Teacher Education Council (TEC)

TEC Meeting Dates for 2019 - 2020:

All Teacher Education Council meetings are scheduled on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • September 5, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • September 19, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • October 3, 2019– 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • October 17, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • November 7, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • November 21, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • December 5, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • December 19, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, location TBA.
  • January 2, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2266 KC (Allendale)
  • January 16, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2266 KC (Allendale)
  • February 6, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2266 KC (Allendale)
  • March 19, 2020– 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2266 KC (Allendale)
  • April 2, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2266 KC (Allendale)
  • April 16, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 2266 KC (Allendale)

Questions or concerns about the schedule should be sent to Shawn Evans, evanssha@gvsu.edu.


TEC Overview

Charge:

The charge of the Teacher Education Council is twofold: 

  1. Review current policies and practices affecting initial teacher preparation and recommend revisions to, or creation of, improved policies and practices. Policy recommendations will be made to the College of Education Faculty Council; curricular recommendations will be made to the academic unit(s).
  2. Ensure the implementation of curriculum and programming as collegially determined by council members prior to the standard curriculum approval process.

Resources:

MDE Educator Certification Waiver rules change alert

Directors & Representatives of Teacher Education Programs (DARTEP)

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

  • Test Dates
  • Test Information
  • Registration Bulletin
  • Internet Registration
  • Score Reporting
  • Test Add/Change/Refund Forms
  • Study Guides

Direct link to MTTC Faculty Resources


Membership:

Members of the TEC council will be appointed by each Dean and will be named Teacher Education Liaison. Membership will represent the College of Education and teachable majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A Provost Office representative will attend on an “as needed” basis. Members are expected to be active, meaning the council will meet as a group to discuss issues, then form smaller ad hoc committees to implement the vision.

The current membership is listed further down this page.

Operations:

Consideration for the review of existing policies, practices, and curriculum or the creation of new policies, practices, and curriculum affecting initial candidates will be given by requests from faculty, affiliates, administrative professionals, and staff. Recommendations will be brought forth to the College of Education Faculty Council when two-thirds of the voting committee members are in agreement with the recommendation.

Terms:

Initially, two and three year staggered terms. Thereafter, terms of service will be two years, unless the liaison is not completely fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.

Responsibilities of Teacher Education Liaison:

  1. Regular attendance at whole group and small group meetings.
  2. Full engagement of the work to be done.
  3. Responsible for gathering feedback from colleagues within one’s college.
  4. Responsible for reporting back information from colleges to TE Council.
  5. Responsible for disseminating policy and practice changes to colleagues.
  6. Recruit and update replacement liaisons.

2019-2020 TEC Membership

This list of the Teacher Education Liaisons is formatted to display Member Name - Academic Department: Areas Represented/Position

  • Armstrong, Stephanie - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Movement Science
  • Billings, Esther - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Math
  • Campbell, Amy - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Psychology
  • Choi, Beomkyu - College of Education: Educational Technology
  • Cleveland, Rosemary - College of Education: Graduate Teacher Certification
  • DeFrance, Nancy - College of Education: Literacy Studies
  • Holohan, Kevin - College of Education: Educational Foundations
  • King, Caryn - College of Education: Associate Dean (ex-officio)
  • Masko, Amy - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: English
  • Mattox, Stephen - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Integrated Sciences
  • Miller, Sandra - College of Education: Special Education
  • Ohle, Kathryn - College of Education: Early Childhood Education
  • Pettes-Guikema, Janel - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Modern Languages & Literature
  • Schaner, Betty - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Dean for Advising & Student Services (ex-officio)
  • Schelling, Amy - College of Education: Director of Teacher Education, Chair (ex-officio)
  • Shreiner, Tammy - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Dean for Curriculum Approval, Content Teacher Education and Assessment, CSAT Director (ex officio)
  • Stockton, Terry - College of Education: Affiliate Faculty
  • Storey, Liz - College of Education: Elementary Education
  • Thelen, Annukka - College of Education: Director of Student Information & Services Center (ex-officio)
  • Ysasi, Raul - College of Education: Secondary Education
  • Zaszlavik, Katalin - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Art/Music
  • Zwart, David - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences