Last week, the U.S. Department of Education “Department”) issued final regulations regarding the teacher preparation program accountability system. The regulations become effective 30 days from the date they are published in the Federal Register—the regulations have not yet been published as of the date of this post.
The goal of the accountability system is to collect and disseminate meaningful data on the quality of teacher preparation programs, provide such programs with ongoing feedback to help them improve, and respond to educator concerns regarding their readiness to enter the classroom after graduation. The regulations apply to all teacher preparation programs within the state, including traditional, alternative routes, and distance learning. Continue Reading