Accreditation indicates that a college, university, or program has met quality standards determined by national experts. This peer review process also aids programs in identifying areas for improvement. In New York State, registered programs leading to teacher certification must hold accreditation.
We highly value our accreditations as evidence of our quality and as tools that aid us in our pursuit of excellence. The School of Education has programs accredited by the following professional associations.
Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation signifies that a program prepares competent, caring, and qualified professional educators. TEAC has accredited our Teacher Education Program that includes options for teacher certification in Early Childhood, Childhood Education, Adolescent Education, Students with Disabilities, Literacy, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
American Psychological Association (APA),a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States, is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The mission of the APA is “to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.” APA has accredited our Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology and our Psy.D. program in School Psychology.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is the major national professional organization for school psychologists in the United States. Its stated mission is to "represent and support school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children." NASP has accredited our CAS program in School Psychology.
The Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) accredits academic programs in psychology and counseling, which promote training in the scientific practice of professional psychology and counseling at the master’s level. MPCAC has accredited our M.S. program in Mental Health Counseling.