Educator Preparation Stakeholders Council

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

Focus: A purposeful exchange of ideas to benefit P-20 outcomes. 

Membership: (29 members)

  1. College of Education Dean/Dean’s Appointee (Dr. Holley Roberts)
  2. College of Education Director of Partnerships and Field Placements (Mrs. Claire Garrett)
  3. Department Chair, Professional Learning and Innovation (Dr. Linda Bradley)
  4. Department Chair, Teacher Education (Dr. Desha Williams)
  5. Pre- Education Coordinator (Dr. Joanne Previts)
  6. Director of Georgia College Early College (Dr. Runee Sallad)
  7. Department Chair, Music (or appointee) (Dr. Jennifer Flory)
  8. Department Chair, Health and Human Performance (or appointee)  (Dr. Kevin Hunt)
  9. Faculty Member, Teacher Education (TBA)
  10. Faculty Member, Professional Learning and Innovation (TBA)
  11. Dean of Arts and Sciences (or appointee) (TBA)
  12. Field Based/Clinical Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Performance (TBA)
  13. Director of Science Education Center (Dr. Catrena H. Lisse)
  14. Director of Call Me MiSTER (Dr. Emmanuel Little)
  15. Executive Director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (or appointee) (TBA)
  16. Director of Admissions (or appointee) (TBA)
  17. GC Undergraduate Student (TBA)
  18. GC Graduate Student (TBA)
  19. Georgia Military College representative (TBA)
  20. Community Member (retired teacher, school board member, advisory board member, business leader) (TBA)
  21. Superintendent Baldwin County School District (or appointee)  (Dr. Noris Privce)
  22. School District Administrator (TBA)
  23. School District Administrator (TBA)
  24. Teacher Early Childhood Education (TBA)
  25. Teacher Middle Grades (TBA)
  26. Teacher Special Education (TBA)
  27. Teacher Service Teacher (Instructional Technology, Library Media, Teacher Leader, Literacy) (TBA)
  28. P-12 Assessment Administrator (TBA)
  29. Recent Graduate of College of Education (TBA)

Membership Selection and Terms

  • Members will be selected based on diversity of thought, perspectives, and experience.
  • Members will serve by position or term.


  • The committee will meet a minimum of once per university semester.

The Educator Preparation Stakeholders Council shall:

  • Be responsible for all issues related to educator preparation and certification, including the approval of courses, programs, and degree requirements. 
  • 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. 
  • Determine decisions of the Educator Preparation Council where possible by consensus

College of Education

Contact Information

Dr. Joe Peters

Dr. Joe Peters

220C Kilpatrick Education Center

PhD., Science Education & Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh


Cultural Diversity, Higher Education Leadership


Dr. Joe Peters is the Dean of Education at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA. He has oversight for two departments including Teacher Education (Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special, and Pre-Education programs) and Professional Learning and Innovation (Literacy/ Reading/Language, Instructional Technology/Library Media, Foundations, Educational Leadership programs) as well as the Call Me MISTER program at Georgia College and Early College (Grades 7-12) in partnership with Baldwin and Putnam County Georgia Public Schools. Dr. Peters graduated with a Ph.D in science education with a research methodology minor in 1990 and joined the University of West Florida faculty as a professor of science education. At UWF, he was the Chair of Teacher Education, Associate Dean for Educator Preparation, and Coordinator of the University’s Doctoral Program. During the 2007/2008 academic year, he was mentored by The University of Florida President Bernie Machen as an American Council on Education Fellow. Prior to Georgia College, he spent time at Northern Marianas College in Saipan and as Dean of Education at Chaminade University (2011-2015). He joined Georgia College as Dean on January 1, 2015. Prior to his higher education experience, Dr. Peters spent three years on active duty in the Army from 1975-1978 where he completed his GED. He subsequently attended Mercyhurst College where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in elementary education in 1982. He taught grades K8 physical education and grades 5-8 science before returning to graduate in 1984 with his dual master’s degree in both natural sciences and environmental education at Gannon University. He then taught high school science in the Erie, Pennsylvania Public School District until 1987 when he began teaching assistant and research associate positions at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Peters was direct commissioned in the Army Reserve as a First Lieutenant in 1988 and promoted to Captain in 1992. His military service includes assignments as an Environmental Science Officer, MASH Company Commander, and Civil Affairs Public Education Officer. Dr. Peters’ past community service includes participation as executive director representative to the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, North American representative to the International Council of Associations for Science Education, Executive Director of the Association for Science Teacher Education, the Public Relations representative and President of the East-West Toastmasters in Hawaii, member of the Macon, GA Toastmasters, participation with the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Leadership Pensacola program, assistant scoutmaster, numerous Teacher of the Year Committees, serving on the Massage Therapy Advisory Council for Pensacola State College, Secretary of the Milledgeville, GA Rotary, and many other education boards and committees. He currently serves as a board member of the American Council on Education Fellows, Oconee Regional Educational Service Agency, and Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy. He also serves on the Lockerly Arboretum Education Committee, volunteers with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, is currently President of the Milledgeville, GA Rotary, and is President-Elect of the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Dr. Holley Roberts

Dr. Holley Roberts

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of The Graduate School
Contact Regarding: The Graduate School, The International Education Center, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, The Montessori Academy, The Learning Center, The Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy, and Facility Reservations
Contact Information


Parks Hall 307