Teacher Education Accreditation
The SUNY Empire State College Teacher Education programs were granted a full seven years of national accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) in December 2019. After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, AAQEP awarded this status to the following programs offered by the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire:
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Childhood and Adolescent Education (in the certification areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, English/language arts, math, social studies, and Spanish)
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Adolescent Special Education (generalist)
- Master of Education, Adolescent Special Education (generalist, additional certification)
The accreditation of these programs is effective immediately and valid through December 31, 2026.