Morristown, N.J. (November 12, 2015) – The College of Saint Elizabeth is proud to announce that the B.A. in Teacher Education, Post-Baccalaureate Accelerated Teacher Certification (ACT), and M.A. in Education programs have earned national accreditation for seven years through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
"We are pleased to have national accreditation for our teacher education programs in addition to our regional accreditation. TEAC's accreditation truly affirms the quality of our programs for educators," said Dr. Joseph Ciccone, program chair of the teacher education program.
This seven-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation issued by TEAC, and it certifies that the College of Saint Elizabeth's Teacher Education Programs have provided evidence that they adhere to TEAC's quality principles. The TEAC accreditation process requires intense scrutiny of the organizations' education programs and is considered to be the top accreditation organization in the country. TEAC has consolidated with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). As of July, 2014, TEAC is being administered through CAEP.
National accreditation through TEAC provides students with additional assurance that they will be well-prepared to become effective educators through the school's teacher education programs.
"TEAC's process is rigorous and their focus is on quality. We have worked diligently to create teacher education programs that meets the approval of such a highly regarded accreditor," said Dr. Patricia Heindel, dean of the School of Professional Studies.