PESB operates a variety of standards to specify what Educator Preparation Program (EPP) quality looks like. EPP providers must ensure these standards are upheld through program structures.
What are the standards and competencies?
- Program standards: Program standards identify program features and activities. View program standards.
- Role standards: Role standards define certificate-specific skills and knowledge for candidates. View role standards.
- Endorsement competencies: Endorsement competencies outline the relevant subject matter for teacher candidates seeking that endorsement. View endorsement competencies.
- Cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion (CCDEI) standards: A significant component of advancing equity in education is ensuring that every student learns from well-prepared educators. A critical step in an educator’s preparation journey is their ability to demonstrate cultural responsiveness and center diversity, equity, and inclusion in how they support their students. The CCDEI standards equip educators with the tools they need to do this. View CCDEI standards.
- Instructional topics: Instructional topics required for educator certification are also included in the standards, and considered at approval and review. View required instructional topics.
Incorporating standards and competencies into programs
These standards work together to define preparation program requirements in structure, actions, and content.
- Role standards and endorsement competencies are incorporated into the program standards in specific standard component areas.
- CCDEI standards are integrated throughout the program standards to ensure both program structures and program completers are systematically culturally responsive.
- At approval, PESB asks for a prospective provider to describe and provide evidence of how they intend to uphold standards in their prospective program.
- At review, PESB uses data to indicate how well a program ensures these features, actions, and candidate skills and knowledge.