R7-2-604.05, unless the context
means a professional preparation institution's recognition by a national or
regional agency or organization acknowledged for meeting identified standards
educator preparation program" means a program designed for individuals who are
working as a PreK through 12 teacher or administrator while certified under an
alternative teaching certificate or interim administrative certificate.
Alternative educator preparation programs may have substantially different
program sequences, designs, and/or formats than that of a traditional education
report" means a report submitted every two years to the Department by all
Arizona State Board approved professional preparation institutions for each
approved educator preparation program.
4. "Biennial status letter" means
correspondence issued by the Department to the professional preparation
institution within 30 days upon completion of the review of the biennial
report, indicating the status of the educator preparation program(s).
5. "Board approved program" means a course of
study that is approved by the Board and meets all relevant standards for
teachers, administrators, school guidance counselors, or school
experience" means a culminating professional experience in a PreK through 12
setting. This experience may include student teaching or internships in
administration, counseling, or school psychology, or alternative path PreK
through 12 teaching.
"Classroom-based educator preparation program" means a program administered
through a school district or charter school that is approved pursuant to
preparation program" means a traditional or alternative educator preparation
program that prepares PreK through 12 teachers, administrators, school
counselors, and school psychologists for an institutional recommendation for an
experience" means scheduled, directed, structured, supervised, frequent
experiences in a PreK through 12 setting that occurs prior to the capstone
experience. Field experiences must assist educator candidates in developing the
knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ensure all students learn, and
provide evidence in meeting standards described in the Board approved
professional teaching standards or professional administrative standards, and
relevant Board approved academic standards.
10. "Institutional recommendation" means a
form developed by the Department and issued by a professional preparation
institution, that indicates an individual has completed a Board approved
educator preparation program.
"Internship" means significant opportunities for candidates to practice and
develop the skills identified in relevant state and national standards as
measured by substantial and sustained work in real settings, appropriate for
the certificate the candidate is seeking, performed under the direction of a
supervising practitioner and a program supervisor.
"Locally based school leadership
preparation program" means a program administered through a school district or
charter school that is approved pursuant to
"National standards" means written expectations for meeting a specified level
of performance that are established by, but not limited to, the following
organizations: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education
Program (CACREP), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP),
Council for Exceptional Children. (CEC), The National Educational Leadership
Preparation (NELP), Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
(InTASC), Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL),
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), National Association
for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association of School
Psychologists (NASP), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE) or Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
"Probationary educator preparation program" means a program with at least one
deficiency identified in the biennial status letter issued by the Department,
as a result of a Department review of the biennial report. Programs with the
same deficiency(s) in two consecutive biennial status letters are subject to
revocation of Board approval. A deficiency may include, but is not limited to,
stakeholder surveys, completer data and student achievement data.
"Professional preparation institutions" means organizations that include, but
are not limited to, universities and colleges, school districts, not for profit
organizations, professional organizations, private businesses, charter schools,
and regional training centers that oversee one or more educator preparation
16. "Program completer" means a student who has met
all the professional program institution's requirements of a Board approved
educator preparation program necessary to obtain an institutional
17. "Program supervisor" means an educator from the
professional preparation institution under whose supervision the candidate for
licensure practices during a capstone experience. The program supervisor's
professional work experiences must be relevant to the license the candidate is
seeking. Program supervisors must also have adequate training from the
professional preparation institution.
18. "Review Team"
means a committee that reviews educator preparation programs seeking Board
approval that consists of representatives from the Department and at least
three of the following entities: institutions under the jurisdiction of the
Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona private institutions of higher education,
Arizona community colleges, other organizations with a Board approved educator
preparation program, professional educator associations, PreK through 12
administrators from local education agencies, National Board Certified
Teachers, and a graduate or representative from an Arizona educator preparation
program. For alternative educator preparation program applications, the review
team shall include at least one graduate or representative from an Arizona
alternative educator preparation program.
19. "Student teaching"
means a minimum of 12 weeks of rigorous field-based experiences, appropriate
for the certificate the candidate is seeking, performed under the direction of
a supervising practitioner and a program supervisor. The student teaching
placement must be appropriate for the certification that the applicant is
"Supervising practitioner" means a standard
certified educator, currently employed by a local education agency, private
agency or other PreK through 12 setting who supervises the candidate during a
capstone experience. Supervising practitioners must have:
a. A minimum of three full years of
experience relevant to the license the candidate is seeking.
b. A current classification of highly
effective or effective pursuant to A.R.S. §§
c. Adequate training
from the professional preparation institution.
"Traditional educator preparation program" means a program that includes
courses, field experiences, and a capstone experience that is designed to
prepare preservice PreK through 12 teachers, administrators, school counselors,
and school psychologists."