Teacher Education Appeals

Teacher Education Unit Appeals

When official action to prevent entry or continuation in the Teacher Preparation Program is taken, or when a teacher candidate is removed from a field experience of student teaching experience, the teacher candidate will have the right to file a formal appeal to the Dean of the College of Education.

Decisions regarding denial of a student to continue with a major by a Department other than Professional Education are not within the scope of the Dean of College of Education.  In those instances, the teacher candidate must seek relief through the appeals process of the Department or College that took the action. Disqualification based on state mandated academic requirements or testing requirements will not be reviewed by the Dean of the College of Education.

The files of all teacher candidates in the Education Program will be routinely reviewed by the Director of Teacher Education.  When teacher candidates may be denied admission to Teacher Education or withdrawn from the Teacher Education Program, the Teacher Education Unit will review the case with the Director of Teacher Education.  The teacher candidate may be asked to speak with the Teacher Education Unit, and the Teacher Education Unit may impose conditions for program admission or continuation.

Appeal Process

  1. Within 14 calendar days of Program notification (of either program admission denial or program discontinuation), the teacher candidate must write a formal letter addressed to the Dean of the College of Education outlining the points of the appeal.
  2. The Dean of the College of Education will meet with the Director of Teacher Education to review the appeal and teacher candidate file.
  3. The Dean of the College of Education will meet with the teacher candidate, with an advocate or parent if the teacher candidates chooses, concerning the appeal.
  4. The Dean of the College of Education will provide a written summary of the appeal decision to the teacher candidate.
  5. The teacher candidate may appeal the decision to the Provost of the University.