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Accreditation

Bank Street Graduate School is fully accredited. As a student, you can be assured that we are dedicated to ongoing review of our programs. Your educational experience is important to you, just as it is important to us.

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

Bank Street College has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1960. Our Periodic Review Report was submitted June 1, 2020 and the next Self-Study Report and visit is scheduled for the 2024-25 academic year.

Bank Street College of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2028. 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 at Bank Street

Teacher Preparation:
Adolescent Mathematics Education Early Childhood General Education
Bilingual Extension Certificate Early Childhood General Education Advanced Standing
Childhood General Education Early Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification (On Campus or Online)
Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification (On Campus or Online) Early Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification/Dual Degree with Columbia University School of Social Work
Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification/Dual degree with Columbia School of Social Work Early Childhood Special Education
Childhood Special Education Early Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate
Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate Early Childhood Special Education/Dual Degree with Columbia University School of Social Work
Childhood Special Education/Dual degree with Columbia School of Social Work Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special and General Education
Cross-Age: Early Childhood and Childhood General Education Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Curriculum and Instruction Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Dual Language / Bilingual Childhood General Education Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Advanced Certificate
Dual Language / Bilingual Childhood Special and General Education Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education
Dual Language / Bilingual Childhood Special Education Teaching Literacy Advanced Literacy Specialization
Dual Language / Bilingual Early Childhood General Education Teaching Literacy and Childhood General Education Dual Certification
Dual Language / Bilingual Early Childhood Special and General Education Teaching Literacy: Classroom or Clinical Focus
Dual Language / Bilingual Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist
Leadership Preparation:
Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate (Online) Leadership in Mathematics Education
Future School Leaders Academy Progressive Leadership Program (On Campus or Online)
Leadership for Educational Change School District Leader (On Campus or Online)

NC-SARA

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is a nonprofit organization that helps expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.

Recognizing the growing demand for distance education opportunities, higher education stakeholders – including state regulators and education leaders, accreditors, the U.S. Department of Education, and institutions – joined together in 2013 to establish the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), which streamline regulations around distance education programs.

In partnership with four regional compacts, NC-SARA helps states, institutions, policymakers, and students understand the purpose and benefits of participating in SARA. Today, more than 2,200 institutions in 49 member states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands all voluntarily participate in SARA. Bank Street College is a member of NC-SARA.

SARA Complaint Process

If you have a complaint about violations of SARA Policy, please email Ann Cox (acox@bankstreet.edu), Assistant Dean, Institutional Data, Assessment, and Certification.  You may also visit SARA’s Student Complaint Process  to learn how to file a complaint with SARA.

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