Program Standards and Report Forms

Use the dropdown below to find SPA standards, program report forms, program report form instructions, and other resources.

All report forms are available in Adobe PDF format. NCATE is no longer able to provide MS Word versions of  the report forms. Note that NCATE will create program report shells in AIMS up to a year prior to report submission so that faculty can work on the report on line.

See also: New Options for Program Review

  

All Program Standards are in MS Word or PDF format.

All Program Report Forms are in Adobe PDF format.

All Program Report Instructions are in MS Word format.

Early Childhood Education (Initial Preparation)

SPA

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Resources and Links

NAEYC Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of NAEYC Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2012. NCATE approved a new set of NAEYC standards in 2010. Programs can use either the 2001 or the 2010 standards through Spring 2012. Beginning in Fall 2012, programs submitting reports must use the 2010 standards.

Reports Form(s)

Programs that meet the criteria for a blended early childhood general and special education program should submit a blended report form that includes responses to both the NAEYC and CEC standards. Information about the criteria for blended programs is available on the NAEYC Website.

Option A Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2010 Standards)

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Early Childhood Education (Advanced Preparation)

SPA

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Resources and Links

NAEYC Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of NAEYC Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through 2010. NCATE approved a new set of NAEYC standards in 2010. Programs can use either the 2001 or the 2010 standards through Spring 2012. Beginning in Fall 2012, programs submitting reports must use the 2010 standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2010 Standards)

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Early Childhood Education (Blended NAEYC/CEC)

SPA

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) / Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Resources and Links

NAEYC Website
CEC Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of NAEYC Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2012. NCATE approved a new set of NAEYC standards in 2010. Programs can use either the 2001 or the 2010 standards through Spring 2012. Beginning in Fall 2012, programs submitting reports must use the 2010 standards.

The 2001 edition of CEC Initial Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2013. NCATE approved a new set of CEC standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs submitting reports must use the new 2012 set of standards.

 

Reports Form(s)

Option A (NAEYC 2010/ CEC 2001)

Option A (NAEYC 2010/ CEC 2012)

Option B (NAEYC 2010/ CEC 2012)

 

Instructions

Option A Instructions (NAEYC 2010/ CEC 2001)

Option A Instructions (NAEYC 2010/ CEC 2012)

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Educational Communications and Technology

SPA

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)

NOTE: In March 2011, AECT notified NCATE that it would withdraw as an NCATE SPA effective June 30, 2011. NCATE will not accept new program reports for AECT starting in Fall 2011. All programs currently in process will be given the opportunity to resubmit if they choose to do so.

Resources and Links

AECT Website

Standards

The 2000 edition of AECT Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through 2011.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (Master's Level)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (Master's Level)

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Educational Communications and Technology (Initial & Advanced Preparation)

SPA

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Resources and Links

ISTE Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of ISTE Standards for Technology Facilitation and Leadership are applicable to program reports submitted through 2012. NCATE approved a new set of ISTE standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs must use the 2012 edition of ISTE Standards for Technology Coach and Director.

The 2002 edition of ISTE Standards for Computer Science Education are applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2013. ISTE submitted new standards to NCATE in Fall 2012 and is working on final revisions to the new standards based on feedback from the NCATE Specialty Areas Studies Board (SASB).  It is anticipated that ISTE will submit revisions for final approval in Spring 2013.  After the new standards and forms are posted, programs can use either set of standards for the following three review cycles after which program must use the new standards.
 

Reports Form(s)

Secondary Computer Science Education (CS)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

 

Technology Facilitation Endorsement/Coach (TF)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Option A Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

 

Technology Leadership/Directors (TL)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Option A Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Instructions

Secondary Computer Science Education (CS)

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

 

Technology Facilitation Endorsement/Coach (TF)

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

Option A Program Report Instructions (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report  Instructions (2012 Standards)

Technology Leadership/Directors (TL)

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

Option A Program Report Instructions (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report  Instructions (2012 Standards)

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Educational Leadership

SPA

Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)

Resources and Links

ELCC Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of ELCC Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Fall 2012. NCATE approved a new set of ELCC standards in Spring 2011. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2012. Beginning in Spring 2013, programs submitting reports must use the new set of standards.

