Teacher Preparation Negotiated Rulemaking
The U.S. Department of Education established a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop proposed regulatory language for the federal teacher preparation programs including the TEACH Grant.
Based on public input, the Department has develop a preliminary list of TEACH Grant topics and issues it hopes to address at the teacher preparation negotiated rulemaking. Additional topics could be added.
- The definition of "high quality teacher preparation program" used to establish institutional eligibility to participate in the TEACH Grant program
- The definition of "high quality professional development services" used to establish institutional eligibility to participate in the TEACH Grant program
- The service and repayment obligations for TEACH Grants
The committee will meet for three sessions on the following dates:
- Session 1: January 18-20
- Session 2: February 27-29
- Session 3: April 3-5
The committee is comprised of negotiators representing higher education institutions (including NASFAA members), the student loan industry, students, consumers and Department officials. Complete list of negotiators >>
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- Negotiators Struggle to Define Institutional TEACH Grant Eligibility Requirement
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