Alabama - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

In order to be approved as listed in 290-3-3-.02, programs must show content and pedagogical knowledge, have linical partnerships and practice, prove candidate quality, recruitment, and selectivity, have program impact, and provide quality assurance and continuous improvement.


To offer approved educator preparation programs, institutions shall be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) at the level of program(s) to be provided. To provide a Class AA program in a secondary or P-12 teaching field an institution shall offer sufficient sixth-year level courses in that discipline to meet the requirements of Rule 290-3-3-.02(6)(a)5. If an institution loses regional
accreditation at one or more levels, the educator preparation provider (EPP) must adhere to the teach-out plan negotiated between SACS and the institution. At a minimum, the EPP must notify candidates individually and in writing.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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