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SOURCE Cambridge College
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College is pleased to announce that School of Education's Teacher Education Program and the School of Psychology and Counseling Program have been awarded TEAC Accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Accreditation, which lasts for five years, is designated to ensure that the specified programs remain accountable and academically rigorous.
The Cambridge College School of Education is the College's oldest school and confers Masters Degrees, Certificates of Advanced Graduate Studies, and Doctorates in Education to teachers and adult learners. The Teacher Education Program offers graduate programs of study in fields including Elementary Teaching, Early Childhood, General Science, and Mathematics, among others. The School of Psychology and Counseling offers Masters of Education degrees with a concentration in School Guidance Counseling.
The School of Education, which appointed a new Dean, Dr. Sheila Wright, in February 2014, has been educating teachers since opening its doors in 1971. On the accreditation status, Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson stated, "The TEAC accreditation appointment by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is an outstanding achievement for Cambridge College and our School of Psychology and Counseling and School of Education. The accreditation is a testament to our background in facilitating educator growth and exploration, and serves as validation for the various faculty members, students, and alumni associated with the program."
Founded in 1997 as a non-profit organization, TEAC primarily focuses on accrediting both undergraduate and graduate professional education programs to verify their quality and preparedness.
About Cambridge College
Cambridge College is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied. Comprised of four schools, Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year through seven locations nationwide in Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and California.
The Teacher Education Program at Cambridge College is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of five years, from May 2014-May 2019. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
The School Guidance Counseling Program at Cambridge College is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparations (CAEP) fir a period of five years, from May 2014-May2019. This accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
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