Welcome to the Teacher Education Accreditation Council

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council is dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve and be accountable for their quality. Our membership represents a broad range of higher education institutions, from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities. We invite you to explore this site for an overview of TEAC's accreditation process and information on TEAC's accreditation activities and events.

Latest News

Nineteen Newly-Accredited Programs in the IB Pathway

May 23rd, 2014

At its May 7, 2014, meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, the Inquiry Brief Commission of CAEP awarded TEAC accreditation for 7 years to the following programs: Boricua College (NY), teacher education program; Colgate University (NY), teacher certification program; Drew University (NJ), master or arts in teaching program; Elmira College (NY), speech-language disabilities program; Elmira College (NY), teacher education program; Greenville College (IL), teacher education program; Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY), teacher education program; Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico (PR), teacher education program; Skidmore College (NY), teacher education program; SUNY University at Albany (NY), school leadership program; University of Missouri (MO), educational leadership program; University of Missouri (MO), teacher education program; University of New Hampshire (NH), five-year and post-baccalaureate teacher education program; Vassar College (NY), teacher education program; and Worcester State University, initial licensure teacher education program.

The Accreditation Committee awarded initial TEAC accreditation for 5 years to Cambridge College (MA), school guidance counseling program; Cambridge College (MA), teacher education program; Hawai’i Pacific University (HI), teacher education program; and Universiti Putra Malaysia, bachelor of education programme.

The University of New Hampshire five-year and post-baccalaureate teacher education program also achieved CAEP accreditation for 7 years.

With the addition of these accreditation decisions, the Inquiry Brief Commission now has accredited 213 programs in 164 institutions of higher education or alternative educator preparation programs. Three programs from the IB pathway are also CAEP accredited.

CAEP and TEAC News and Information

April 29th, 2014

For news and general information, please visit the CAEP website at http://caepnet.org. The TEAC website will continue to host information about TEAC legacy accreditation, which you can find by navigating through the menus on this page.

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About TEAC

  • The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. TEAC's goal is to support the preparation of competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.

    TEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To avoid encountering dubious providers of educational offerings ("degree mills") or dubious providers of quality assurance ("accreditation mills"), TEAC recommends that students and the public check that institutions and programs are accredited (CHEA) and that accrediting agencies are recognized (USDE).