Posted Date: December 3, 2014

Author:  Lynn B. Mahaffie, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Teacher Preparation Program Accountability System under Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

On December 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 71819) proposing new regulations to implement requirements for the teacher preparation program accountability system under title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that would result in the development and distribution of more meaningful data on teacher preparation program quality (title II reporting system). The Secretary also proposes to amend the regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program under title IV of the HEA so as to condition TEACH Grant program funding on teacher preparation program quality and to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations and align them with title II reporting system data.

Comments on the proposed regulations may be submitted electronically through

Comments must be received no later than February 2, 2015. We have attached a pdf copy of the NPRM to this announcement.


NPRM in PDF Format, 685KB, 74 Pages


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