Program Approval Guidelines Updates
The Massachusetts Educator Preparation Program Approval Guidelines detail expectations for preparation providers in the Commonwealth. The guidelines include requirements for expected outcomes of training new educators as well as the process providers go through to demonstrate their capacity and sustainability in preparing individuals in alignment with those expectations.
After a transformative and effective overhaul of this accountability system in 2012 that all providers have now gone through, DESE will further deepen and evolve these expectations and procedures in the coming years. Read more about the shifts and timelines around these updates.
Because we will be updating the current Program Approval Guidelines in phases, below are the individual sections of the current guidelines along with planned updates or new sections being added.
Please reach out to EducatorPreparation@mass.gov with any questions.
We are currently accepting Public Comment for the Winter 2021 updated sections (see table below) until February 22, 2021. Please use this survey to provide feedback.
Review & Approval Process
|Section||Active Version||Anticipated Timeline for Updates||Drafts for Public Comment|
|Glossary of Terms||2016 Version ||As needed|| |
|Appendix A: Regulations Governing Program Approval||2016 Version ||No change||No change|
|Appendix B: Review Criteria||2016 Version ||Spring 2021|| |
|Appendix C: Program Approval Standards and Domain Crosswalk ||2016 Version ||Spring 2021|| |
|Appendix D: Continuous Improvement Cycle||2016 Version ||Spring 2022|| |
|Appendix E: Delivery Models||2016 Version ||Spring 2022|| |
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Last Updated: January 7, 2021