The Teacher Education Committee recommends to the Executive Council, consults with the departments concerned, and assists the chair of the department of education regarding the policies, programs, and standards of admission for programs that lead to public school teaching licensure. It licenses students upon the recommendation of the Department of Education and the departments concerned, and reviews special cases brought to it by the Chair of the Department of Education.
The Chair of the Department of Education; three faculty members, one from each of the three divisions of the College; and two students who are earning licensure for teaching (to be appointed by the Department of Education).
The Registrar of the College is a nonvoting member of this committee. The chair of the committee shall be elected from the three elected faculty members at the first organizational meeting of the year called by the Chair of the Department of Education. The Chair of the Teacher Education Committee shall call meetings of the committee although any other member has this power. The Chair of the Department of Education shall normally prepare the agenda for the committee and initiate policy proposals for the consideration of the committee and shall be responsible for administering the Teacher Practitioner Preparation Program. Student members of this committee have the right to vote in all matters coming before the committee except below, matters of licensure.
The Committee shall...
- recommend to the Executive Council the general policies and programs of study in teacher education and the standards of admission to and continuation of such programs that lead to licensure for teaching in the public schools.
- consult with the departments concerned regarding the program of study leading to licensure and to assist the Chair of the Department of Education in administering the standards for continuation in programs of study leading to licensure.
- have the final authority to license students upon the recommendation of the Department of Education and the departments concerned and to review special cases brought to it by the Chair of the Department of Education.