Manhattan College’s School Building Leadership Program Receives Accreditation Status By the Teacher Education Accreditation Council

The Teacher Accreditation Council (TEAC) recently awarded national accreditation to Manhattan College’s school building leadership program.

The Teacher Accreditation Council (TEAC) recently awarded national accreditation to Manhattan College’s school building leadership program. The school building leadership program, which is part of the school of education, received accreditation for five years for its Master of Science in education and for the professional diploma. The U.S. Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recognize TEAC as a national accreditation organization.

To receive accreditation by TEAC, a program must have solid, independently verifiable evidence of its graduates’ competence. The program must also have an ongoing process for reviewing and improving itself and must demonstrate that it has the capacity to offer a high quality education.

“Receiving accreditation shows the excellent work of the program faculty to develop and implement a high quality program with an effective quality control system,” said William J. Merriman, Ph.D., dean of the school of education. “The decision also reflects the work of the Steering Committee, chaired by Sr. Remigia Kushner who prepared the Inquiry Brief (self study) that was submitted to TEAC.”

“It is a pleasure to let our graduates, current students, mentors and stakeholders know of the recent accreditation of the school building leadership program,” added Sr. Remigia Kushner, C.S.J., professor and director of the school leadership program. “It is gratifying that the quality of the school leadership program, and especially of our graduates and current participants, has been officially recognized by TEAC.”