Teacher Education Committee

C34S

Membership List Y34G

Areas of Committee Concern

The Teacher Education Committee is concerned with:
  • Planning, developing, and administering a program for the education of teachers.
  • Engaging in continuous study of the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and making recommendations to the appropriate Curriculum Committee and/or the administration for any needed or desirable institutional policy changes with regard to teacher education.

Membership

  • Director of Teacher Education, chair
  • Eleven faculty members who serve as licensure program coordinators from each of the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, Spanish, Adventure, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Middle Grades Education, Music, Science (comprehensive and biology), Social Studies/History, and Special Education
  • Coordinator of Secondary and K-12 Programs
  • Director(s) of M.Ed. graduate program
  • Education and Wellness Department Chair
  • Director of Accreditation
  • Director of Education Outreach
  • Director of Teaching Fellows Program
  • Two to four public school representatives, appointed by the Dean of the School of Education
  • Two to four non-voting teacher candidates, appointed by the Dean of the School of Education

Policies and Procedures

  • The committee meets as often as necessary (usually three or four times per semester) to carry out its duties.
  • The committee develops and supervises a system of selection, interviewing, and enrollment of students for admission to the teacher education program.
  • The committee determines standards to be met by students for the satisfactory completion of teacher education curricula.
  • The committee provides guidance for students who have been admitted to the teacher education program and for their advisors.
  • The committee makes decisions on committee business through normal parliamentary procedure and a majority vote of members present.
  • The Chair selects another committee member to record the minutes of the meetings.
  • The committee chair or his/her designee notifies the Department of Education and Wellness and the candidate's advisor of a teacher education applicant's admission or rejection to the program.
  • The committee reviews and approves through a majority vote any curricular change in teacher education programs.
  • The committee forwards any proposed curricular changes concerning teacher education to the relevant School or Division Curriculum Committee (SDCC) for consideration. The relevant SDCC then forwards any approved change to the University Curriculum Committee.
  • The committee notifies the general faculty of any policy changes through communication with the University administration.

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