Lewis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board. In addi-tion, the College of Education has earned NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation. Only one fourth of the colleges in Illinois have NCATE accreditation.

Inquiries concerning regional accreditation should be directed to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois, 60602-2504; phone (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456.