Professional Education Unit
The Professional Education Unit at Salisbury University is made up of the faculty and administrators from schools and departments who coordinate teacher education programs for both initial and advanced programs. The unit's Conceptual Framework provides a clear statement of what it means to be a professional educator from the perspective of initial and advanced teacher candidates, university faculty, mentor teachers and P-12 school partners. The conceptual framework is comprised of four themes: Informed and Reflective Practice, Enhanced Student Learning, Scholarship and Collaboration.
The professional education unit serves as an advisory body to provide information about changes to initial and advanced candidate policies as well as accreditation demands to programs and schools that host teacher education programs. The professional education unit meets annually to review unit data to insure a cycle of continuous improvement to initial and advanced teacher education and other school personnel programs.
Teacher Education Council
The Teacher Education Council facilitates collaboration with colleagues across departments and schools on campus. Programs in the unit are organized and coordinated through the Teacher Education Council (TEC), chaired by the Associate Dean. This council facilitates interaction between the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, the Henson School for Science and Technology and Fulton School of Liberal Arts. TEC has authority to approve policy and changes to professional education curriculum. TEC serves as an advisory board for all issues related to teacher education. Membership consists of a representative from each teacher education program, the NCATE Coordinator, Coordinator of Field Experiences, PDS Coordinator, school deans and department chairs, and the Seidel Advising Coordinator.
The Teacher Education Council (TEC) is governed by the TEC Constitution and Bylaws. TEC minutes and annual report document the council's business.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What educator preparation programs are offered at Salisbury University?
- What is the faculty/student ratio for education classes?
- What GPA do I need to enter the professional program?
- What is the average GPA of candidates entering the professional program?
- What do I need to do to stay in the professional program?
- What is the student loan default rate for your students?
- What is the average starting salary of graduates of your program?
- How long will it take to earn my SU education degree?
- How much field experience will I get during my program?
- How much time will I be assigned to work in schools?
- Where will my internship placement be?
- What makes the SU internship unique from other education programs?
- How much supervision will I receive during my internship?
- How do your graduates do on licensing exams?
- Can I use my Salisbury University degree to teach in other states?
- Do alumni report satisfaction with SU education degrees?
- Will I get a job when I finish my degree?
- What type of minor will add to my employability?