Teacher Education Accreditation Council
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)is a nonprofit organization of institutions of higher education and other groups and individuals devoted to the improvement of academic degree programs for professional educators. The Council's primary work is providing the public with assurance about the quality of these professional programs. It does this by the accreditation of programs through a system that examines and verifies the evidence institutions of higher education have for the claim that they prepare competent, caring, and qualified professional educators. The Council also conducts meetings for its members and others in which innovations in program design and evidence of program effectiveness are studied. In addition, the Council is an advocate for improvements in professional education based upon research and confirmed scholarship.