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Education Curricula Requirements

An important remaining issue in the proposed rules concerns the limitations on education curricula. We wish to collect data from each institution re: your secondary and elementary programs. Currently, the proposed rules require that secondary majors earn a major determined by the department (DOE) to substantially apply to a content area...". Secondary candidates would complete only a minor in education, consisting of 18 credit hours plus student teaching. Advisory Board members have been advised that in fact secondary education or teaching majors are required to complete more credit hours in the content areas than students in the arts and sciences. IACTE wants to share data from ALL of our members to reinforce this fact.

With respect to elementary programs, the proposed rules include:

Press Release

Response to Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA)

Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
August 17, 2009

Members of the Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (IACTE) are putting forward their own recommendations in light of the proposed changes in the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) proposed by Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Bennett. We as teacher educators praise efforts to strengthen the support and evaluation of beginning teachers through the recommended three-year residency. Proposals to increase the principals' involvement in teachers' professional development structured to improve students' learning are also a positive move. The proposed rules simplify and streamline the license renewal process.

IACTE Response to REPA Proposals

IACTE Response to REPA Proposals

Thanks to those of you who were able to attend our work session on August 6th. We had over 20 institutions represented and close to 50 individuals participate in the discussions.

Below is the message sent to each member of the Professional Standards Advisory Board along with these attachments. Work is being completed on a press release to be sent out Monday morning. As soon as we have it done, we will send a copy to each of you. We have been in conversations with the IAPSS (school superintendent association) about a possible joint press release, but have decided that individual ones will have the potential for greater impact.

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