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Educator Preparation

Review Toolkit

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:

Informal Review

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

Formal Review

Review conducted for existing providers seeking continuing approval.

Formal Review Schedule

2019-2020 Formal Review Toolkit

2020-2021 Formal Review Toolkit

Interim Review

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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