TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PERSONNEL
PART 30 PROGRAMS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PRINCIPALS IN ILLINOIS
SECTION 30.80 PROGRAM APPROVAL AND REVIEW


 

Section 30.80  Program Approval and Review

 

a)         A program seeking approval shall follow the procedures set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.120 (Approval of Educator Preparation Programs by the State Board of Education).

 

b)         In addition to meeting the requirements of 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.120, the program proposal required to be submitted as part of the request for approval shall specify how the program will meet the requirements set forth in this Part, as well as address each of the following:

 

1)         The guidance to be developed to ensure that faculty supervisors effectively assist candidates to optimize their experiences during the internship;

 

2)         The roles and responsibilities of candidates and faculty supervisors;

 

3)         Employment criteria used in selecting and evaluating adjunct faculty;

 

4)         The process the institution or not-for-profit entity will use to communicate with the faculty supervisor and candidate;

 

5)         Any additional requirements for admission to the program that the institution or not-for-profit entity will impose;

 

6)         A description of the rubric the program will use to assess and evaluate the quality of a candidate's portfolio required under Section 30.70;

 

7)         The competencies, to include those specified in Section 30.45(a), expected of candidates who complete the program and how those expectations will be communicated to the candidate upon his or her admittance to the program;

 

8)         The activities to meet the expectations embedded in the critical success factors specified in Section 30.45(b) that will be required of candidates for completion of the program and how these activities and expectations will be communicated to the candidate upon his or her admittance to the program;

 

9)         A copy of the partnership agreement or agreements and a description of the partners' involvement in the development of the program, a description of the roles each partner will have, and information on how the partnership will continue to operate and how it will be evaluated; 

 

10)        A copy of any agreements with school districts or nonpublic schools (other than those participating in the partnership) that will serve as sites for the internship or field experiences;

 

11)        A description of each course proposed and the internship, to include:

 

A)        a course syllabus;

 

B)        how progress will be measured and successful completion will be determined;

 

C)        a data table that demonstrates each course's, and the internship's, alignment to the ISLLC 2008 standards (see Section 30.30(c)); and

 

D)        for individual courses, a detailed description of any field experiences required for course completion;

 

12)        Copies of assessments and rubrics to be used in the program, including but not limited to samples of scenarios to which a candidate must provide a written response and interview questions for selection in the program and any additional assessments to be used for the internship beyond what is required under Section 30.45;

 

13)        A description of the coursework for candidates and training to be provided for faculty members relative to the evaluation of licensed staff under Article 24A of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/Art. 24A];

 

14)        A letter signed by the chief administrator of the institution and/or the not-for-profit entity, stating its commitment to hiring additional full-time faculty if enrollment in the program increases; and

 

15)        A complete description of how data on the program will be collected, analyzed, and used for program improvement, and how these data will be shared with the educational unit or not-for-profit entity and the partnering school district or nonpublic school.

 

c)         A request for program approval shall be submitted to the State Superintendent for consideration (see 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.120(a)).  The State Superintendent shall provide a complete request to the Principal Preparation Review Panel for its review and recommendation as to whether the program should be approved.  The panel, to be appointed by the State Superintendent, shall consist of:

 

1)         two individuals holding current and valid Illinois professional educator licenses endorsed in a teaching field, or, until June 30, 2019, school support personnel area, and currently employed in Illinois public schools;

 

2)         four individuals holding current and valid professional educator licenses endorsed for principal or general administrative, and currently employed as principals in Illinois public schools;

 

3)         two individuals holding current and valid professional educator licenses endorsed for superintendent pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.365 or 25.360, as applicable, and currently employed as superintendents in Illinois public schools;

 

4)         two individuals from institutions of higher education in Illinois that have a recognized educational unit approved for the provision of educator preparation programs pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.Subpart C, one of whom shall be from a public institution and one of whom shall be from a nonpublic institution;

 

5)         one licensed staff member currently employed in a school district in any city in Illinois having a population exceeding 500,000; and

 

6)         one individual representing the Illinois business community.  If the individual appointed is unable to attend all meetings, he or she may request that an alternate be appointed to attend in his or her absence.

 

d)         The Principal Preparation Review Panel shall acknowledge receipt of the request for approval within 30 days after receipt.  Based upon its review, the Panel may:

 

1)         issue a recommendation to the SEPLB that the principal preparation program be approved; a copy of that recommendation and notification of the SEPLB's meeting to consider the Panel's recommendation shall be provided to the applicant; or

 

2)         issue a recommendation to the SEPLB that the principal preparation program be denied, including the reasons for the recommended denial; a copy of that recommendation and notification of the SEPLB's meeting to consider the Panel's recommendation shall be provided to the applicant.

 

e)         An institution or not-for-profit entity may withdraw its request for approval by notifying the State Superintendent of Education of its intent to withdraw no later than 15 days after it receives notification of the Principal Preparation Review Panel's recommendation.

 

f)         Actions following upon the recommendation of the SEPLB shall be as described in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.160 (Notification of Recommendations; Decisions by State Board of Education).

 

g)         An approved principal preparation program shall be subject to the review process set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.Subpart C.

 

(Source:  Amended at 40 Ill. Reg. 13658, effective September 15, 2016)