Louisiana - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Area: 
Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

Institutions must present a written summary of program guidelines that include the requirements outlined in the document in order to be approved.

Body: 

B. For public and private institutions of higher education, the proposal will include the following items:
1. official declaration of intent in the form of a letter from the head of the institution;
2. evidence of regional accreditation status;
3. a narrative that follows state-approved guidelines, which are available from the Louisiana Department of Education or the Board of Regents. These guidelines include:
a. documentation describing general education classes
b. documentation describing certification areas to be offered, with required courses to meet state certification requirements,
c. evidence of collaboration with school districts, including a plan for development of an advisory board of community, district and university representatives. The written plan should describe how the council would be used and should name members and/or potential members;
d. evidence to show that the institution's governing structure will endorse and financially support a teacher and/or educational leader preparation unit and programs;
e. documentation showing expertise of individuals directed to guide the unit and its programs

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/07/2016