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Our Accreditation

The School of Education at City College is nationally accredited until 2023 by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In the final accreditation report, the School achieved an especially high score on the Diversity Standard. In addition to national accreditation of the Unit-as-a-whole, almost every program the school offers has been nationally accredited by its respective Specialized Professional Association (SPA), such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Education(NCTM), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI).

Data from the latest Title II report, indicate that School of Education program completers are passing New York State certification examinations at rates comparable to those in the state as a whole:

Certification Route    Passing Rate     State Passing Rate
Traditional                              85                             88
Alternative                            100                            99

In regard to teacher certification, New York State has reciprocal relationships with most other States in the U.S.

Between 2015 and 2017, approximately 300 graduates of the City College School of Education were hired as teachers by the New York City Department of Education, 50% in shortage area subjects such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Spanish Grades 7-12 and Special Education; 46% were hired in non-shortage areas such as Childhood Education, Social Studies Grades 7-12 and English Grades 7-12. Most hires are now teaching in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Graduates of the Educational Leadership Program are passing the School District Leader examination at a rate of 88% and the School Building Leader examination at a rate of 82%. The graduates of the School District Leader Program have gone on to work in instructional support positions in District Superintendent offices, and in Borough Field Support Centers.  Graduates of the School Building Leader Program are working as Assistant Principals and Principals in Department of Education and charter schools as well as serving as Department Chairs and in other administrative positions.

Traditional Student Exam Results
Summary of Traditional Student Exam Results
Alternative Cert Exams Results
Alternative Cert Summary Results