Programs must be approved by DESE in order to endorse candidates for licensure. A Sponsoring Organization must receive approval from DESE before enrolling candidates into any educator preparation program. The Review Evaluation Tool is a key resource to understanding the review process.
There are three types of program approval reviews:
Review conducted for providers interested in putting forward new programs and/or entities seeking to become an approved provider (Sponsoring Organization) in the state.
Informal Review Toolkit
Review conducted for existing providers seeking continuing approval.
Formal Review Schedule
2019-2020 Formal Review Toolkit
2020-2021 Formal Review Toolkit
Review conducted for currently approved providers when concerns have been identified during an existing period of approval.
Last Updated: June 26, 2020
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