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.

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2014 Spring CAEP Conference

December 27th, 2013

The 2014 Spring CAEP Conference is an opportunity to learn from experts, share thoughts with colleagues, and discover what works in the field of educator preparation. Join your colleagues at the 2014 Spring CAEP Conference, March 26-28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Inquiry Brief Commission Has Accredited 34 Programs at Recent Meetings

November 1st, 2013

At three recent accreditation decision meetings, 34 programs were awarded TEAC accreditation. Fifteen programs are at institutions receiving TEAC accreditation for the first time, and 19 programs received continuing TEAC accreditation. With the addition of these accreditation decisions, TEAC now has accredited 191 programs in 149 institutions of higher education or alternative educator preparation programs. Congratulations to these 34 newly accredited programs.

 At its October 21-22, 2013, meeting in Bethesda, MD, the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) made 15 accreditation decisions, awarding TEAC accreditation for 7 years to the following programs: Caldwell College, educational leadership program; Caldwell College, teacher education program; Cazenovia College, teacher education program; College of St. Scholastica, teacher education program; Cornerstone University, teacher education program; Oakland University, teacher education program; Robert Morris University, teacher education program; Sarah Lawrence University, teacher education program; St. Joseph’s College, teacher education program; St. Martin’s University, teacher education program; University at Binghamton, SUNY, educational leadership program; Touro College, educational leadership program; and Touro College, teacher education program. The IB Commission awarded initial accreditation for 5 years to Marygrove College, master of arts in teaching program; and conditional accreditation for 2 years to American Intercontinental University, master of education program.

At its October 3-4, 2013, meeting in Philadelphia, PA, the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) made 10 accreditation decisions, awarding TEAC accreditation for 7 years to the following programs: Dominican College, teacher education program; Keuka College, teacher education program; Long Island University, C.W. Post, art education program; Long Island University, C.W. Post, music education program; Roberts Wesleyan University, teacher education program; Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf, master of science in secondary education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing program; St. John’s University, educational leadership program; and Wells College, teacher education program. The IB Commission awarded initial accreditation for 5 years to Lake Superior State University, teacher education program.

At its June 24-25, 2013, meeting in Burlington, Vermont, the TEAC Accreditation Committee made 10 accreditation decisions, awarding accreditation for 7 years to the following programs: Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus, teacher education program; Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, teacher education program; Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, master or arts in education program; Saint Ambrose University, teacher education program; and Strayer University, masters of education program. The Accreditation Committee awarded initial accreditation for 5 years to Alderson-Broaddus College, teacher education program; Brigham Young University, school leadership program; Lees-McRae College, teacher education; Kahoˋiwai post-baccalaureate teacher certification program; and Northcentral University, master of education program.

CAEP Employment Opportunities

August 28th, 2013

CAEP is now hiring for several positions.  Click here to view the list: http://caepnet.org/about/empopps/ for more information.  Please check out these opportunities and share the announcements with others who may be interested.

CAEP Becomes Sole Specialized Accreditor for Educator Preparation

July 2nd, 2013
Posted on July 1, 2013 by caepcomm

July 1, 2013, marked the de facto consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), making the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) the new, sole specialized accreditor for educator preparation. Read more…

Update on TEAC Membership of 217

May 6th, 2013

TEAC has 173 accredited programs in 134 institutions of higher education. There are 69 candidate members,  6 affiliate institutional members, and 8 affiliate organizational members.

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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).