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Educator Preparation Council

The Educator Preparation Council will be the executive body responsible for all issues related to educator preparation and certification and shall represent the Faculty of Educator Preparation. Membership in the Educator Preparation Council will include:

1    Coordinating-Chair:  Dean of the College of Education
2    Co-Chairs:  Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Dean of Health Sciences
10  College of Education Representatives--One from each program--varies with numbers of programs:
        Early Childhood
        Educational Leadership 
        Instructional Technology & Library Media
        Middle Grades 
        Reading, Literacy and Language 
        Special Education
        Secondary Education
        Kinesiology and Physical Education

6   Liberal Arts Representatives--One representative from the following areas:
        Modern Languages and Cultures
        Music Education, Art or Theatre
        Social Science

5   P-12 Representatives: Five elected from the formally identified host teachers and administrators
4   GC Education Students: Two undergraduates and two graduate
1   RESA representative
1   Certification Officer
1   College of Business Representative
30 Total

College (Education, Liberal Arts, Business, and Health Sciences) and P-12 representatives shall serve two-year terms, with half the representatives elected each year. Representatives may serve consecutive terms.

The Educator Preparation Council shall:

1. Be responsible for all issues related to educator preparation and certification, including the approval of courses, programs, and degree requirements.
2. Have the authority to evaluate programs and to oversee the articulation of various teacher certification programs on campus within the terms of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Professional Standards Commission, the Board of Regents, and other standard setting bodies appropriate to each discipline.
3. Determine decisions of the Educator Preparation Council where possible by consensus.


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