The components of the required report are aligned to adopted PELSB standards. To receive continuing approval, the provider must provide evidence that the program data has been monitored and evaluated. The provider must also show that the program is effective such that it warrants continued approval.
If there are changes to the required reading course, significant changes to the course sequence, or major changes to the standards matrix, there is an external review.
If there is double counting of credits or hours with SEP and connected applications, the application is sent back to the provider. The application will also be sent back if there is an absence of a methods course, a required reading course, three admission criteria, three exit criteria, updated fiscal attestation.
If there are fewer credits, field experience hours, or student teaching, staff will recommend to make changes or resubmit as nonconventional.
If there are concerns with other aspects of the PERCA application, it will go to the Program Review Panel (PRP).
If there are no concerns with the PERCA application, it will go before the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) for approval.
See complete chart of criteria and what happens if different criteria are flagged.
For all PERCAs that the PRP reviews, the PRP will make a recommendation to PELSB.
PELSB will decide if a program has continuing approval or continuing approval with a focus area. For programs that already had a focus area, PELSB will decide whether to assign probationary status if it did not meet the conditions of the improvement plan, continue with the focus area, or remove the focus area. For programs on probationary status, they may move to continuing approval, continuing approval with a focus area, or be discontinued.
Submission by October 31 - Allows the opportunity for two reviews by the Program Review Panel (February and April) if needed.
Submission by December 31 - Assures the opportunity for one review by the Program Review Panel (April) if needed.
Submission after December 31 - Has the potential to be disapproved by the board with no opportunity for review by the Program Review Panel.