4 AAC 12.308 - Approval of in-state educator preparation programs

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) A regionally accredited institution of higher education in this state may apply to the board for approval of the following educator preparation programs:
(1) a teacher preparation program;
(2) a special education teacher preparation program;
(3) an education administrator preparation program; the program may include a specialization for principal or superintendent;
(4) a special education administrator preparation program;
(5) a special services preparation program in school psychology, school counseling, school social work, or school library science.
(b) For educator preparation programs for which the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) sets standards, the board will approve an application under (a) of this section if the program offered by the applicant substantially meets the Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Institutions, published by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, revised as of February 2008, and adopted by reference or the CAEP Accreditation Standards, published by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation revised as of February 13, 2015, and adopted by reference. For a special services preparation program, the board will approve an application under (a) of this section if the program offered by the applicant substantially meets the following:
(1) in school psychology, the
(A) Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology, published by the National Association of School Psychologists, dated July 15, 2000, and adopted by reference; or
(B) Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association, revised as of January 2009, and adopted by reference;
(2) in school counseling, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2009 Standards, published by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 2009, and adopted by reference;
(3) in school social work, the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, published by the Council on Social Work Education, revised as of March 27, 2010, and adopted by reference;
(4) in school library science, the Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies, published by the American Library Association, dated January 15, 2008, and adopted by reference.
(c) An institution may apply for approval under (a) of this section only if the institution's headquarters are located in this state and the institution is not eligible to have its educator training program reviewed for approval by a state board of education located in a different state.
(d) An approval of an educator preparation program under (a) of this section expires seven years after granted. An institution may reapply for approval of a program at any time during the seven years, and must reapply if the institution makes changes to the program that would trigger a new accreditation evaluation. The board may withdraw approval of a program at any time if the board receives substantial evidence that the program no longer meets the standards in (b) of this section.

Notes

4 AAC 12.308
Eff. 9/7/2012, Register 203; am 12/27/2012, Register 204; am 4/24/2016, Register 218, July 2016

Copies of Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Institutions, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, may be obtained by writing to the Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 9981-0500 or at http:/www.ncate.org

Copies of Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, may be obtained by writing to the Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500 or at http://www.nasponline.org/standards/FinalStandards.pdf.

Copies of Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, may be obtained by writing to the Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500 or at http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/about/policies/guiding-principles.pdf.

Copies of Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2009 Standards, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, may be obtained by writing to the Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500 or at http://www.cacrep.org/doc/2009%20Standards%20with%20cover.pdf.

Copies of Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, may be obtained by writing to the Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500 or at http://www.ala.org/accreditedprograms/sites/ala.org.accreditedprograms/files/content/standards/standards_2008.pdf.

Copies of CAEP Accreditation Standards adopted by reference in 4 AAC 12.308, may be obtained by writing to the Department of Education and Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500.

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