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 Download Excel Document

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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