College Accreditation | NYSED, MSCHE & NCATE

Five Towns College Education Accreditation

Five Towns College holds three accreditations passed by a peer review board of various qualified colleges and universities. Regional college accreditation means that Five Towns College is recognized for reputable degrees and quality education that meets all standards.

New York State Education Department (NYSED)

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Five Towns College holds an absolute charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents. Its programs of study are registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of College and University Evaluation, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 969 EBA, Albany, NY, 12234, (518) 474-1551. Visit the website to learn more about NYSED accreditation.

 

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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Five Towns College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, (267) 284-5000. Learn more about MSCHE accreditation by visiting them online.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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The Teacher Education Division at Five Towns College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036, (202) 223-0077. NCATE accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced education preparation programs at Five Towns College. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure or other purposes.

Five Towns College hosted a team representing the NCATE during the Fall 2015 semester, in furtherance of its application for renewal of accreditation. Following that visit, the commission acted to continue accreditation for two years at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. Actions that may be rendered by the commission following the fall 2017 visit include continuing accreditation or revocation of accreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. Visit them online to learn more about NCATE accreditation.