Accreditation/Certification/Approval are a process by which a facility’s services and operations are examined by a third party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. Should the facility meet the accrediting agency’s standards, the facility receives accredited status from the accrediting agency.
Macedonia Theological Seminary does not admit students for Federal Financial Aid, which requires accreditation from a regional accrediting agency to an agency recognized by the Federal Department of Education. The following list of Certification agencies affirms Macedonia Theological Seminary choice to maintain its religious freedoms and integrity of its Judeo-Christian heritage in offering of this program on the study of the Holy Bible.
We are an organization accredited by IAO. Dr. James Gordon is the Director for the joint Commission on Chaplain Accreditation and Education in the New York Region. The M.T.S. was approved and certified by the New York State Board of Education, the American Association of Christian Therapists and Dayspring Christian University in offering higher education programs from Associates to doctoral programs (PhD).
In the United States, accreditation is used to assure quality in schools, educational institutions and programs. It should be noted that accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of review and evaluation. The accreditation process requires and educational institution or program to meet certain defined standards or criteria as set forth by the accrediting body. These standards change from State to State and from region to region.
These standards also change with time. In fact, thankfully and partly because of our country’s heritage and Constitution (re: “freedom of choice”) there are no two Universities that have the same structure, philosophies, teaching modalities or evaluation criteria. This can act to allow or permit a certain degree of freedom. Our programs are not designed to meet anyspecific local, state, territorial, regional or national licensing or credentialing laws. Furthermore, being non-traditional in nature our programs are not designed to meet a particular requirement established by any private association or “traditional” licensing or other accrediting organization.
Without doubt, many of our students/graduates are among the highest caliber, most intelligent, talented, best educated and most effective individuals you will find anywhere. They and their MTS degrees equal to their counterparts from traditional schools anywhere in the world.