Texas - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

Area: 
Educator Preparation Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In order to be approved, a teacher preparation program must include the components of entity commitment to adequate preparation of certification candidates, program standards, and community collaboration; criteria for admission to an EPP; curriculum; program delivery and evaluation; and a plan for ongoing support of the candidates.

Body: 

An entity seeking initial approval to deliver an educator preparation program (EPP) shall submit an application and proposal with evidence indicating the ability to comply with the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 227 of this title (relating to Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates). The proposal shall include the following program approval components: entity commitment to adequate preparation of certification candidates, program standards, and community collaboration; criteria for admission to an EPP; curriculum; program delivery and evaluation; and a plan for ongoing support of the candidates. The proposal must also identify the certificates proposed to be offered by the entity and meet applicable federal statutes or regulations. The proposal will be reviewed by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff and a pre-approval site visit will be conducted. The TEA staff shall recommend to the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) whether the entity should be approved.

Adopting Authority: 
Independent Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/18/2016