AL Dept of Ed Leadership & Evaluation

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This page contains the latest information regarding questions sent to the State Department of Education related to professional learning units (PLUs).  It will be updated as new information is released to the public regarding programs and/or initiatives related to leadership and evaluation.

Previous Memos

  1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to Instructional Leader Certification, Professional Study, and Professional Learning Units (PLUs)
  2. Professional Learning Units (PLUs) for Education Specialist and Doctoral courses
  3. List of approved courses offered at Alabama universities to earn a PLU - updated 1/25/13
  4. Out-of-State graduate program completion deadline extended
  5. PLU requirement for the Instructional Leader certificate

EDUCATEAlabama

  1. Webinar conducted April 20, 2011

Guidelines for LEA approval

  1. Evaluation Matrix may be used as a guideline for superintendents approving professional studies locally
  2. Formative Assessment guidelines for local education agencies (LEAs) designing and approving a formative assessment

Software Technology, Inc. Professional Development (STI PD)

  1. STI PD format for approved professional studies
  2. Documenting approved graduate courses from Alabama universities in STI PD
  3. Participants:  Where to locate a PLU documented in STI PD
  4. Professional Study Providers:  How to document a PLU in STI PD

Administrative Renewal Requirements (updated 02/24/2014)

Certificates in areas of Administration and Supervision expiring 2014 and 2015

 

Current requirements, as well as updates, may be found at http://www.alsde.edu/CertificationForms (click Certificate Renewal: Administrative)

EDUCATEAlabama

Teacher/Educator Evaluation

 

LEADAlabama

Instructional Leader Evaluation

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE SEMESTER RESIDENCY

PROFESSIONAL STUDY (ILPSA)

TORCHBEARER SCHOOLS

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Upcoming Professional Study Reviews

Applications received by:

 

· Apr. 28, 2014 will be reviewed May 13, 2014.

· Jul. 8, 2014 will be reviewed Jul. 22, 2014.

· Sept. 9, 2014 will be reviewed Sept. 23, 2014.