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Educator Effectiveness

Educator Preparation Domains

DESE has organized Educator Preparation Program Approval expectations into six thematic categories, called Domains.

The domains are: The Organization, Partnerships, Continuous Improvement, The Candidate, Field-Based Experiences, and Instruction. Criteria in each domain are derived directly from the Program Approval Standards and are designed to distill high-level concepts into a set of concrete, actionable criteria.

The resources and guidance related to each domain are included here and are updated periodically.

Last Updated: June 26, 2020

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