When I was a JW I heard that WT had a few schools for Bible training or teaching that were accredited. True? Not True?
Does the WT have any accredited schools?
During the 30's and 40's there were Kingdom Schools to accommodate JW students and teachers affected by the flag salue issue. But they were suspended after things died down.
There are some schools in the past and now run by individual JWs but did/do not have WTS sponsorship.
The only school (besides MTS School) is Gilead. I don't know if this is still true 50 years later.
***w55 11/15 p. 684 Part 22: Gilead and Congregational Ministry Schools ***
The school?s curriculum of studies is a full program offering 26 weeks of higher, college-level training equivalent to one year in secular colleges or universities. After ten years, in January, 1953, the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead was finally officially recognized by the United States Office of Education in Washington, D.C., as offering higher education comparable to professional colleges and educational institutions. This has enabled the United States Department of Justice and its Immigration and Naturalization Service since January 15, 1953, together with the United States Department of State (functioning through its consuls in foreign countries), to grant foreign students of Jehovah?s witnesses visas to enter the United States to enroll at the Watchtower School under the nonimmigrant student visa arrangement.
First. One year does not and never has a college education made.
Second. If it is equivalent to one year in college, then it is not a very rounded year (perhaps the equivalent of the major courses required at the two-year level?). From what I've been able to gleam from those I've known who've been and other material, it is mainly training in how to research material in the WTBS literature. It cover's the Bible in it's entirety from the WTBTS point of view, which makes it very narrowly focused. And, at various times, the course may touch on WTBS procedures etc. for the foreign field.
I believe to be accredited your curriculum has to meet certain standards which would include reference books and more scholarly works than the unknown authors of the WTS's books. I don't think they could ever become accredited, although I don't know for sure.