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State Program Approval Council (SPAC)

New Jersey's SPAC serves a vital role in the approval process for educator preparation programs. Specifically, the role of the SPAC is to:

  • Advise the Commissioner on matters pertaining to educator preparation quality;
  • Participate in the program approval process for initial and substantially revised programs;
  • Consider program information required for periodic review and recommend appropriate action regarding a program's status;  and
  • Make recommendations for program approval to the Department.

New SPAC Membership

The application window for new SPAC members has closed; the Department is now reviewing applications and will announce the Commissioner's appointment decisions in the coming weeks.