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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 10:30am

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – June 20, 2014–  Mercy College School of Education is the only institution in the nation to be awarded initial national accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and its successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The dual accreditation means that Mercy College has met two separate criteria simultaneously highlighting the College’s top notch programs. NCATE and CAEP accreditation assures that students and faculty in these institutions are engaged in continuous improvement and maintain the highest professional standards.  

Mercy College School of Education Dean Alfred Posamentier said: “We are proud and delighted to have created such outstanding programs to prepare education professionals.”

Along with the NCATE and CAEP accreditations, all of the School of Education master’s degree education programs are nationally recognized by their respective professional associations. NCATE/CAEP accreditation provides an important seal of approval for the Mercy College School of Education and related programs, and enhances our graduates’ credentials as teachers and school leaders.  

About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. 877-MERCY-GO.