FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE
LICENSURE AND ACCREDITATION
Since its establishment in 1972, Five Towns College is proud of all of its institutional accomplishments. In addition to holding an Absolute Charter issued by the New York State Board of Regents, all of its programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. Moreover, Five Towns College boasts esteemed accreditations from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
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. Learn more about NYSED. Visit them on the web at http://www.nysed.gov/
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 at https://www.msche.org/
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC (NASM)
Five Towns College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190-5248 (tele. # 703-437-0700). To learn more about NASM, go to https://nasm.arts-accredit.org/
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF THEATRE (NAST)
Five Towns College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190-5248 (tele. # 703-437-0700). To learn more about NAST, go to nast.arts-accredit.org
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION (NCATE)/COUNCIL FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF EDUCATOR PREPARATION (CAEP)
The Teacher Education Division at Five Towns College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org, now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced education preparation programs in Music Education 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. To learn more about NCATE accreditation, visit them online.