Statement of Accreditation Status

Bank Street College of Education

  • CEO: Dr. Shael Polakow-Suransky, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Ann Cox
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1960
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2015
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2020

Contact Information

610 W. 112 Street
New York, NY 10025

(212) 875-4400

www.bankstreet.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2017
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 23, 2016
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Bronxworks, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To remind the institution of the Commission’s request of June 25, 2015 for a progress report due April 1, 2017. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, 400 Boces Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • June 25, 2015
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due April 1, 2017, documenting (1) further implementation of a comprehensive institutional strategic plan that links long-range planning to decision making and budgeting processes (Standard 2) and (2) further implementation of an organized and sustained process to evaluate and improve institutional effectiveness (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2020.
  • April 27, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Bronxworks, 1130 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456, provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of the operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To note that the evaluation visit occurred and will be acted on by the Commission at its June meeting.
  • January 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the additional location at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, 400 Boces Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months. To remind the institution of the request that the self-study report, in preparation for the 2014-2015 evaluation visit, document evidence of progress in attaining established program-level learning goals for online programs (Standard 14).
  • July 1, 2013
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the online master's degree programs in Child Life and Leadership in Mathematics Education within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To request that the self-study report prepared in anticipation of the 2014-2015 evaluation visit document evidence of progress in attaining established program-level learning goals for online programs (Standard 14).
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the PRR process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Early Childhood Leadership
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Bronxworks
    2230 Grand Concourse`
    Bronx, NY 10456
    Opened: 09/08/2015
  • Additional Location
    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
    400 Boces Drive
    Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
    Opened: 01/05/2015

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