2011 ELCC Building Level Standards (Adobe PD)

2011 ELCC Building Level Standards (Quick Guide) (Adobe PDF)

2011 ELCC District Level Standards (Adobe PDF)

2011 ELCC District Level Standards (Quick Guide) (Adobe PDF)

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (Building Level)

Option A Program Report Form (District Level)

Option B Program Report Form (Building Level)

Option B Program Report Form (District Level)

Option C Program Report Form (Building Level)

Option C Program Report Form (District Level)

Option A Program Report Form 2011 (Building Level)

Option A Program Report Form 2011 (District Level)

Option B Program Report Form 2011 (Building Level)

Option B Program Report Form 2011 (District Level)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (Building Level)

Option A Instructions (District Level)

Option B Instructions (Building Level)

Option B Instructions (District Level)

Option C Instructions (Building Level)

Option C Instructions (District Level)

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Elementary Education

SPA

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Resources and Links

ACEI Website

Standards

The 2007 edition of ACEI Standards is applicable to programs reports submitted through 2016. ACEI plans to withdrawl as a SPA beginning Spring 2015. CAEP will appoint an advisory committee to develop new Elementary Education Standards. These standards are anticipated to be ready January 2017. More information will be provided regarding this transition as it becomes available.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

SPA

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Resources and Links

TESOL Website

Standards

NCATE approved a new set of TESOL standards in 2009. All programs must now use these standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2009 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2009 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2009 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2009 Standards)

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English Language Arts Education

SPA

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Resources and Links

NCTE Website

Standards

The 2003 edition of NCTE Standards is applicable to programs reports submitted through 2012. NCATE approved a new set of NCTE standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs submitting reports must use the new 2012 NCTE standards.

 

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Option A Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

Option A Instructions (2012 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2012 Standards)

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Environmental Education

SPA

North American Association for Environmental Education

Resources and Links

NAAEE Website

Standards

NAAEE Standards. NAAEE is submitting a new set of standards to NCATE in Fall 2014. If approved, programs can use either set of standards through Spring 2016. Beginning in Fall 2016, programs submitting reports must use the new set of standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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Foreign Languages Education

SPA

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Resources and Links

ACTFL Website

Standards

The 2002 edition of ACTFL Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through 2013. CAEP approved a new set of ACTFL standards in Fall 2013. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2015. Beginning in Spring 2016, programs submitting reports must use the new 2013 ACTFL Standards.

 

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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Gifted Education

SPA

National Association of Gifted Children / Council for Exceptional Children (NAGC/CEC)

Resources and Links

NAGC Website

CEC Website

Standards

NAGC-CEC Teacher Knowledge and Skill Standards for Gifted and Talented Education is applicable through 2013.  CAEP approved a new set of NAGC/CEC standards in Fall 2013. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2015. Beginning in Spring 2016, programs submitting reports must use the new 2013 NAGC/CEC Standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Option A Program Report Form (2013 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2013 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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Health Education

SPA

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) / American Association for Health Education (AAHE)

Resources and Links

AAHPERD Website

Standards

NCATE approved a new set of AAHE standards in 2008. All programs must now use these standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2008 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2008 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2008 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2008 Standards)

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Initial Licensure/Post Baccalaureate

SPA

Initial Licensure/Post Baccalaureate (IL/PB)

Resources and Links

IL/PB Guidelines

Standards

Many secondary post-baccalaureate programs have been developed for candidates who enter the program already having been prepared in the content area; typically candidates enter the program with an undergraduate major in the field. A new process has been created for institutions that are submitting program reports in five different content areas--English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Foreign Languages.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions

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Mathematics Education

SPA

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Resources and Links

NCTM Website

Standards

The 2003 edition of NCTM Standards (Secondary, Middle Level, Elementary) is applicable to program reports submitted through 2012. NCATE approved a new set of NCTM standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs submitting reports must use the new 2012 (Secondary, Middle Level, Elementary) set of standards. The content addenda for each level can be found at:

NCTM/NCATE Content for Secondary
NCTM/NCATE Content for Middle Grades
NCTM/NCATE Content for Elementary Mathematics Specialist

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (Secondary)

Option A Program Report Form (Middle Level)

Option A Program Report Form (Elementary)

Option B Program Report Form (Secondary)

Option B Program Report Form (Middle Level)

Option B Program Report Form (Elementary)

Option C Program Report Form (Secondary)

Option C Program Report Form (Middle Level)

Option C Program Report Form (Elementary)

Option A Program Report Form (Elementary Specialist) (2012)

Option A Program Report Form (Middle Level) (2012)

Option A Program Report Form (Secondary) (2012)

Option B Program Report Form (Elementary Specialist) (2012)

Option B Program Report Form (Middle Level) (2012)

Option B Program Report Form (Secondary) (2012)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (Secondary)

Option A Instructions (Middle Level)

Option A Instructions (Elementary)

Option B Instructions (Secondary)

Option B Instructions (Middle Level)

Option B Instructions (Elementary)

Option C Instructions (Secondary)

Option C Instructions (Middle Level)

Option C Instructions (Elementary)

Option A Instructions (Elementary Specialist) (2012)

Option A Instructions (Middle Level) (2012)

Option A Instructions (Secondary) (2012)

Option B Instructions (Elementary Specialist) (2012)

Option B Instructions (Middle Level) (2012)

Option B Instructions (Secondary) (2012)

 

