Teacher Education Accreditation Council
The Houghton College Teacher Education Program, which is designed to equip teachers for transformative learning and service, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of ten years, from October 1, 2011– October 1, 2021.
Strands of the Houghton College undergraduate Teacher Education Program, which were evaluated in the 2010 Inquiry Brief, include options in inclusive childhood education with dual certification leading to initial certification in childhood education (grades 1-6) and students with disabilities (grades 1-6); adolescence education (grades 7-12) in augmented history (social studies), biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, Spanish, or physics; music education (grades Pre-K-12); physical education (grades Pre-K-12); or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades Pre-K-12).
Note: The recently added majors in art education (PK-12) and inclusive adolescence education (7-12) are approved programs with the New York State Department of Education. These new strands in the Houghton College Teacher Education Program will be reviewed in subsequent accreditation cycles.
N.B. The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) is in the process of consolidation and transition to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). TEAC will sunset after the final TEAC accreditation cycle in fall 2023. TEAC is administered through CAEP.
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