The institution clearly identifies the lines of authority and responsibility for any and all educator preparation programs within the
institution and provides assurance that only those person(s) employed by the program sponsor will recommend individuals to the Commission for a credential or
A program of professional preparation must be proposed and operated by an entity that makes all personnel decisions regarding the employment, retention or promotion of employees without unlawful discrimination. The entity must make all decisions regarding the admission, retention, and graduation of students without unlawful discrimination.
The New Hope Graduate School of Education follows lawful practices regarding employment, retention or promotion of staff, and admission, retention, and graduation of candidates as seen in the Staff Handbook and Student Handbook. In addition, the letter of assurance from the Unit Head reaffirms NHGSE’s understanding of these expectations.
The institution assures all of the following: a) That there will be compliance with all preconditions required for the initial program(s) the institution would like to propose (General and program specific preconditions for proposed programs must accompany this document)
Commission including but not limited to data reports and accreditation documents, will be submitted by the Commission approved entity for all educator preparation programs offered including extension divisions. c) That it will cooperate in an evaluation of the program by an external team or a monitoring of the program by a Commission staff member.
approved program, meeting the adopted standards, until the candidate;
iii. Is dropped from the program;
New Hope Graduate School of Education assures compliance with all preconditions, submission of all required CTC report, cooperation with all evaluation activities, participation in the CTC accreditation system, and that the program will offer the approved programs once candidates have been accepted and enrolled until i-Iv are met as evidenced by the assurance letter
The institution must identify a qualified officer responsible for reporting and responding to all requests from the Commission within the specified timeframes for data including, but not limited to: • program enrollments
Herinder Pegany, Executive Director of the New Hope Graduate School of Education is the the person responsible for reporting and responding to all requests from the Commission within the specified timeframes for data, including, but not limited to:
The institution must provide a plan for communicating and informing the public about the institution and the educator preparation programs. The plan must demonstrate that:
Information will be made available through various means of communication including but not limited to website, institutional catalog, and admission material.
The programs NHGSE plans to offer are:
Each of these programs has its own section on the NHGSE website as does the mission and vision (link), graduate and administration (link), admission procedures and requirements (link), course and fieldwork requirements (link), and completion requirements (link). The website also indicates that we have completed Stage 1 of the approval process and now are in Stage 2.
The institution must demonstrate that it will maintain and retain student records. Institutions seeking Initial Institutional Approval will provide verification that:
(a) Candidates will have access to and be provided with transcripts and/or other documents for the purpose of verifying academic units and program completion.
(b) All candidate records will be maintained at the main institutional site or central location (paper or digital copies).
(c) Records will be kept securely in locked cabinets or on a secure server located in a room not accessible by the public.
(a) Candidates will have access to their transcripts and/or other documents for the purpose of verifying academic units and program completion. Please see Candidate Records Plan for more detail.
(b) All candidate records (paper or digital copies) will be maintained at the main institutional site located at 201 Jessie Avenue, Sacramento CA 95838 (co-located with the Glenwood Elementary School, Robla School District).
(c) Records will be kept securely in locked cabinets or on a secure server located in the Executive Director’s office, a locked office which is not accessible by the public. The Executive Director’s office is at the Glenwood Elementary School site.
Institutions must disclose information regarding:
(a) The proposed delivery model (online, in person, hybrid, etc.)
(b) All locations of the proposed educator preparation programs including satellite campuses.
(c) Any outside organizations (those individuals not formally employed by the institution seeking IIA) that will be providing any direct educational services, and what those services will be, as all or part of the proposed programs.
(a)The New Hope GSE plans to use a hybrid delivery model for all of its programs. While the majority of the candidates’ experience will be in person, both for coursework and field work, candidates will experience portions of their coursework online (e.g. reading and online discussions, online projects, asynchronous video, summer foundations courses, pre-service.
(b) The New Hope GSE plans to offer all of its programs in the Sacramento area, specifically in the area in and around the Robla School District. Classes will be held either at the New Hope Charter School co-located on the Glenwood Elementary campus or at Robla School District facilities.
The institution and its personnel demonstrate veracity in all statements and documentation submitted to the Commission. Evidence of a lack of veracity is cause for denial of IIA.
An institution’s mission and vision for educator preparation is consistent with California’s approach to educator preparation.
*Note: A complete program design with significant detail included is not what is intended here as that will be submitted to ensure alignment with the Commission’s adopted program standards in Stage III. Rather, the intent is to provide the Commission with sufficient information to ensure that the institution’s philosophy and approach about educator preparation is consistent with California’s.
Submission Requirements for all institutions seeking IIA:
Institutions seeking IIA must have sponsored an educator preparation program leading to licensure, or participated as a partner in any educator preparation programs and/or
programs focused on K-12 public education and provide history related to that experience.
CTC staff will research available information about the institution relevant to the application for initial institutional approval Institutions must submit:Proof of third party notification enlisting comments to be sent to: Input@ctc.ca.gov
NHGSE does not offer education preparation programs outside of California so c-h do not apply.
An institution must submit a Capacity and Resources plan providing information about how it will sustain the educator preparation program(s) through a 2 – 3 year provisional approval (if granted) at a minimum. The institution must submit a plan to teach out candidates if, for some reason, the institution is unable to continue providing educator preparation program(s).
a)As a new institution, NHGSE does not have an audited budget for past years. NHGSE will exist in conjunction with the New Hope Charter School which does have a 5-year budget. The year by year budget has been approved by the New Hope Charter School Board (which will oversee both the charter school and then GSE).