13A.04.15.04

.04 Approval Requirements.

A. Credit-bearing online courses provided to students by a local education agency (LEA) are subject to Department approval by a committee to ensure that the course meets instructional standards and is in compliance with the technology standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and COMAR 13A.05.02.13H and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA (December 2008).

B. Noncredit-bearing courses and blended courses provided to students by a local education agency do not require Department approval.

C. All online professional development courses offered by vendors to local education agencies are subject to Department approval by a committee to ensure that the course meets instructional standards and is in compliance with the technology standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and COMAR 13A.05.02.13H and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA (December 2008).