School of Education

Current Accreditation


In July of 2022, SUNY New Paltz was awarded national accreditation of its educator preparation programs from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) for the full period of seven years. By earning national accreditation through AAQEP, SUNY New Paltz has demonstrated that those who complete our programs are prepared to work effectively as professionals who are able to adapt to different contexts and to grow professionally. 


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The Education Preparation Unit at SUNY New Paltz consists of the following departments and programs:

Performance on Certification Exams

We are continuously engaged in efforts to improve our programs in order to improve teaching and learning for all children. Although most of our graduates remain in New York for their careers, graduates of SUNY New Paltz are teaching across the globe. Knowing this reinforces our commitments to excellence, diversity and continuous improvement of our work in educating teachers for the future. Our goal is to produce excellent educators who engage in ongoing inquiry and intellectual work and are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, democratic citizenship, quality and high achievement in a context that affirms human diversity. One measure of our success in achieving this goal is the performance of our students on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations. We are proud of our candidates’ test scores, which significantly exceed New York State Education Department Requirements for certification. The following data tables are the official Title II reporting data, which has been verified and validated by the institution, New York State, and WESTAT.


The first table shows summary pass rates for the institution for the last three Title II reporting years (i.e., AY2017, AY2018, and AY2019). N is the number of unique students who took any exam, with N Pass representing the number of students who passed an exam, and the overall pass rate for the academic year.


Summary Pass Rates

Academic Year


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The next table breaks the pass rates down by certification exam. The exams are the Educating All Students exam (EAS), the Content Specialty Test (CST, unique for each disciplinary program at the adolescent level), the Multi-Subject Test (MST, which is taken by Early Childhood and Childhood education students instead of the CST), and the edTPA. 


Pass Rates by Program