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
Mark Saka, Behavioral & Social Sciences ex officio-voting
April Becker, Library & Info. Technologies ex officio-voting
Chris Estepp, Agriculture Education ex officio-voting
Jay Downing, Dean, Arts & Sciences ex officio-voting
Bonnie Warnock, Natural Resource Management ex officio-voting
Sharon Hileman, Languages & Literature ex officio-voting
Rob Kinucan, Dean, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences ex officio-voting
Rafael Azuaje, Computer Science & Mathematics ex officio-voting
William Green, Business Administration ex officio-voting
Chris Ritzi, Biology, Geology and Physical Sciences ex officio-voting
Kip Sullivan, Dean, Professional Studies ex officio-voting
Esther Rumsey, Fine Arts & Communication ex officio-voting
Jim Hector, Education ex officio-voting
Jim Case, Executive Vice President and Provost ex officio-voting
Scarlet Clouse, Director of Teacher Education, Chair ex-officio-voting
Auxiliary Members
Vacant, Student Representative 9/30/2017
Staff Members
, Education Secretary ex officio-non-voting
Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Undergraduate Advisor ex officio-non-voting
Matthew Marsh, Testing and Certification Coordinator ex officio-non-voting
, ExCET and TExAS Testing Coordinator ex officio-non-voting