Master of Arts in Teaching Accreditation

Teacher Education Accreditation

The SUNY Empire State College Teacher Education programs were granted a full seven years of national accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) in December 2019.  After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, AAQEP awarded this status to the following programs offered by the School for Graduate Studies at SUNY Empire:


  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Childhood and Adolescent Education (in the certification areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, English/language arts, math, social studies, and Spanish)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Adolescent Special Education (generalist)
  • Master of Education, Adolescent Special Education (generalist, additional certification)


The accreditation of these programs is effective immediately and valid through December 31, 2026.


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