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Department of Teacher Education Earns High Marks from Teacher Education Accreditation Council


The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s education programs and curriculum have been accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) in recognition of the quality and success of the programs.  The TEAC evaluation team who visited the College unanimously supported its application for accreditation.

Mount Saint Vincent offers undergraduate degree and certification programs in elementary, secondary, special education and physical education, as well as a five-year combined undergraduate and graduate degree option, and a Master of Science degree program in Urban and Multicultural Education in the area of middle level education, multicultural studies and instructional technology and global perspectives.  The curriculum for each program, which includes field placements in area schools, is designed so that students and graduates receive the following: pedagogical knowledge and a command of subject matter, the ability to teach all students in an effective and caring manner, positive values and sound ethical judgment, and reflective practice and opportunities for professional growth.

“With its national recognition TEAC Accreditation affirms the exceptional quality of our Teacher Education programs” says Dr. Susan Apold, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.  “Sr. Margaret Egan, who led the accreditation effort, and the Teacher Education faculty are to be commended for their work on this project and this fine achievement” Visit the Department of Teacher Education to learn more about the College’s Teacher Education programs.

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’s primary work is accrediting undergraduate and graduate professional education programs in order to assure the public about the quality of college and university programs.

Founded in 1847 the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service.