In academics, a major indicator of quality is professional accreditation. The USM School of Education and Human Development is committed to meeting the highest professional standards.
USM's educator preparation programs are state-approved and nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The period of approval is from April 2015 through June 2022.
The mental health counseling and school counseling specialties are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education programs (CACREP). The period of accreditation is from July 2016 to October 2023.
The rehabilitation counseling program holds accreditation from the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The period of accreditation is from 2016 to 2021.