Office of the Provost

Milestones and Accreditations **UPDATED** September 17, 2014

1893  Established by an act of the Idaho Legislature as Lewiston State Normal School.
1942   Accredited by the American Association of Teacher Colleges.
1943 Authorized by the Idaho State Board of Education to grant the B.A. degree in Elementary and Secondary Education. Prior to this date, the College had offered a two-year program to prepare teachers for grades one through nine.
1947 Action by the Idaho Legislature changing the name to Northern Idaho College of Education.
1951 Became non-operational due to the failure of the Idaho Legislature to appropriate funds for the 1951-1953 biennium. 
1955 Re-established by an act of the Idaho Legislature as Lewis-Clark Normal School. The College was designed to operate as a two-year division of the University of Idaho for teacher training and education.
1963 Action by the Idaho Legislature authorized independent status as a four-year college.
1965  The Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Area Vocational School were added. 
1967  Graduation of the first Baccalaureate degrees since being re-established as a four-year institution.
1970 Accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program by the National League for Nursing.
1971 Action by the Idaho Legislature changing the name to Lewis-Clark State College. 
1973 

Accredited by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools as a four-year degree granting institution on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.


Review and approval of all teacher education programs, both at elementary and secondary levels, by a team visit of the Idaho Professional Standards Commission.

1974 Membership in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
1975 Accreditation by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1976  Accreditation by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1978 Accreditation by Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1979 Accreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program by the National League for Nursing on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.
1980 Reaccreditation of the Teacher Education Program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1983  Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Auto Mechanics Technology Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1984  Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges on the basis of an interim self-study and visit. 
1986  Accreditation of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program by the National League of Nursing on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Education Program by the National Association of the State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.
1987  Reaccreditation of the Associate Degree Nursing Program by the National League for Nursing on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1989  Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1992  Reaccreditation of the Teacher Education Program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
1993 Reaccreditation of the Board of Review for Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing. 
1994 Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges on the basis of an interim self-study and visit. 
1996  Accreditation of the Bachelor of Social Work degree by the Council on Social Work Education for the Lewiston and Coeur d'Alene campuses, retroactive to 1992. 
1998 

Preliminary approval granted of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program.

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

1999  Reaccreditation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
 2000

Reaccreditation of the Council on Social Work Education for the Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene campuses on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 

Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2001 Accreditation of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.
2003

Program approval of the State of Idaho Board of Nursing—Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program.

Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Diesel Technology Program by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Management Certification on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2004  Approval of Associate of Applied Science Practical Nursing by the Idaho Board of Nursing on the basis of a self-study and site visit. 
2005

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities on the basis of an interim self-study and visit. 

Initial accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the Associate Degree Medical Assisting Program on the basis of peer review by the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of the Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).

2006 Reaccreditation of the Teacher Preparation Program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit, and certification by the Idaho State Department of Education Certification/ Professional Standards Commission.
2007 Accreditation of Business Program by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) on the basis of a self-study and a full team visit.
2008 Continued accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the Associate Degree Medical Assisting Program on the basis of peer review by the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of the Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).
2009

Reaccreditation by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for the Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene campuses on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Reaccreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2010

Reaccreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Accreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Collision Repair Technology Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Reaccreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Auto Mechanics Technology Program by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

Reaccreditation of the Associate of Applied Science Degree Diesel Technology Program by the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Management Certification on the basis of a self-study and full team visit.

2011 Reaccreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program on the basis of a self-study and full team visit. 
2012 Reaccreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) on the basis of a Year One Report.
2013

Accreditation of the Radiographic Science program by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

2014

Accreditation of the Education Division by the National Council for Teacher Education Preparation.

 

 

 


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