SPA Program Review Process

Programs to be Submitted for SPA Review

What specialty licensure areas are defined by Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs)? What are unusual or special circumstances when preparing a SPA report? What are review requirements for add-on programs? What if a program is accredited by another accreditor?

SPA Program Review with National Recognition Report Writing Options

What choices do I have to write a SPA report? 

Program Report Submission Due Dates and Timelines

When is my SPA program report due – for initial review? 

Recognition Decisions

What decisions from the SPA can I expect?

Submission Process

Requesting Shells

A shell is a template used by programs to submit a SPA report. How do I request shell(s) for my program report(s)?

Linking Shells

Shells can be linked to save time and duplication of effort for programs in the same discipline. When and how do I link shells for such programs?

Guidelines on Submitting a SPA Initial Review Report

How do I write an initial review report? 

Guidelines for Submitting Revised SPA Program Reports

After a decision on the initial review report, how do I submit a revised program report?

Guidelines for Submitting Response to Conditions SPA Program Reports

After a decision on the initial review report, how do I submit a response to conditions report?

Policies

Guidelines on Program Review with National Recognition

What are the CAEP policies for SPAs to develop and revise standards and to conduct SPA program reviews? This document is useful for both SPAs and educator preparation providers.

Grade Policy

What is CAEP’s policy on reporting course grades?

Transcript Analysis

What is CAEP’s policy on conducting transcript analysis?

Data Requirements

What are the minimum data requirements for SPA Program Review with National Recognition?

SPA Standards & Report Forms

Where do I find SPA-specific standards, instructions, samples of report form templates, sample assessments, and contact information for SPA coordinators?