New York State Regents Begin Conversation on Options for Educator Preparation Program Accreditation.
At its discussion on 12/12/2017, the Higher Education Committee to the New York State Board of Regents voted to consider initiating a regulatory change at its January 2018 Board meeting. The Regents and Commissioner discussed the value of considering additional accreditation options for educator preparation programs in New York. The following record of the item and discussion are available on the NYSED website:
“Discussion of Whether Educator Preparation Programs Should be Considered Continuously Accredited If They Apply for Accreditation Through an Alternative Professional Association that is Seeking Recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the United States Department of Education (USDE)
Your Committee discussed a conceptual approach to consider educator preparation programs continuously accredited if they apply to an association that is applying to USDE or CHEA for national recognition within a certain time period. Your Committee approved this approach. Therefore, the Department will bring to the Board at its January 2018 meeting a proposed regulatory change to Section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to consider EPPs participating in an alternative accreditation process to be continuously accredited for program registration purposes. HE (D) 1”
AAQEP is encouraged by the discussion and looks forward to working closely with all entities involved in preparing educators in New York.