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About CIE

Transforming Education Around the World

The Commission on International Education (CIE), one of three K-12 commissions within NEASC, accredits and supports a wide range of American and international schools – from primary through secondary school – both within the USA and around the globe. Online education academies and providers may qualify for CIE Accreditation if they meet eligibility requirements. National Schools with embedded international programs may apply to enter the NEASC/CIE accreditation process if the programs are substantial, comprehensive, and leading to a school leaving certificate or diploma. International institutions offering higher education programs of study must seek accreditation through the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).

Through the efforts of elected Commission members, professional and support staff, and hundreds of educators and administrators who volunteer their time to serve as professional peer reviewers each year, hundreds of schools around the globe are NEASC/CIE Accredited or Candidates for Accreditation. By promoting transformative approaches to teaching and learning, initiating and engaging in future-oriented forums, and continuing to expand the ACE Learning Accreditation Protocol, CIE is diligently working to ensure that students around the world experience a high quality education and develop the understandings, aptitudes, dispositions, values, and competencies they need to become successful and responsible citizens of the world.

NEASC Overview

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 2,000 public and independent schools, technical/career institutions, colleges and universities in New England plus international schools in more than 65 nations worldwide. Founded in 1885, NEASC has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education – from Pre-Kindergarten to the doctoral level - longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States.