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 Information 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

Members Expiration of Term
Dr. Mark Saka, Behavioral and Social Sciences ex officio, voting
Dr. Chris Estepp, Agriculture Education ex officio, voting
Dr. Jay Downing, Dean, Arts and Sciences ex officio, voting
Dr. Bonnie Warnock, Natural Resource Management ex officio, voting
Dr. Sharon Hileman, Languages and Literature ex officio, voting
Dr. Rob Kinucan, Dean, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences ex officio, voting
Dr. Angela Brown, Computer Science and Mathematics ex officio, voting
Dr. William Green, Business Administration ex officio, voting
Dr. Chris Ritzi, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences ex officio, voting
Dr. Hamin Shabazz, Dean, Education and Professional Studies ex officio, voting
Dr. Esther Rumsey, Fine Arts and Communication ex officio, voting
Dr. Jim Hector, Education ex officio, voting
Dr. Jim Case, Executive Vice President and Provost ex officio, voting
Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Director of Teacher Education, Chair ex officio, voting
   
Auxiliary Members
Vacant, Student Representative 9/30/2018
 
Staff Members
Ms. Lizet Holguin, Education Secretary ex officio, non-voting
Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Undergraduate Advisor ex officio, non-voting
Mr. Matthew Marsh, Testing and Certification Coordinator ex officio, non-voting
Mr. Elbert Bassham, TExAS Testing Coordinator ex officio, non-voting
Vacant, ExCET Testing Coordinator ex officio, non-voting