Felician’s School of Education is 1st in state to receive full AAQEP accreditation

The Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation has granted full seven-year accreditation to Felician University’s teacher preparation programs following a rigorous self-study, peer review process and evaluation that determined all required standards were met.

Felician University’s School of Education is the first in the state of New Jersey to receive this recognition.

The accreditation was issued with an acknowledgement of the excellent institutional and administrative support in the School of Education, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Operations, and the administration, including President James Crawford and Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Markowitz, the AAQEP said.

Crawford said the school is thrilled to receive the honor.

“AAQEP’s recommendation is a testament to the overall excellence and Felician Franciscan core values that are the hallmark of Felician University,” he said. “The highly skilled graduates of the School of Education bring subject matter expertise and values-based character to our New Jersey school districts. Ultimately, our communities are the beneficiaries of the excellence acquired through a Felician University education experience.”

Markowitz agreed.

“The AAQEP accreditation validates the high standards of our programming in the School of Education and the preparedness of our graduates to affect positive change in the schools and educational environments they will serve,” he said. “We are exceedingly proud of the work of our faculty and staff across all four schools at Felician University.”

This recognition comes after a two-year process coordinated by the School of Education under the leadership of Dean Stephanie McGowan. The accreditation process will result in a publicly available Quality Assurance Report.