The Teacher Education Council (TEC)
The Teacher Education Council (TEC) is the governing body of teacher education at Morehead State University. MSU views teacher education as the responsibility of both the College of Education and the academic disciplines in the other colleges. Every faculty member who teaches prospective teachers, no matter what his/her discipline, should see teacher education as a significant part of his/her responsibilities. In addition, every academic department outside the College of Education that has programs leading to teacher certification should have at least one faculty member who is formally designated as a "content-based teacher educator" and who is responsible for keeping his/her department abreast of issues of pedagogy and licensure.
The TEC recommends requirements that govern our Teacher Education Programs, advises appropriate units of the University of teacher education policies, monitors data assessment, and provides leadership in early childhood, elementary, middle, 5-12, P-12 and secondary education reform. The TEC meets the first Wednesday of the month. Membership consists of at least one representative from each of the following stakeholders: the Professional Education Unit, public school administrators, an undergraduate and graduate candidate, public school teachers, the regional community colleges, and a community member. The dean of the College of Education solicits nominations for the public school and community representatives and appoints Professional Education Unit representatives based on input from the other MSU deans. The intention is to ensure that representation from appropriate stakeholder groups is in attendance at all meetings.