For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101
andrea.garcia@tu.edu

TUC Graduate School of Education Assigned the Highest Accreditation Status

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing accredits all six teaching and school administrator programs with no stipulations for next seven years 

Vallejo, CA (April 15, 2019): Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that this spring its Graduate School of Education (GSOE) was assigned the highest accreditation status by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Committee on Accreditation, on behalf of the CTC, assigned the status of “Accreditation” with no stipulations for all six of Touro’s teacher and school administrator credential programs. This accreditation status is in place for a full seven years. 

In February, six members of the CTC accreditation site visit team participated in 70 meetings and interviewed 250 individuals. They independently and privately interviewed school district leaders, principals, district teachers, mentor teachers, alumni, current students in all programs, supervisors, adjunct faculty, program staff, program chairs, community partners, and institutional leadership. They also reviewed performance data on all of the credential programs.  

“Based on interviews, key stakeholders greatly appreciate TUC and acknowledge the university’s positive impact on the community and organizations they serve and GSOE’s ability to quickly adapt to meet partner needs. Candidates, mentors, and administrators who were interviewed demonstrated a passion for student learning, a positive attitude, and a growth mindset. These attributes are valued and modeled by the program leadership’s commitment to educator excellence and social justice,” wrote the CTC visiting team. 

“We are grateful for this accreditation status and are honored to work daily with youth parents, teachers, and leaders in local communities and schools. It is inspiring to see the dedication of educators in schools.” -Dr. Justin Heard, Director of the GSOE 

“This review is not a surprise to the TUC leadership team as we recognize what an integral role the Graduate School of Education has on both the profile of our campus and the remarkable impact GSOE has on the regional community with a laser focus on youth development. We so appreciate the validation by CTC of the great day to day work of our students, alumni, faculty, adjuncts, and staff to ensure we are living our mission of promoting equity, diversity and inclusive education and preparing and continuously supporting innovative, culturally responsive educators to serve, lead and teach with integrity.”-Dr. Lisa Norton, Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences. 

Touro offers a variety of teacher and administrative credential and master’s programs provided in accelerated and flexible formats. Our programs prepare educators to meet the needs of all students and train them for the future of education. Both online and in-person GSOE information sessions are currently underway for professionals interested in learning more about how Touro’s programs can help them take the next step in their teaching careers. A schedule of information sessions is provided below. 

  • Thursday, April 18 – 6 to 7 p.m. – Online or call in: https://zoom.us/j/5563326060
  • Tuesday, April 23 – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Solano County Office of Education Waterman Room, 5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield
  • Wednesday, April 24 – 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Napa Unified School District Main Office, 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa
  • Tuesday, April 30 – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District Main Office, 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa
  • Wednesday, May 1 – 6 to 7 p.m. – Online or call in: https://zoom.us/j/5563326060

Information sessions are free to attend and no advance registration is required. More information can be found at http://cehs.tu.edu/gsoe/.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.