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Middle Level Education

SPA

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
formerly National Middle School Association (NMSA)

Resources and Links

AMLE Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of AMLE Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through 2012. NCATE approved the AMLE Standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either the 2001 or the 2012 standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs submitting reports must use the 2012 standards

Reports Form(s)

Initial

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

 Option A Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Master's

Option A Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Initial

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

 Option A Instructions (2012 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2012 Standards)

Master's

Option A Instructions

Option C Instructions

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Physical Education (Initial)

SPA

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) / National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

Resources and Links

AAHPERD Website

Standards

NCATE approved a new set of NASPE standards in 2008. All programs must now use these standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (Initial)

Option B Program Report Form (Initial)

Option C Program Report Form (Initial)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (Initial)

Option B Instructions (Initial)

Option C Instructions (Initial)

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Reading Education

SPA

International Reading Association (IRA)

Resources and Links

All institution program coordinators should obtain a copy of Standards of Reading Professionals (see IRA Website for ordering information)

Standards

The 2003 edition of IRA Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2012. NCATE approved a new set of IRA standards in 2010. Programs can use either the 2003 or the 2010 standards through Spring 2012. Beginning in Fall 2012, programs submitting reports must use the 2010 standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2010 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2010 Standards)

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School Library/Media Specialist

SPA

American Library Association (ALA) / American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Resources and Links

ALA Website

Standards

The 2002 edition of ALA/AASL Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 20120. NCATE approved a new set of ALA/AASL standards in 2010.

Programs can use either the 2002 standards or the 2010 standards through Spring 2012. Beginning in Fall 2012, programs submitting reports must use the 2010 standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Option C Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2010 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2010 Standards)

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School Psychology

SPA

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Resources and Links

NASP Website

Standards

The 2000 edition of NASP Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Fall 2012. NCATE approved the 2010 NASP Standards in 2012. Programs can use either the 2000 or the 2010 standards through Spring 2014. Beginning in Fall 2014, programs submitting reports must use the 2010 standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2010 Standards)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2010 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2010 Standards)

Option A Instructions

Option B Instruction

Option C Instructions

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Science Education

SPA

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Resources and Links

NSTA Website

Standards

The 2004 edition of NSTA Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Fall 2012. NCATE approved the 2012 NSTA Standards in 2012. Programs can use either the 2004 or the 2012 standards through Spring 2014. Beginning in Fall 2014, programs submitting reports must use the 2012 standards.

NSTA Content Analysis Form

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (2012 Standards)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions (2012 Standards)

Option B Instructions (2012 Standards)

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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Social Studies Education

SPA

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Resources and Links

NCSS Website

Standards

The 2004 NCSS Standards are applicable to program reports submitted through 2016. NCSS is submitting a new set of standards to CAEP in Fall 2016. If approved, programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2018. Beginning in Spring 2019, programs submitting reports must use the new set of standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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Special Education

SPA

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Resources and Links

CEC Website

Standards

The 2001 edition of CEC Initial Standards is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2013. NCATE approved a new set of CEC standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs submitting reports must use the new 2012 set of standards.
 

CEC currently reviews the following advanced programs: Special Education Administration, Educational Diagnostician, Transition Specialist, Technology Specialist. The 2008 edition of the CEC Advanced Standards (MS Word) is applicable to program reports submitted through Spring 2013. NCATE approved a new set of CEC standards in Fall 2012. Programs can use either set of standards through Fall 2014. Beginning in Spring 2015, programs submitting reports must use the new 2012 set of standards.

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form (Initial)

Option A Program Report Form (Advanced)

Option B Program Report Form (Initial)

Option B Program Report Form (Advanced)

Option C Program Report Form (Initial)

Option C Program Report Form (Advanced)

 

Option A Program Report Form (Initial) (2012 Standards)

Option A Program Report Form (Advanced) (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (Initial) (2012 Standards)

Option B Program Report Form (Advanced) (2012 Standards)

 

Instructions

Option A Instructions (Initial)

Option A Instructions (Advanced)

Option B Instructions (Initial)

Option B Instructions (Advanced)

Option C Instructions (Initial)

Option C Instructions (Advanced)

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Technology and Engineering Education

SPA

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association / Council on Technology Teacher Education (ITEEA/CTTE)

Resources and Links

ITEEA/CTTE Website

Standards

The 2003 edition of ITEA/CTTE Standards is applicable to fall 2004 reports, and through 2011.

NOTE: ITEEA/CTTE notified NCATE that it would withdraw as an NCATE SPA. NCATE will not accept new program reports for ITEEA/CTTE starting in Spring 2012. All programs currently in process will be given the opportunity to resubmit if they choose to do so.

 

Reports Form(s)

Option A Program Report Form

Option B Program Report Form

Option C Program Report Form

Instructions

Option A Instructions

Option B Instructions

Option C Instructions

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