Arizona - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 

The State Board of Education approves preparation programs upon recommendation by the Department of Education.


The Board shall evaluate and may approve the professional preparation programs of institutions which request Board approval. R7-2-604, R7-2-604.01 and R7-2-604.02 apply to all professional preparation programs in teacher, administrator, school guidance counselor, and school psychology programs that lead to certification. The Board may grant program approval for a period not to exceed five years. Board approval of professional preparation programs may be granted following the successful evaluation of the program. Board rules in effect at the time of the submission of a program for evaluation shall be the rules upon which the institution is evaluated.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
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