Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training U.S. Department of Education Recognized Agency
Bridge Education Group, USA is institutionally accredited by ACCET, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on educational quality since 1978. The ACCET accreditation process identifies, evaluates and enhances the delivery of continuing education and training.
The ACCET accreditation process is rigorous and involves onsite visits to the Bridge campus by ACCET assessors, analysis of Bridge financial statements, and confirmation of our adherence to strict quality standards equivalent to internationally recognized ISO 9001 Quality Management certification.
The development and implementation of institutional and program goals and objectives that focus upon a continuing education mission
A comprehensive, analytic self-evaluation review and report by the institution
An on-site professional peer review to evaluate the adequacy and accuracy of the self-evaluation
An independent review and decision by the Accrediting Commission as an assessment of the institution’s commitment to and compliance
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. Any ACCET-approved Bridge course, including our online TEFL / TESOL programs, can be taken for 1 CEU per 10 hours of course instruction.Learn More
Did you know that the suffix .edu at the end of a URL is exclusively for educational institutions and universities that meet accreditation standards recognized by the U.S. Department of Education? Bridge Education Group (Bridge.edu) is proud to meet those standards due to our ACCET accreditation.READ OUR STORY HERE
Association for Quality Education and Training Online
In March 2020, Bridge Education Group joined the ranks of the British Council, NILE, International House and other renowned ELT and teacher training organizations when it was evaluated and granted accreditation by AQUEDUTO, the Association for Quality Education & Online Training. AQUEDUTO is a charitable organization dedicated to:
Founded in 1918, the American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.
ACE CREDIT has reviewed and recommended select Bridge courses for undergraduate or graduate-level college credit.Learn More
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and the regulator of vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Bridge courses have been similarly reviewed and recommended for university credit equivalencies by The American Council on Education (ACE Credit) and many university partners. Bridge is a post-secondary institution accredited by ACCET (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) and AQUEDUTO (Association for Quality Education and Training Online). Our certifications are regulated by our accrediting agencies, and we ensure that the targeted knowledge, skills, and outcomes are addressed through depictive course assessments. Further, we are committed to making sure that our learners have a positive experience from start to finish and that our programs prepare modern teachers for career success.
To learn more about Bridge’s accreditation and university credit opportunities, please review the following chart. Please note that Ofqual equivalencies are equated to the university credit recommendations provided by the American Council on Education (ACE Credit®) and our university partners.
|BRIDGE COURSES AND HOURS||UNIVERSITY EQUIVALENCEY & CREDIT BEARING DETAILS|
IDELTOnline™(International Diploma in English Language Teaching)
Master TEFL Certificate120 Hours
Specialized Certificates(20-60 hours)
Bridge courses are:
The Bridge centers in South America and our partners abroad are not accredited by ACCET but are accredited by or affiliated with varying regional or local accrediting or regulatory agencies.
Bridge has partnered with universities in the U.S. and abroad to offer joint TEFL certification, scholarships, university credit, and pathways to graduate-level degrees for students of the online/onsite Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching.
The Bridge IDELTOnline™ program may be taken for transferrable university credit toward a graduate certificate, master’s program or a scholarship at our university Pathway Partners, allowing career-minded teachers to build a foundation for future studies.