North Carolina - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 

To be approved, programs must meet the following 6 standards: knowledge, skills, and dispositions, assessment system and evaluation, field experiences and clinical practice, diversity, faculty qualifications, performance, and development, and program governance and resources.


A conceptual framework establishes the shared vision for the program’s efforts in preparing educators to work effectively in P-12 schools. It provides direction for the program, courses, teaching, candidate performance, scholarship, service, and program accountability. The conceptual framework is knowledge-based, articulated, shared, coherent, consistent with the unit and/or institutional mission, and continuously evaluated.

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