Association for Biblical Higher Education
Barclay College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation, of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). ABHE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ABHE may be contacted by writing to The Association for Biblical Higher Education; 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite 130; Orlando, FL, 32822; by calling (407) 207-0808; or through their website at: http://www.abhe.org
Higher Learning Commission
Barclay College is pursuing candidacy through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), for regional accreditation. The HLC accepted the College’s “Letter of Intent to Complete Eligibility Filing” on October 31, 2012 and the “Eligibility Filing: Institutional Submission” that was submitted on December 31, 2012. The panel found favor with Barclay College’s filings and a “Letter of Intent to Pursue Candidacy” was submitted on April 2, 2013. The institution is currently preparing the documents for the HLC “Self-Study: Practices and Assumptions”, which will be submitted in early March 2014. A campus visit is scheduled with the review team on April 28-30, 2014.
Association of Christian Schools International
Barclay College was granted Accreditation for their Teacher Education program on Feb 12, 2013 by the Association of Christian Schools International, ACSI. This accreditation is approved for a period of ten years, beginning with the graduating class of Spring 2013 and concluding with spring graduation class of 2023. A one-day, on-site revisit by an ACSI representative will occur during the 3rd year of approval. Renewal will take place with a full team revisit on or before March 2023. This accreditation allows the Teacher Education graduates to receive a certification through ACSI to teach in the K-12 Christian Schools that are also accredited by ACSI. Contact information for Association of Christian Schools International: PO Box 65130, 731 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-5130. Phone: 719.528.6906 Website: www.acsiglobal.org
Kansas State Department of Education
Barclay College’s Teacher Education program has submitted all requested documents for the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) approval of a state licensure program. At this time, the review team has approved the Conceptual Framework and Preconditions. KSDE notified Barclay College on Oct 3, 2013 that the review team is recommending that Barclay be designated as candidate. KSDE will send the recommendation through ERC during their next meeting on December 6, 2013. Barclay can start work on program submission in spring 2014 and arranging for the accreditation visit in fall of 2014. Contact information for Kansas State Department of Education: 120 SE 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612; Phone: 785.296.3201; Website: http://www.ksde.org