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Programmatic Accreditation
As noted by the Department of Education (DOE), programmatic accrediting agencies are “agencies that accredit specific educational programs that prepare students for entry into a profession, occupation, or vocation.” These agencies are also known as specialized accreditors. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) lists more than 65 programmatic agencies, ranging from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).