Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

Accreditations

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 Commission on Higher Education. Visit the Middle States page.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pa., 19104
Phone: 267-284-5000
Fax: 215-662-5501
Email: info@msche.org (English); españolinfo@msche.org (Spanish)
Middle States website

Teacher preparation programs

CAEP Accredited Provider - Excellence in Educator Preparation AccreditationThe teacher preparation programs at the State University of New York College at Cortland are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE). CAEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th St NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-0077

Program accreditations

SUNY Cortland has also received national program recognition, accreditation 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 (NCTE)
  • Adolescence Education: Mathematics by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Adolescence Education: Physics by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Adolescence Education: Social Studies by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS)
  • Adolescence Education: Spanish, French, Spanish and French by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • 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 (ACEI)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders M.S. by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Counseling Center by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)
  • Early Childhood by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC)
  • Educational Leadership by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Health Education by Society of Health and Physical Educators, SHAPE America
  • Inclusive Special Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Literacy Department master's degree programs by the International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Peer Tutoring program in The Learning Center (TLC) by College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
  • Physical Education by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
  • 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

Methods used to collect and review information on student outcomes and licensure pass rates (Microsoft Word)