The University of Maine at Farmington is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is a nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. NEASC accreditation indicates the school meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.

An accredited college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

NEASC accreditation applies to the institution as a whole, providing reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The University of Maine at Farmington’s teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since our last review, NCATE has transitioned to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the sole national accrediting body for educator  preparation providers. Through the accreditation process, CAEP provides assurance to the public that professionally accredited units have met national professional standards. UMF’s teacher education programs will be reviewed for CAEP accreditation in the Fall 2017.