The Department of Magical Education is a division of the American Wizarding Confederation that regulates the schooling of witches and wizards in the United States.
It is within the authority of the DME to grant Cultural Practices Exemptions for the exercise of "shamanism, mysticism, pagan rituals, and other forms of so-called wandless magic." The DME continues to classify voodoo as a Dark Art, thereby outlawing its practice. The Department also restricts wand use to those who are either enrolled in a formal wizarding school or have passed the 12th-grade equivalent S.P.A.W.N.; individual territories can, however, grant exemptions, such as was granted to the Ozarkers.