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Accreditation is an important indicator of quality for universities. Provided here are numerous resources for those interested in accreditation as well as those who simply want to learn more about SUNY Cortland.

Middle States

State University of New York College at Cortland is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Read more about Middle States at SUNY Cortland.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education may be reached at
3624 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pa., 19104
Phone: 215-662-5606
Fax: 215-662-5501, www.msche.org.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The teacher preparation programs at the State University of New York College at Cortland are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. Read more about NCATE at SUNY Cortland.

NCATE
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone 202-466-7496. 

Other Recognitions

SUNY Cortland has also received national program recognition or approval from the following associations:

  • Adolescence Education: Biology by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Adolescence Education: Chemistry by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Adolescence Education: Earth Science by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Adolescence Education: English by the National Council of Teachers of English
  • Adolescence Education: Mathematics by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
  • Adolescence Education: Physics by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Adolescence Education: Social Studies by the National Council for Social Studies
  • Adolescence Education: Spanish, French, Spanish and French by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Athletic Training by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Chemistry Department by the American Chemical Society
  • Childhood Education by the Association for Childhood Education International
  • Counseling Center by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)
  • Early Childhood by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child
  • Educational Leadership by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Health Education by the American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
  • Inclusive Special Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Literacy Department master's degree programs by the International Reading Association
  • Physical Education by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • University Police Department by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • The M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This is a pre-acceditation status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.