Lancaster Bible College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School is certified by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Florida Department of Education, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and is approved by the appropriate states to operate at the site in their state: 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; 7852 Walker Drive, Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770; 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 1548 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104; and 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the training of nonimmigrant international students. LBC’s online courses/degrees are available to residents of all states and territories of the US under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), of which LBC is an institutional participant, or through authorizations/exemptions in the following non-SARA states: California, Florida, and Massachusetts.
The Master of Education degree with Reading Specialst Certificate option consists of 39 credits and a non-credit Orientation Seminar. In order to earn the MEd with Reading Specialist certification, each student must complete a non-credit Orientation Seminar, the 21 credit professional core, 9 credits of Reading Specialist electives, and 9 credits of open electives for a total of 39 credits in the program. Throughout the program there must be 40 hours of field work to complement the 60 hours of the Action Research to accomplish the required 100 hours of field work. A passing score on the Praxis exam for Reading Specialist is also required. The curriculum is designed as follows: