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College of Education
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Teacher Education Council

Purpose:  The Teacher Education Council advises the Dean of the College of Education concerning matter of curriculum that leads to certification.  Faculty and staff responsible for certification programs meet at a minimum biannually to discuss curriculum, state rules governing certification, changes to certification programs and review accountability measures. 

Committee Members: Chair, John Miazga

  • John Klingemann, Department of History
  • Linda Lucksinger, Department of Teacher Education
  • Russel Wilke, Department of Biology
  • Laurence Musgrove, Department of English and Modern Languages
  • Edward Surface, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
  • June Smith, Department of Communication and Mass Media
  • Karl Havlak, Department of Mathematics
  • James Summerlin, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Brian May, President
  • Nancy Allen, Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Paul Swets, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mike Salisbury, Department of Agriculture
  • Cindy Weeaks, Registrar
  • Wendy Storms, EPI Center, Director of Educator Support Services

Summer 2014

Fall 2013

Summer 2013

Fall 2012

Summer 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011


Teacher Education Council Subcommittees

Admission, Retention, Dismissal and Disposition Subcommittee

Purpose:  The committee is responsible for monitoring candidate requirements regarding certification.  Candidates’ actions are reviewed and suitability for teaching is determined with respect to degree requirements, admission to the educator preparation program, candidates’ dispositions, and adherence to ethical guidelines. 

Appeals Subcommittee

Purpose:  Committee receives candidates’ appeals when action is taken by the Admission, Retention, Dismissal, and Dispositions committee.