Teacher Education Council

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Teacher Education Council are to:

  1. Assist in the general evaluation of all aspects of the teacher education program and recommend policies and guidelines to meet the standards of the university, the Texas Education Agency, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  2. Review currently authorized teacher certification programs and recommend changes.
  3. Recommend institutional standards for student teaching, for practicums and internships in teacher education programs, and assist in the development of procedures for the implementation of standards.
  4. Make recommendations on student appeals which may be referred to the council by the Director of Teacher Education. Students must make their appeals in writing and be willing to meet with the council.

Primary Responsibility Area: Academic

Membership

Shall consist of the chairs of departments with teacher certification programs, the Dean of Library and Research Technologies, the Director of Teacher Education, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of Professional Studies, the Dean of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and one student designated by the Student Government Association (to serve a one-year term).

Chair: Director of Teacher Education

Membership as of Fall 2019 Expiration of Term
April Aultman Becker, Dean of Library and Research Technologies

Dr. Angela Brown, Computer Science and Mathematics Department Chair

Dr. Jay Downing, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. William Green, Business Administration Department Chair

Dr. Chris Herrera, Kinesiology and Human Performance Department Chair

Dr. Ryan Luna, Natural Resource Management Department Chair

Dr. Laura Payne, Languages and Literature Department Chair

Dr. Chris Ritzi, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences Department Chair

Diana Rodriguez, Director of Teacher Education, Education and PBICP Coordinator – Chair

Marjorie Scott, Fine Arts and Communication Department Chair

Dr. Barbara Tucker, Dean of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Bonnie Warnock, Dean of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Matthew Marsh, Testing and Certification Coordinator

Dr. Jennifer Miller, Education Department Chair

Vacant, Student Representative

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09/30/2020