IACE serves academic institutions, employers, professional associations, and individuals by providing evaluation of educational credentials outside the United States. Our reports show the equivalence, in the United States educational system, of education completed in other countries. Whether you need your records evaluated for the purpose of further education, employment, immigration, professional licensing, or any other purpose, IACE can help.
Dr. Linda Riley, Director, co-founded IACE in 1991 in response to demand for foreign credential evaluation services from individuals and local colleges and universities in the Dallas area. Dr. Riley has over 30 years of foreign credential evaluation experience having served as Director of International Admissions at the University of North Texas (UNT), a position from which she retired in 2001. In that position, she was responsible for graduate and undergraduate international admissions. Prior to UNT, Dr. Riley was employed as foreign credential evaluator and admission counselor at University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska, a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Counselor Education from UNT. She lived in France from 1971-1972 and has traveled extensively throughout the world.
Linda has served on the International Education Committee of AACRAO, was Chair of the Projects for International Educational Research (PIER) Committee of AACRAO and NAFSA. She is co-author of the Education System of France published by AACRAO, co-author of the Education System of Canada, published by PIER, and other NAFSA publications. Linda also served as Editor of the NAFSA wRAP newsletter (Recruitment, Admissions, and Preparation).
In evaluating foreign education records, IACE determines the equivalence in the United States educational system using the following criteria:
· Entrance requirements of the program
· Level of education represented
· Institutional recognition
· Ministry of Education description of program
· Program length, content and purpose
· Clinical or professional practice components
· The level of education that the credential gives access to in the home country
· Level of preparation of faculty
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