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Council on Teacher Education


Education BuildingThe University Council on Teacher Education is composed of 26 voting members consisting of the Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, who serves as Chairperson, the Associate Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, who serves as Executive Secretary,  the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Research, representatives from the departments within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services involved in the preparation of teachers, and representatives of the colleges offering teaching majors and minors. These members are nominated by the respective deans, in consultation with their staffs, and appointed by the Senate. The term of office is for three years with staggered appointments. The faculty member from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services selected to serve on the University Educational Policies Committee (E.P.C.) is appointed by the Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services to serve on the Council. In as much as all curriculum matters relating to any teacher licensure program should receive consideration by the Council prior to submission to the E.P.C., this appointment provides the necessary correlation and communication between the two bodies. In addition, the State Department of Public Instruction, the Utah Education Association, the Society of Superintendents, and two public school personnel (building principal and master teacher), are represented on the Council by one voting member from each respective organization. Students at the University are represented by the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Senator who has the privilege of one vote. An alternate student is designated to attend in the absence of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Senator. The membership of the Council for the current academic year follows below.

 

The Council meets regularly on the third Monday of each month and continues to exercise its responsibility for the coordination and regulation of the Teacher Education Program at Utah State University. Operating within the framework of the Utah State University Code of Policies and Procedures, the Council has concerned itself with the:

 

  • Development of teacher education curricula.
  • Approval of all teacher education curricula.
  • Admission and counseling procedures for students desiring to enter teacher education programs.
  • Graduation requirements and the recommendation of graduates for professional licensure.

 

Council on Teacher Education Membership - 2016-2017