Chair: Tom Johnson
Members: John Ross, Keith Brugger (Fall), Barry McQuarrie (Spring), Heather Pennie, Gabe Maravelas (student), Joe Basel (student), Judy Kuechle (ex-officio)
Meetings: September 29 and May 1
The Teacher Education Committee consists of seven members, including four faculty members, with representation from each division, two students, and the chair of the Division of Education or representative, who serves ex officio and without vote.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Teacher Education Committee reviews the teacher education programs. The Division of Education consults with the Teacher Education Committee as a means of assisting that division in its task of keeping programs current with respect to the needs of elementary and secondary students and licensure requirements.
The Teacher Education Committee reports to the Curriculum Committee. The duties and responsibilities of the Teacher Education Committee include the review of teacher education programs and policies.
During the 2005-06 year the following topics were discussed.
Purpose of the Teacher Education Committee
Minnesota Board of Teaching
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Overview of our Teacher Education Program (Elementary and Secondary)
Exams, Education Testing Service – Praxis I and II
Legislation and Education – report cards for higher education, Reading Compliance
Program & Curriculum Approval System (PCAS) & Catalog Updates
It is vital for our teacher education to have communication and connections with the many disciplines that are offered here at UMM and fostering these with other divisions and disciplines only strengthens our programs. Both the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Minnesota Board of Teaching looks into our teacher education programs and how they are implemented into the liberal arts setting. This committee reinforces the level of commitment between our Elementary and Secondary Education programs with the remainder of our campus and allows UMM to remain in good standing for state and national accreditation.
Members of the Teacher Education Committee recommend continuation of this committee.