Accreditation

Alder Graduate School of Education (Alder) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. The WSCUC team report is available here, and the letter notifying Alder of the Commission’s action to grant Alder Initial Accreditation is available here. Beginning in 2020-21, Alder will confer Master’s degrees for students.

 

The Benerd College at the University of Pacific (Pacific) is proud to partner with Alder’s teacher residency program through 2019-20. Since 2010 (while Alder is pursuing accreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) California residents who complete the academic requirements of the program have received a Master of Arts in Education from Pacific with a concentration in Teaching or Special Education. Located in Stockton, Pacific has been chartered since 1851 and is the oldest chartered university in California. Pacific is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 

Alder’s Memphis students receive a Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) through 2019-20. Relay is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and also has accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In 2020-21, the

Alder Graduate School of Education (Alder) is seeking initial institutional approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). This approval would allow Alder to sponsor educator preparation programs in California. Interested parties are invited to submit comments to the Commission at input@ctc.ca.gov . Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). All identifying information will remain confidential.

 

The Benerd College at the University of Pacific (Pacific) is proud to partner with Alder’s teacher residency program and is the official program sponsor approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing through 2019-20. Since 2010 (while Alder is pursuing accreditation from the Commission) California residents who complete the academic requirements of the program have received a Master of Arts in Education from Pacific with a concentration in Teaching or Special Education and a Teaching Credential. Located in Stockton, Pacific has been chartered since 1851 and is the oldest chartered university in California. Pacific is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 

In 2020-21, if Alder receives initial institutional approval from CCTC prior to April of 2021, Alder will recommend teaching credentials to the CCTC; if not, Alder’s partner, Teachers College of San Joaquin, will recommend Alder’s residents to the CCTC for teaching credentials. For Alder’s most recent CCTC applications, please click here.

An individual may contact the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, http://www.bppe.ca.gov, Telephone: (916) 431-6924; Fax: (916) 263-1897.