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ED/OPE RIN: 1840-AD07 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Teacher Preparation 

The Secretary proposed to (1) issue regulations under title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), so that annual State report cards on teacher preparation submitted to the Department as part of the title II reporting system provide more meaningful data on the performance of each teacher preparation program in the State, and (2) amend the regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program under title IV of the HEA to consider teacher preparation program quality when determining a program's eligibility to participate in the TEACH Grant Program and to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations and align them with title II reporting system data.

Some commenters requested clarification regarding how the proposed State reporting requirements would affect teacher preparation programs provided through distance education and TEACH Grant eligibility for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs provided through distance education.  In response to these comments, the Department is considering revising the proposed regulations to clarify these areas. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (supplemental NPRM) therefore reopens the public comment period on the Teacher Preparation Issues proposed rule for 30 days solely to seek comment on these specific issues.

Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 612    34 CFR 686   
Legal Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1022d   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/03/2014  79 FR 71820   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/05/2015 
Supplemental NPRM  04/01/2016  81 FR 18808   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  05/02/2016 
Final Action  09/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sophia McArdle
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 290-44,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 453-6318