Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-604.05 - Classroom-Based Alternative Preparation Program Approval Process

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. A school district or charter school may apply to the Department of Education for approval as a classroom-based alternative preparation program provider. The application, on a form prescribed by the Department, shall include the following:
1. The name of the program;
2. The areas of certification for which the applicant will offer the program;
1. 3. Verification that individuals to be enrolled in the program will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
2. 4. Verification that individuals to be enrolled in the program will have a valid fingerprint card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety;
3. 5. Individuals enrolled in the program possess:
a. An emergency teaching certificate; or
b. An alternative teaching certificate.
c. Individuals enrolled at a charter school classroom-based alternative preparation program are not required to possess a certificate.
6. Data supporting the efficacy of its teacher preparation program, which may include stakeholder surveys, completer data and student achievement data. The school district or charter school may contract with a third party provider to provide the classroom-based alternative preparation program and may use that program's efficacy data to meet this requirement
B. A review team shall review the application and make a recommendation to the Board as prescribed in R7-2-604.03(B) through (E) and shall submit biennial reports prescribed in R7-2-604.03(H).
C. An approved provider shall provide its program completers with an institutional recommendation for issuance of the appropriate Arizona alternative pathway certification within 45 days.
B. D. Upon successful completion of a classroom-based alternative preparation program, an individual may apply for the appropriate Arizona Classroom-Based Standard Teaching certificate.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-604.05
Adopted by exempt rulemaking at 24 A.A.R. 195, effective 8/9/2017. Amended by final exempt rulemaking at 26 A.A.R. 1311, effective 5/18/2020.

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