FDU Programs in Education Gain Pre-accreditationTeaneck, NJ (August 27, 2008) -- Vicki L. Cohen, Ed.D., Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Peter Sammartino School of Education, has announced that the QUEST (Quality in Education, Schools, and Teaching) program, the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, the Teacher of Students with Disabilities program, and the Educational Leadership program are pre-accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from June 23, 2008 to June 23, 2013.
In the letter affirming the pre-accreditation, the Council President Frank B. Murray, said, "The Accreditation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) concluded at its meeting on June 23, 2008 in Burlington, VT that the evidence presented in your Inquiry Brief Proposal merits Pre-Accreditation status. Congratulations on your accreditation achievement. We hope you will share what you are learning with others at our annual meetings and become an active participant in TEAC."
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) 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.
Cohen said, "This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional education programs have provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC's quality principles. The mission of these programs is to foster a diverse community of effective, professional educators who are caring, competent, reflective, ethical leaders committed to advancing student learning and achievement, developing scholarship, and promoting democratic ideals in our global society."