or certification should speak to their MassArt Academic Advisors and/or Program Directors about licensure requirements.

Program States Where Program Meets Licensure Requirements States Where Eligibility for Licensure Has Yet to Be Determined
Architecture Massachusetts All Other States
Art Education Massachusetts All Other States


The following programs at the Institution listed below lead to professional licensure. For quick access, webpage links are provided for each specific licensure information along with contact information for professional licensure agencies in these fields.

Masters Degree Program Agency Contact (Massachusetts) Agency Contact (State Look-up)
Master of Architecture National Architectural Accrediting Board National Council of Architectural
Registration Boards


Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Education

Massachusetts Office of Educator Licensure Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation

National Educational Association

Teacher Education
Licensing Agency
Contacts by US State

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