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Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The University's teacher certification programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.  WIU programs in art/museum studies; athletic training; business; communication sciences and disorders; counseling; dietetics; music; recreation, park and tourism administration; social work; and theatre/musical theatre are accredited by the national Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, American Dietetic Association, National Association of Schools of Music, National Recreation and Park Association, Council on Social Work Education, and National Association of Schools of Theatre.