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Teacher Education Committee

The Teacher Education Committee functions as the governing body for the Teacher Education Program. This committee has the leadership role in approving changes in the program and monitoring it. Policy concerns may originate with either student groups, advisory councils, and/or the faculty itself. Upon review by the faculty group, proposals and ideas are then sent to the Teacher Education Committee for review.

The committee is composed of five appointed members of the School of Education, the Dean of the School of Education, and five elected members of the liberal arts faculty. Education faculty are appointed by the Dean of the School of Education and Exercise Science to represent the various areas of education.

Students who seek appeal or a petition for an exception to a policy must submit a request to the committee. The committee will discuss the appeal or the petition and direct in one of three ways: it will be approved, rejected, or delayed for additional information or clarification. If the committee approves or disapproves, the petition will be signed by the Chair of the Teacher Education Committee and the Dean of the School of Education. If the committee needs additional input, then a decision will be delayed until the information is gathered.

Instructions for Petitioning the Committee

A student has the right to appeal the decision of the Teacher Education Committee and may petition to appear before the committee in order to address the issues the TEC has raised by following the protocol listed below.

  • The student desiring to appeal the TEC’s decision should type a formal statement of his/her request, writing accurately, clearly, and specifically.
  • Include the following: the exact privilege, exemption, or request you wish to make
  • The letter should include:
    • The exact privilege, exemption, or request the student wishes to make
    • The student’s advisor's signature showing support of the petition (or no support)
    • The student’s signature with his/her address, email, and telephone number
  • The Chairperson of the Teacher Education Committee must receive the student’s letter of intent to appeal the committee’s decision within 14 days of the date on the correspondence from the TEC informing the student of its original ruling.

After appearing before the Teacher Education Committee, if the student’s appeal is denied, the student may appeal the TEC’s decision to the Academic Policies Committee.

  • The student desiring to appeal the TEC’s second decision should type a formal statement of his/her request, writing accurately, clearly, and specifically and address the letter to the chairperson of the Academic Policies Committee.
  • The letter should include:
    • The exact privilege, exemption, or request the student wishes to make
    • The student’s advisor's signature showing support of the petition (or no support)
    • The student’s signature with his/her address, email, and telephone number
  • The Chairperson of the Academic Policies Committee must receive the student’s letter of intent to appeal the Teacher Education Committee’s decision within 14 days of the date on the correspondence from the TEC informing the student of its second ruling.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education





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