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).

Term: three-year and one-year student representative

Chair: Director of Teacher Education



Members Expiration of Term
Jay Downing, Behavioral & Social Sciences ex officio-voting
Don Dowdey, Library & Info. Technologies ex officio-voting
Chris Estepp, Agriculture Education ex officio-voting
Jim Case, 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
Larry Guerrero, Dean, Professional Studies ex officio-voting
Greg Schwab, Fine Arts & Communication ex officio-voting
Jim Hector, Education ex officio-voting
Quint Thurman, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs ex officio-voting
Scarlet Clouse, Director of Teacher Education, Chair ex-officio-voting
Auxiliary Members
Vacant, Student Representative 9/30/2017
 
Staff Members
Sandra Henry, 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