ERIC Number: ED354642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Digest of Standards Relating to Personnel Preparation Programs in Special Education and Related Services Issued by Regional Institutional Accrediting Bodies.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This digest summarizes the professional standards developed by the six Regional Institutional Accrediting Bodies for accreditation of special education and related services personnel preparation programs. The accrediting bodies are: the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For each of the six organizations, seven categories of information are outlined: (1) eligibility of programs for accreditation; (2) curriculum (overall institutional, core curriculum, and other special requirements); (3) relationship to the world of practice (clinical and field-based experience, follow-up of graduates, and relationship with the field); (4) students (admission, monitoring, advisory services, exit criteria, multicultural groups, and persons with disabilities); (5) faculty (qualifications, faculty load, faculty development, and faculty evaluation); (6) governance (relationship of program to institution, authority/autonomy, structure and administration, and planning); and (7) resources (personnel, fiscal, facilities, library, equipment, and supplies). (JDD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Certification, Curriculum, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Criteria, Governance, Higher Education, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Regional Programs, Resources, Special Education, Standards, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.