Alabama - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Area: 
Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

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.

Body: 

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
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/06/2016