2016 Accreditation

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2016 Accreditation of Teachers College

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has emphatically renewed Teachers College’s accreditation and affirmed its efforts to remain at the forefront of shaping new approaches to teaching and learning in the 21st century.

MSCHE is the regional accrediting body for TC, which has been accredited since 1921 and must be evaluated every 10 years to maintain that status.

MSCHE awarded its highest marks, finding that the College is in full compliance with all review standards and offering no mandated recommendations for improvement. The evaluation was based on a two-year review process that included a final three-day site visit by a Middle States team and a College self-study overseen by a 22-member internal steering committee of administrators, faculty members, professional staff, students, alumni and a trustee. Click here to read a story about TC’s successful Middle States re-accreditation.

The following documents are related to this review:

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.