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NCATE

Teachers College programs for the initial and advanced preparation of teachers at the master’s level, for the preparation of school counselors at the master’s level, for the preparation of school psychologists at the master’s and doctoral levels, and for the preparation of school building and district administrators at the master’s and doctoral levels are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
202 466 7496
NCATE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1954. More than 30 national associations representing the education profession at large make up the council. These associations appoint representatives to NCATE’s policy boards, which develop NCATE standards, policies, and procedures. Membership on policy boards includes representatives from organizations of teacher educators, teachers, state and local policymakers, and professional specialists in P-12 schools.
 
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NCATE as a professional accrediting body for colleges and universities that prepare teachers and other professional personnel for work in elementary and secondary schools.

Teachers College has been accredited by NCATE since 2005. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for March 3-5, 2013.

 

Internal Info

The following sites related to the accreditation and assessment processes are for use by TC staff. Contact Sasha Gribovskaya to request access or if you have any questions about these sites.


NYSED Regulations

Located in New York State, Teachers College adheres to regulations established by the New York State Education Department. NYSED oversees colleges, universities, and proprietary schools; is responsible for the certification of teachers and other school professionals; and oversees programs to improve teacher preparation and recruitment.