Teacher Preparation Programs Receive Highest Accreditation

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – October 24, 2013 - St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently completed its periodic evaluation of the College’s Adolescent Education and Child Study programs and has awarded them their highest certification.

“I congratulate all the members of the Department of Education— both child study and adolescent education— on this exceptional achievement,” said SJC President S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D. “While I am not surprised, because I know that we have superb programs, it is wonderful to have that confirmed by a group of peers.”

Under the leadership of S. Nancy Gilchriest, S.S.N.D., Ed.D., chairperson and associate professor in the Department of Education at SJC, a comprehensive brief submission addressed the College’s programs in relation to the five standards of accreditation used by CAEP to measure the quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation. This brief, which took two years to compile, assessed both undergraduate and graduate programs at SJC. Following its completion and evaluation of this review, the Council recertified the College’s programs for the next seven years, the maximum permissible period.

“Our faculty did a magnificent job, not only in the preparation of the brief, but every day in the classroom and in advising and guiding their students,” said S. Elizabeth.

For more information about this or SJC in general, please contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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