Gateway to Service… Engaging Minds… Transforming Lives

Takoma Park, MD.(July 6, 2018)—In a letter to Washington Adventist University (WAU) President Weymouth Spence, the Maryland State Department of Education declared that the University’s Education Department “has met all standards associated with State Program Approval,” and that, “Washington Adventist University continues to hold Maryland State Program Approval until 2023.”


In her June 20, 2018 letter, State Superintendent of Schools, Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. said the team at Washington Adventist University “should be congratulated for exhibiting an inspiring level of collaboration.”


“Full approval of our Education programs from the State Board is just one of the many manifestations of excellence here at Washington Adventist University,” added President Spence. “More than ever, we are preparing teachers who are engaging minds, transforming lives.”


In a June 28 letter to President Spence, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) awarded WAU’s Medical Imaging program accreditation for a period of three years.  The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.


“Receiving full JRCERT accreditation comes as exciting news just as Washington Adventist University prepares to launch our brand new Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Computed Tomography (CT) certificate programs this Fall,” Dr. Spence said.  “One hundred percent of our Medical Imaging graduates from the Classes of 2016 and 2017 passed their boards and got jobs in their fields, and we’re confident of similar success for the Class of 2018!”


Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.


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