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6.2.5 Council on Teacher Education (F, S)

Approved (before 1980) by Academic Council

The Council on Teacher Education is charged with the definition and coordination of the University's approved programs of teacher preparation and licensing. Its specific functions include:

  • Recommending policy to the School of Education covering the baccalaureate degree programs as they relate to the basic teaching credentials;
  • Developing and interpreting programs for the multiple-subject, single-subject, and other basic teaching credentials, subject to review by the Dean of the School of Education.
  • Coordinating the advising of all candidates for the multiple-subject, single-subject, and other basic teaching credentials in cooperation with the Dean of the School of Education.

Council membership consists of nine faculty elected by their respective Schools or Colleges: four from the College of the Pacific (including one from Sports Sciences); one from the Conservatory of Music; and four from the School of Education.

Faculty members are elected for three-year overlapping terms, with one-third being replaced every year.

Two students are members (one Multiple Subject candidate, one Single Subject candidate). These students are nominated by the Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the School of Education prior to the first Fall meeting of the Council.

The Dean of the School of Education and the Associate Dean of the College of the Pacific are ex officio, nonvoting members of the Council.

The nine faculty members select the Council on Teacher Education chair and the chair-elect from among themselves.