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Date: Nov 05, 2009
Hofstra’s School of Education, Health and Human Service Receives Accreditation from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council
The School of Education, Health and Human Services has received accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for its Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Programs. The TEAC accreditation is effective between September 11, 2009 and September 11, 2014.
Dean David Foulk, Ed.D., said the TEAC encourages and rewards program innovation and creativity in its accreditation process.
"After our extensive preparation for the TEAC audit, the School of Education, Health and Human Services is honored to have earned this credential," said Dean Foulk. "This is validation of the quality of work being done at Hofstra University's School of Education, Health and Human Services that we are accredited by the same body as many other prestigious institutions regionally and nationally. This accreditation is the result of thorough and collaborative work on the part of faculty, staff and administrators in our School."
Among the other institutions that have TEAC accreditations are: New York University, Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University.
"The recent accreditation from TEAC confirms the School of Education, Health and Human Services and Hofstra's success in preparing competent, caring and qualified educators," said Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz. "This recognition demonstrates the quality programs we provide and the high caliber of our faculty and students."
TEAC's goals and philosophies of teacher preparation are well aligned with the School of Education, Health and Human Services and is consistent with national education trends.
Founded in 1997, TEAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, pre-K through grade 12. 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. The School of Education, Health and Human Services was previously accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law.