Accreditation and approvals
Erikson Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. Accreditation is limited to master’s degrees and certificates in fields related to child development and early childhood education (including Bilingual/ESL certificate) and the Master of Social Work.
Erikson Institute is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to grant the M.S. in Child Development, the M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teacher Licensure, the M.S. in Early Childhood Education (Online), and the Master of Social Work.
Erikson’s M.S. in Early Childhood Education Leading to Teacher Licensure is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.
The Master of Social Work is accredited and approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools (HLC), and has achieved candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.
The Bilingual/English as a Second Language Certificate Program (Online Offering) is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education’s Division of Professional Certification.
Erikson Institute promotes and maintains relationships with various other institutions of higher education in order to establish new programs, increase resources available to students, and strengthen teaching and learning in the field of early childhood development.
Erikson Institute is affiliated academically with Loyola University Chicago to grant the doctorate of philosophy degree in early childhood and the dual M.S./M.S.W. degree.
Erikson also has a collaborative relationship with colleges that focus on the study of child development and a developmental approach to learning. These include Bank Street College in New York City and Wheelock College in Boston.