Accreditation Information

Institutional Accreditation
Wartburg College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). As part of maintaining its accreditation, Wartburg’s programs and processes are periodically reviewed to ensure institutional quality and integrity. Wartburg’s last review was in 2017 and its next review will be in 2026-27.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Phone:  800.621.7440 / 312.263.0256 | Fax:  312.263.7462
www.hlcommission.org | info@hlcommission.org

Program Accreditation and Licensure

Education
The Elementary Education, English Education, and Science Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
1140 19th Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:  202.223.0077 | Fax:  202.296.6620
www.ncate.org | caep@caepnet.org

Students enrolled in Wartburg’s Education programs are eligible to sit for the state teacher licensing exam through the Iowa Board of Education Examiners prior to starting their student teaching experience.

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Grimes State Office Building
400 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0147
Phone:  515.281.3245
www.boee.iowa.gov

Music
The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music Education in Music Therapy, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
Phone:  703.437.0700 | Fax:  703.437.6312
www.nasm.arts-accredit.org | info@arts-accredit.org

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and the Bachelor of Music Education in Music Therapy programs are approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

American Music Therapy Association
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:  301.589.3300 | Fax: 301.589.5175
www.musictherapy.org

Social Work
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:  703.683.8080 | Fax:  703.683.8099
www.cswe.org | info@cswe.org

Obtaining and Reviewing Accreditation and/or Licensure Documentation
To request additional information related to Wartburg College’s accreditation, and to obtain or review documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing, please contact Sally Malcolm | sally.malcolm@wartburg.edu | 319.352.8284.