Program Approval for University of California / California State University Requirements
Powerpoint on the A-G approvals and frequently asked questions
All Project Lead the Way (PTLW) courses are considered “previously approved” even though your school has not offered the course at your school site. All Project Lead the Way courses have program status and have been reviewed by a faculty committee for approval. The approval process for your school is relatively simple. Please note that those courses that are lab science-based must have the appropriate required prerequisite in order to be approved and must meet certain criteria. All Project Lead the Way (PTLW) course titles are followed by (PTLW).
Here are the steps to follow for submitting a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course as a new course:
1. On the 1st page of the “New Course” submission application, the update site prompts are for information about the teacher.
2. On the 2nd page of the “New Course” submission application, select “yes” when asked if the course is previously approved.
3. The next page will ask if the course is modeled after a school outside of the district, leave the default to “no”.
4. The following page will ask if the course is being reinstated, leave the default to “no”.
5. On the next page entitled, “Cover Page – Program Status”, change the default to “yes”.
6. The radio button will become accessible so that you may select “Project Lead the Way” from the Program Status list.
7. On the next page, type in the first three letters of the course title as it appeared on their UC-approved course list. Do not press “Enter”. A drop down menu will appear where you may select the ROP from a list.
8. On the next page, type in the first three letters of the course title as it appeared on their UC-approved course list. Do not press “Enter”. A drop down menu will appear where you may select the course from a list. Please note that the exact course title must be used on the submission.
9. Fill in the rest of the required fields in the “New Course” submission application.
10. Review the course submission on the “Course Summary” page and when the information is correct, click “next”.
11. On the “Course Submission” page, enter a contact e-mail where the submission confirmation e-mail should be sent and click “Submit”.
12. Verify that your new course submission has been submitted by checking for a confirmation e-mail sent to the contact e-mail and that the submission appears in the “Recent Work – Submitted” box at the bottom of the “Start Here” page.
Tip: If the school does not include required information, such as prerequisite(s), the course may not be approved for the school site. Although these prerequisites must be shown on your submission, the teacher may wave them on a case-by-case basis for students that have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and ability in some other way.