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ACCREDITATION

John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, http://hlcommission.org/, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago IL 60604 (800) 621-7440.

For complete accreditation information please see here.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND DISCLOSURES

If you are a student from outside the state of Arkansas, who is considering a program of study that may lead to professional licensure, be sure to contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state of residence before beginning your course of study.

COUNSELING

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Department of Graduate Counseling at John Brown University has determined that the MS in Counseling curriculum meets the Arkansas state educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation.  In addition, the Counseling department has determined that the addition of the Marriage & Family Therapy emphasis courses to the MS in Counseling curriculum meets the Arkansas state educational requirements for the Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy (LMFT) designation.  

The Dept. of Graduate Counseling has not made a determination that its curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Although John Brown University makes every effort to disclose and provide resources for licensure requirements for each state, it is important that students also inquire with their state licensing board, where they intend to apply for licensure, to determine the requirements for licensure in their field.  

IMPORTANT: Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements will vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could affect whether that student can continue in the program and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state. If you are considering relocating, please contact your program to determine authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

Graduating from the MS in Counseling degree program does not guarantee professional licensure in any state or country as licensure is often determined by more than simply meeting educational requirements. Click here for more information about state licensure.

EDUCATION

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has approved JBU’s B.Mus.Ed, and B.S.E. programs in Elementary Education, English Education, Mathematics Education and Social Studies Education and Master of Arts in Teaching program curriculum as meeting the state educational requirements for initial teaching licensure.  In addition, ADE has approved JBU’s endorsement areas in TESOL, 3-4 year (early childhood) and Special Education as meeting the state educational requirements for endorsement with initial licensure.

The department of teacher education at JBU has not made a determination that its curriculum meets state educational requirements for direct licensure or certification in the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbus and the U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is worth noting that each state listed above offers reciprocity with Arkansas whereby an Arkansas teaching license will be recognized by another state.

Although John Brown University makes every effort to disclose and provide resources for licensure requirements for each state, it is important that students also inquire with their state licensing board, where they intend to apply for licensure, to determine the requirements for licensure in their field. If you are considering relocating, please contact your program to determine authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

NURSING

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at John Brown University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved as meeting the Arkansas state educational requirements for licensure as a nurse to prepare the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse licensing exam. Successful completion of this exam will result in the ability of the student to apply for licensure in all 50 states.

The Dept. of Nursing has not made a determination that its curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Although John Brown University makes every effort to disclose and provide resources for licensure requirements for each state, it is important that students also inquire with their state licensing board, where they intend to apply for licensure, to determine the requirements for licensure in their field. 

If you are considering relocating, please contact your program to determine authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. State Board of Nursing contacts and resources can be found at State Board of Nursing Link.

STUDENT COMPLAINT RESOLUTION

John Brown University is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities.  If a conflict arises, JBU wishes to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and collegial manner.

CLICK HERE to access the JBU policy and procedure for student complaints in the Catalogs for Traditional JBU students, JBU Grad students and JBU Online students.

Student Complaint Form

If an online student has concerns related to academic or administrative actions at John Brown University and has exhausted all administrative remedies without the complaint being resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE) using this form

Please note, this process does not apply to complaints related to student grades or discipline/conduct matters.

State Portal Entities for Student Complaints

NC-SARA Approved Institution


John Brown University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

 

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.  Learn more about NC-SARA.