Program Approval

Districts, Cooperatives, and Charter Schools need to submit a Program Approval Form to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) if they are:

  • Applying for a new program.
  • Making updates to an existing program.
  • A Carl D. Perkins consortia region that is up for five-year renewal.

The programs and courses listed within your district’s Program Approval Database are the programs and courses that you will report to MDE in your P-file (Perkins data submission). Find more information about program approvals and your data submission below.