Lewis University is accredited by, and a member of, the Higher Learning Commission. All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB). In addition, 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.