Teacher Education Faculty
Teacher Education Faculty Designation
Full-time faculty members who teach courses in majors / programs that prepare teachers or those who teach courses within the professional education core are designated as teacher education faculty.
Teacher Education Faculty Development Plan
All teacher education faculty members must show evidence of professional development annually. They must develop a plan which is reviewed by the SWCU Teacher Education Council. Once approved, the plan is returned to the faculty member who then documents completion of the proposed activities at the end of the academic year.
Public School Service
State regulations require that teacher education faculty members serve a minimum of ten (10) hours in a public school annually. These hours should be activities beyond those assigned as part of the faculty member’s regular load.
State Guidelines For Faculty Professional Development
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) requirements for teacher education faculty members are grounded in the recommendation of the External
Program Review committee that operated from 1992-1995. The committee’s recommendation was as follows:
Increase the requirement that teacher education faculty members teach in public schools a minimum of 10 hours per year to keep faculty members attuned to and cognizant of the reality of today’s classrooms and schools.
Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP) state standards and requirements for joint NCATE/State team site visits include the following:
Standard 9. Faculty Professional Development
Units have an active system in place documenting and reporting the annual professional development activities of all teacher education faculty members.
All full-time teacher education faculty members directly involved in the teacher education process, including all administrators of teacher education programs, are required to serve in a state accredited public school for at least ten (10) clock hours per school year in direct contact with meaningful and relevant- responsibilities related to their respective teacher education fields.