Policies & procedures

Guide and requirements

Teacher education decision making guide for criminal background check results

Self-reporting requirements

Student teaching application process

Policies

Appeal process for teacher candidates

Background check procedure and frequency

Decision point 1: Admission to teacher education program

Decision point 1: Early admission to the teacher education program for transfer students

Decision point 2: Requirements candidates must meet prior to student teaching

Decision point 3: Recommendation for licensure

District contracts for placements 

Faculty and supervisor requirements

Field experience placements in districts with previous relationships

Length of student teaching experience

Placing students in schools

Teacher candidates removing self from student teaching after decision point 2 meetings and prior to start of student teaching

Teacher candidate requirement to purchase liability insurance

Unsatisfactory practicum or student teaching performance for students pursuing a teaching license

Violent incident response training

Role of Educator Preparation Program Coordinators

Procedures

Appeal

Teacher candidates have the right to appeal Educator Preparation Program policies or practices.

Teacher candidates need to follow the appeal process and complete the appeal form.

In general, teacher candidates needing to appeal an Educator Preparation Program policy or practice will have the following procedure: 

  • Establish with academic adviser the extenuating circumstances requiring the appeal
  • Complete the updated appeal form
  • Have the academic adviser sign the appeal form
  • Have that the program coordinator sign the appeal form
  • Print out and attach a recent degree audit or transcript
  • Attach any other relevant material to support the request for the appeal
  • The completed appeal form needs to be submitted to the Director of Teacher Education Services, 133 MacKay Hall

The selection and retention subcommittee will review appeals at its monthly meeting unless extenuating circumstances exist.

Appeal process deadlines

The appeal deadlines are as follows: 

  • For the spring semester, all information must be submitted to the Director of Teacher Education Services by the first Monday in December.
  • For the fall semester to be considered prior to summer term, all information must be submitted to the Director of Teacher Education Services by the first Monday in May.
  • Following summer term for fall semester, all information must be submitted to the Director of Teacher Education Services by the second Monday in August.

For additional questions, please contact your academic adviser.