Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS)


Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Community) — 1856


New York State Legislature

  • Chapter 190 of the Laws of 1863 - April 20, 1863
  • Chapter 92 of the Laws of 1883 - March 12, 1883
  • Chapter 232 of the Laws of 1884 - May 3, 1884

University Status

University of the State of New York - August 7, 1883

Graduate Accreditations

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • The Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools
  • New York State Education Department
  • AACSB International
  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities


  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities
  • Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration
  • Western New York Library Resources Council

All degrees awarded by the university are authorized by the regents and registered with the New York State Education Department. Enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize a student’s eligibility for certain student aid awards.

This catalog is published for the faculty and the present and prospective students of the graduate Division of Education of Niagara University. The university reserves the right to make revisions on any or all specifications contained herein and to apply such revisions to current and new students alike. The provisions in this catalog are to be considered directive in character and not as an irrevocable contract between the student and graduate division.

While this catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time, all information, including statements of fees, course offerings and admission and graduation requirements, is subject to change without notice or obligation.

For additional information, contact:
Faculty of Education
2904 Highway, Vaughan, ON, L4K 0K4

The NU Seal

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers and Brothers). The official seal of the university presents in symbol its history and purpose. The first title of Niagara University, Our Lady of Angels, is signified in the lower half of the coat of arms by the crown, the wings and the crescent moon inscribed in a diamond. The upper half of the coat of arms depicts wavy vertical lines symbolizing the grandeur and power of Niagara Falls. At the top of the shield, on a wreath in purple and white (the university colors), is a golden eagle, indicating the location of the university atop Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara gorge. The eagle bears a purple diamond displaying a silver heart, symbol of Vincent de Paul. The motto at the base of the shield, “Ut Omnes Te Cognoscant” (Jn 17, 3) expresses the purpose of a Niagara University education: “That All May Know You.”

Niagara University, NY 14109
Telephone: 716.285.1212

Niagara University Ontario: 905.294.7260

Niagara University educates its students and enriches their lives through programs in the liberal arts and through career preparation, informed by the Catholic and Vincentian traditions.

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