Teacher Education Council (TEC)

TEC Meeting Dates for 2018 - 2019:

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

Please note that some of the meetings are designated for the *Steering Committee, and regular members are not required to attend these meetings.

  • September 6, 2018 – 303C DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • September 20, 2018* – 225E DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Steering Committee Meeting
  • October 4, 2018 – 225E DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • October 18, 2018* – 225E DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Steering Committee Meeting
  • November 1, 2018 – 225E DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • November 15, 2018* – 225E DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Steering Committee Meeting
  • December 13, 2018 – 225E DEV (Grand Rapids), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • January 17, 2019 – 2266 KC (Allendale), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • February 14, 2019 – 2266 KC (Allendale), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • March 14, 2019 – 2266 KC (Allendale), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 18, 2019 – 2266 KC (Allendale), 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Documents:

Click the button below to access the shared Google folder:

Shared Google Folder with Minutes, Agendas, and Documents

Additional Documents:

TEC Overview

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.

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.

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

TEC Members

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.

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.

2018-2019 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
  • Chen, Hsiao-Ping - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Art/Music (Winter)
  • Cleveland, Rosemary - College of Education: Graduate Teacher Certification
  • DeFrance, Nancy - College of Education: Literacy Studies
  • Gui, Gabriela - College of Education: Educational Leadership
  • Harris, Monica - College of Education: Universal Design for Learning
  • Holohan, Kevin - College of Education: Educational Foundations
  • King, Caryn - College of Education: Associate Dean (ex-officio)
  • Lancaster, Paula - College of Education: Teaching & Learning (Unit Head), Chair (ex-officio)
  • Lubic, Barbara - College of Education: Special Education
  • Masko, Amy - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: English
  • Miller, Sandra - College of Education: Special Education
  • Owens, Tom - College of Education: Student Information & Services Center
  • Pettes-Guikema, Janel - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Modern Languages & Literature
  • Pickett, Linda - College of Education: Early Childhood Education
  • Rybczynski, Stephen - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Integrated Sciences
  • Schaner, Betty - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant Dean for Advising & Student Services
  • Smith, Regina - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: CSAT Major Coordinator
  • Stockton, Terry - College of Education: Affiliate Faculty
  • Storey, Liz - College of Education: Elementary Education
  • Topper, Andrew - College of Education: Educational Technology
  • Tutt, Kevin - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Associate Dean (ex-officio)
  • Ysasi, Raul - College of Education: Secondary Education
  • Zaszlavik, Katalin - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Art/Music (Fall)
  • Zwart, David - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social Sciences


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