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The Mercy College School of Education is proud to announce that it is the first college in the United States to achieve initial accreditation under the rigorous standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the newly formed Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
In 2013 NCATE officially transformed its name and policies to CAEP, moving the bar for accreditation even higher. Only 50 per cent of schools and colleges of education in the United States have national accreditation which assures that students and faculty in these institutions are engaged in continuous improvement, and maintain the highest standards of academics, professional knowledge and clinical performance.  
The CAEP/NCATE Board of Examiners visited Mercy College November 17-20 2013 for a full-day poster session and two days of interviews with faculty, adjuncts and candidates. The outstanding results were that the School of Education and its affiliated programs in Communication Disorders, School Counseling and School Psychology met all national standards at the initial and advanced levels.
In May 2014 the CAEP/NCATE Accreditation Council officially announced the award of accreditation to the Mercy College School of Education.  In addition School of Education programs including: Early Childhood; Childhood; Leadership; Secondary (biology, mathematics, English, social studies); TESOL and Literacy Education were awarded national recognition by their professional organizations, a further tribute to the excellence of our programs, curriculum and faculty.