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)
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)
Five Towns College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Learn more about MSCHE accreditation by visiting them online.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
The Teacher Education Division at Five Towns College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This 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 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) which entity represented the NCATE in the Fall 2018 semester, in furtherance of its application for renewal of accreditation. Following that visit, the Accreditation Council of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at its Oct. 19-22, 2018 meeting decided to continue the NCATE accreditation of the Education Division at Five Towns College at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. This accreditation decision indicates that the education preparation provided (EPP) and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. The next accreditation visit–using the CAEP standards–is scheduled for Fall 2022. To learn more about NCATE accreditation, visit them online.