Accreditation

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership

Binghamton University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Our teacher preparation programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and meet the Regulations of the Commissioner for the Registration of Curricula in Teacher Education. In addition, the Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership at Binghamton University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2027. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs

M.S.Ed. (Initial Certification)

  • Childhood, Early Childhood, and Literacy Education
  • Childhood, Early Childhood, and Special Education

M.S.Ed. (Advanced/Professional Certification)

  • Adolescence Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English/Language
    Arts, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish)
  • Literacy Education
  • Special Education
  • TESOL

M.A.T. (Initial Certification)

  • Adolescence Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English/Language
    Arts, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish)
    Advanced Certificate
  • Educational Leadership
  • Special Education
  • TESOL

Annual Reporting Measures 

(CAEP Component 5.4 | A.5.4)

Impact Measures (CAEP Standard 4) Outcome Measures
1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1) 5. Graduation rates (initial & advanced levels)
2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (CEC) (MAT) (Component 4.2) 6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)
3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3 | A.4.1) 7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels)
4. Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 | A.4.2) 8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)