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

This council 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

Member [updated Spring 2019] Expiration of Term
April Aultman Becker, Dean of Library and Research Technologies

Dr. Angela Brown, Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr. Jay Downing, Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Chris Estepp, Agriculture Education

Dr. William Green, Business Administration

Dr. Jim Hector, Kinesiology and Human Performance

Dr. Ryan Luna, Natural Resource Management

Dr. Laura Payne, Languages and Literature

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

Diana Rodriguez, Director of Teacher Education, Chair

Marjorie Scott, Fine Arts and Communication

Dr. Barbara Tucker, Education

Dr. Tiffiny Vincent, Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

Vacant, Dean of Education and Professional Studies

Vacant, Student Representative

Elbert Bassham, Testing and Certification Coordinator

Lizet Holguin, Education and PBICP Coordinator

Diana Rodriguez, Undergraduate ADvisor and PBICP Advisor

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