Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development (COEPD) currently offers three baccalaureate degrees, nine masters’ degrees, two education specialist degrees, two doctoral degrees, and 29 licensure areas delivered in both traditional and non-traditional formats. The COEPD Office of Assessment ensures that COEPD programs comply with the assessment standards of relevant accrediting bodies, including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the West Virginia Department of Education, and the University. The COEPD Office of Assessment also helps guide both initial-licensure and advanced level program evaluation. The COEPD Office of Assessment ensures that graduates have received a dynamic education that is held to the highest national standards.
In April 2019, the COEPD was granted Accreditation by CAEP through June 2026 at the initial-licensure level and the advanced-level. For a full list of CAEP accredited programs visit the CAEP Accredited Programs and Certifications page.
The School Library Media Program holds accreditation by the Association for School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL has more than 7,000 members and serves school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
The School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs hold accreditation by the Council of the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the development of preparation standards; the encouragement of excellence in program development; and the accreditation of professional preparation programs.
The MA Education Programs (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education), MA Special Education Program, the School Counseling, and Secondary Education Programs, and many other programs hold accreditation by the Council of the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CAEP). The mission of the http://caepnet.org/CAEP is to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.
For a full list of CAEP accredited programs visit the CAEP Accredited Programs and Certifications page.
The Leadership Studies Program holds accreditation by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).
The MA in Literacy Education is accredited by the International Literacy Association (ILA). The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 128 countries. With more than 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated. The mission of the IRA is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.
The BA Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
The EdS School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The NASP vision is that all children and youth access the learning, behavior, and mental health support needed to thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
The Math through Algebra I Program is accredited by the National Council on Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world's largest mathematics education organization. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics advocates for high-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.
The English as a Second Language Program holds accreditation by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). TESOL is an international association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.
For more information, please visit Marshall University's Accreditation page.
The University Library system consists of the John Deaver Drinko Library, the James E. Morrow Library, the Health Science Library at the Cabell-Huntington Hospital, and the MU South Charleston Campus Library. Together, the University Libraries’ holdings support teaching and research needs with over two million volumes (including Government Documents, microforms, and audiovisual materials) and access to a variety of periodical titles. Students have print and electronic books, periodicals, documents, primary source documents and archives, CD-ROMS, video cassettes/DVDs, sound recordings, electronic journals, online reference materials, and original MU students and faculty scholarly publications at their disposal 24 hours per day.
For more information, view the 2020 Library Services Overview (PDF).
The Marshall University Library system is a current member of the American Library Association (ALA), and ALA's division Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). These memberships allow us to share resources and participate in various networks that support functions such as cataloging, interlibrary loan, publishing, indexing, and acquisitions. A dynamic interlibrary loan and document delivery program provides materials from other libraries in electronic or print form, often in a matter of days. Access to an innovative e-book loan program through a robust academic library consortium, courier services, and rapid ILL services enhance turnaround time and overcome geographical limitations. Furthermore, the Marshall University Library system benefits from and contributes to additional interlibrary loan partnerships via the Interlibrary Delivery Service of PA. Their purpose "is to provide a cost effective efficient delivery service linking all types of libraries to support timely resource sharing throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As an incorporated not-for-profit membership organization, IDS is supported by a state/local partnership which includes a state subsidy and local dues. Through IDS, member libraries share print and non-print library resources to meet the information needs of end users. Currently, IDS membership includes 409 libraries which comprise the service area of the Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania. This total includes 181 Full Member libraries and 228 sites which are Affiliates of Full Member ("Parent") libraries" (http://www.idspa.org/). The Marshall University Libraries are also members of PALCI, which is a group of academic libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & West Virginia. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow materials directly from member libraries; delivery occurs within 3-5 business days. Lastly, the Marshall University Libraries participate in RapidILL, a unique resource-sharing system that was designed by Interlibrary Loan staff for Interlibrary Loan staff, for the borrowing and lending of articles, book chapters, and books with less than 24-hour turnaround time, 94% or better fill rate, innovative delivery options, and outstanding service to library users.