The Program Review process, which occurs during Year Five of the accreditation cycle, provides the Commission and the Institutional Review Team with evidence that an institution is consistently meeting program standards. The program documents enumerated in the instructions below provide the required information for the initial review in Year Five. If the review team determines that additional narrative or documentation is needed, the institution will be able to provide it prior to the site visit.

If an institution is submitting a new program for approval, full narrative responses must be submitted through Initial Program Review (IPR).  The instructions below are for currently approved programs.


Program Review Instructions

Program Review Instructions for all Preliminary and Initial Preparation Programs

Program Review Instructions for all Educator Induction (Teacher and Administrator) Programs

Required Course Matrices for Program Review

Preliminary General Education

    Preliminary Education Specialist (2014 Standards)

    Preliminary Education Specialist (2018 Standards)- for Indigo, Blue, and Green cohort institutions

    Education Specialist Added Authorization Programs


    Other Related Services Credentials

      Clinical or Rehabilitative

      Designated Subjects Teaching Credentials

      Specialist Credentials and Certificates

      Services Credentials

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      Updated March 18, 2021