School of Education Dean a Panelist at NYS Association of Educators Conference

Dr. JoAnn Looney, dean of Nyack’s School of Education, was selected by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to be a panelist at the New York Association of Teacher Educators (NYSATE)/New York State Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE) pre-conference day on October 16 at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY.

“The Bridge from Self-Study to Accreditation: Insights on the CAEP Site Visit Process,” is the theme of the gathering that will address the strategies used by educator provider programs (EPPs) that experienced a successful site visit. Topics that will be addressed include how faculty were engaged in the overall process, writing a self-study and the benefits of the process that resulted in program enhancement.

This past spring, the efforts of Dr. Looney and her faculty resulted in the Nyack’s accreditation status continuing through spring 2026. Accreditation was first established in 2006. Of the more than 200 educator preparation programs in the nation, 13 of the CAEP-accredited programs are in New York State.

Congratulations to Dr. Looney for being acknowledged as a leader in academic excellence at Nyack College, where she and her faculty empower teacher candidates for success.