University Teacher Education Board for Initial Certification

The responsibility for teacher education is a universitywide responsibility borne by all departments across the university that have teacher education programs. The University Teacher Education Board for Initial Certification reports to the Chair of the Faculty Senate and is advisory to the Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

This board is responsible for the general coordination of the initial certification process for teacher education programs at the University of Arkansas. This board has elected representatives from each of the certifiable teacher education programs on campus. It evaluates and recommends to the Faculty Senate all proposals for degree modification, approval of new courses, and approval of course changes for all teacher education programs. It also establishes general policies and procedures necessary to maintain quality in the M.A.T. degree program. (Teacher education program curriculum proposals will be considered sequentially by the offering department, the college or school in which the department is located, the University Teacher Education Board for Initial Certification, and the Faculty Senate, before being referred to the Chancellor.)

The Dean and the Associate Deans of the College of Education and Health Professions will be ex-officio non-voting members of the board. The board's membership will consist of one elected faculty representative from each department in the University having a teacher education program. Ex-officio non-voting members also include one active public school teacher, one active public school administrator, and two students currently enrolled in teacher education programs. All faculty members of the board will be elected by their respective departments for staggered three-year terms. Ex-officio members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions. The board elects its own chair and vice chair/chair-elect from its faculty membership.

  Reed Greenwood Dean, ex officio
  Betsy Orr Associate Dean, ex officio
  John Murry Associate Dean, ex officio
  Sarah France Student, ex officio
  Stacie Grace Graduate Student, ex officio
  LaVonne Walter Childhood Education
  Linda Morrow Middle-level Education
  Michael Peven Art
  Rhonda Mains Music
  Jack Kern HKRD
  Stephanie Cowan Public School Teacher, ex officio
  Faye Jones Public School Administrator, ex officio
  Cecelia Thompson Vocational Education
  Don Herring* Agricultural and Extension Education
  Michael Wavering Secondary Education
  Barbara Gartin Special Education
  TBA Student (2004-05)
  TBA Student (2004-05)
  updated 9/20/04