Title II-Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

Accountability for Educator Preparation in Georgia focuses on the quality of the candidates preparing for state certification, as well as the performance of state-approved educator preparation providers (EPPs). In addition to state accountability measures, EPPs are subject to federal accountability regulations.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA). This federal legislation requires all state-approved EPPs that prepare teachers for initial certification and all states to submit to the U.S. Department of Education annual reports regarding the quality of educator preparation and certification.

EPPs annually enter the federally-required information into the Title II Institutional and Program Report Card (IPRC) data system, which informs the state’s annual report. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) is the agency responsible for preparing and submitting the state report for Georgia.

Each state’s report, which includes individual EPP and statewide data, is available at https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx.

Examples of required data in the state report card include:
  • List of Programs
  • Program Requirements for Program Entry and Program Exit
  • Supervised Clinical Experience
  • Enrollment and Completion data
  • Pass Rates
  • Annual Goals
  • Use of Technology
  • Teacher Training
Click click here to access Sections 205 through 208 of Title II of the HEA.
Georgia state-approved EPPs may contact their Education Specialist with any Title II reporting questions or needed assistance.