PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COUNCIL (PEC)

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On behalf of the Professional Education Unit

The Professional Education Council (PEC) shall assist the Dean to develop and implement a shared vision for programs preparing initial and advanced teachers, school counselors, and school building and district leaders and to establish procedures for fostering continuous improvement of these programs that are consistent with the institution's mission of student success, the PEU's conceptual framework, best practices of the education profession, and CAEP accreditation requirements and standards. Standing and ad hoc committees of the Unit shall make recommendations to the PEC, which, in turn, shall assist the Dean to develop and execute policies.

Other functions of the PEC shall be as follows

  • coordinate the governance work of the Unit
  • coordinate the work of standing committees
  • disseminate information relative to accreditation to home departments
  • disseminate information relative to state and national initiatives teacher certification to home departments
  • review home department personnel criteria to assure consistency with accreditation requirements and the College's existing set of personnel processes
  • review and evaluate reports of the assessment committee, including assessment evaluation of applicant qualifications, candidate and graduate performance, and Unit operations
  • review and evaluate reports of the assessment committee and identify areas of concern within the Unit and develop plans for remediation and continuous improvement
  • based upon assessment committee reports and analysis, communicate the accomplishments and needs of the Unit to the Vice President for Academic Affairs through the Dean
  • establish and consult with an Advisory Board relative to the goals of the Unit and procedures for attaining those goals.

The voting members of the PEC shall include the following persons

  • Director of the Professional Education Unit, Chair
  • Dean (or designee) of the School of Education, Health, & Human Services
  • Dean (or designee) of the School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dean (or designee) of the Center for Graduate Studies
  • Chair (or designee) of the Department of Education and Human Development
  • Chair (or designee) of the Department of Counselor Education
  • Chair (or designee) of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education
  • Chair (or designee) of the Department of Public Health and Health Education
  • Chair (or designee) of the Department of Educational Administration
  • Director of Partnership Development and Field Experience
  • Coordinator of Specialized Academic Assessment
  • Certification Officer
  • Four representatives from the School of Arts and Sciences representing the content areas of Math, Science, Humanities and Languages

Standing Committees of the PEC

Assessment Committee

Effectiveness and Best Practices Committee

Last Updated 11/20/18

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