Application of The University of Southern California of Los Angeles, California to Operate in Pennsylvania
[39 Pa.B. 7225]
[Saturday, December 26, 2009]
Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and
Invitation to Protest
Under 24 Pa.C.S.A. § 6503(e) (relating to certification of institutions), the Department of Education (Department) will consider the application of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA to have a Certificate of Authority approving the operation of its Rossier School of Education by contract with 2tor, Inc. to provide its program in Teaching leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree online with the Guided Practice portion conducted in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Mifflintown and West Grove, PA. Individual faculty at the school districts would be contracted by USC to serve as a 'Master Teacher' mentor to one or more USC program students.
In accordance with 24 Pa.C.S.A. § 6503(e), the Department will act upon this application without hearing, unless within 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin a written request for public hearing is filed with the Department, along with a notice of intervention, a petition to intervene or protest in accordance with 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.23 and 35.24 (relating to protest) or 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.27—35.32 (relating to intervention).
Petitions to intervene, protest and request for hearing shall be filed with Carol M. D. Gisselquist, Higher Education Specialist, (717) 787-4448, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 on or before 4 p.m. on the due date prescribed by this notice. Persons wishing to review the application should phone or write to the aforementioned office to schedule a time for an in-office review. Duplicate copies of the application are not available.
Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing, if held, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate, contact Carol M. D. Gisselquist at (717) 787-4448 to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs.
GERALD L. ZAHORCHAK, D.Ed.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2377. Filed for public inspection December 24, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]
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