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(1) The provider may request the approval of a new curricular program by describing the purpose, need, and objectives of the program and the impact on P-12 education.

(2) The provider:

(a) ensures that the program of study is based on current research, proven practice, and emerging trends in this field of P-12 school curriculum;

(b) works cooperatively with accredited school districts, education organizations, agencies, and P-20 stakeholders to design the program;

(c) implements, assesses, and evaluates the programꞌs impact on the identified P-12 needs;

(d) submits regular and systematic reports of the programꞌs impact on P-12 education to the state superintendent and the Board of Public Education; and

(e) updates and maintains program information on its Web page.

(3) The provider:

(a) articulates initial or advanced candidatesꞌ learning expectations pursuant to ARM Title 10, chapter 58, subchapters 3, 5, 6, and 7;

(b) aligns learning expectations and outcome assessments to the program objectives;

(c) describes the professional learning process, plan, and timeline to prepare personnel;

(d) establishes assessment and evaluation systems to collect, analyze, use, and report initial or advanced candidateꞌs progress in the program;

(e) ensures that the program is supported by identifiable human and physical resources available to the program and resources not under the control of the institution shall be outlined and confirmed by the Board of Public Education;

(f) creates a timetable that includes:

(i) the program's proposed implementation date;

(ii) the sequence of activities that will occur;

(iii) selection and schedules of regular and systematic intervals of candidate and program evaluations; and

(iv) the approximate date for submitting the program plan, timeline, and reports for program approval to the appropriate institutional officials and to the Superintendent of Public Instruction; and

(g) ensures that program evaluations have definite provisions for performance criteria and follow-up at specified intervals and the evaluations:

(i) align to initial or advanced standards pursuant to ARM Title 10, chapter 58, subchapters 3, 5, 6, and 7; and

(ii) ensure continuous program improvement by using data to inform decisions that provide positive impact on candidatesꞌ professional growth and on program development.

(4) The provider shall establish and administer the program and designate the appropriate division, school, college, or department within the institution to act on all matters relating to such program, according to general institutional policies.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121 MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15.

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