Teacher Education Executive Board

Membership

The Teacher Education Executive Board consists of one faculty member from each academic department with undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs, appointed by the department chair, as well as one undergraduate student and one graduate student appointed by the Dean of the College of Education.

Department/Title Representative
Art Education - Undergraduate Kay Broadwater
Art Education - Graduate Ray Martens
Audiology - Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies Karen Pottash
Biology, Director of CSME Faith Weeks
Chemistry Sonali Raje (Sabbatical)
Dance Sandra Perez
English Katie Hearn
Foreign Languages Paco Martinez Ibarra/Lea Ramsdell
Geography & Environmental Planning Vacant
Graduate Student Association Natasha Najmi
Health Science Deitra Wengert
History Kelly Gray
Kinesiology Tab Uhrich
Mathematics Mike Krach
Music Education Melissa McCabe
Physics Astronomy and Geosciences Deepika Menon
Psychology Craig Rush
Center for Professional Practice (CPP), Director Lynn Brown
Early Childhood Education Lisa Mason
Educational Technology and Literacy Suzanne Obenshain
Elementary Education Lijun Jin
Instructional Leadership and Professional Development Ron Thomas
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Director Pamela Wruble
Secondary & Middle School Education David Vocke
Special Education Michelle Pasko
Social Sciences Bob Rook

College of Education Representatives

Name DEpartment
Laurie Mullen Dean, College of Education (Chair)
Karen Robertson Associate Dean, College of Education 
Laila Richman Assistant Dean, College of Education

Meetings

The Teacher Education Executive Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:15-4:15pm.

Responsibilities

  1. To provide University-wide coordination of undergraduate and graduate programs in Education at Towson University. 
  2. To establish policies for admission to teacher education programs and student teaching/practical experiences with the approval of appropriate Senate committees. 
  3. To establish policies for supervision of student teaching/practica experiences. 
  4. To coordinate departmental policies for field experiences, relations with schools, research activities, advising and placement, and staff development activities associated with teacher education programs. 
  5. To coordinate the development and modification of programs and their integration into the total setting of basic and advanced study for educators and education specialists at Towson. 
  6. To approve all curriculum changes made in required coursework in any of the Teacher Education programs
  7. To assure that changes to required coursework in any of the Teacher Education programs are disseminated to ALL programs.
  8. To serve as a review and referral board for departments, faculty, and students in matters regarding the improvement of the University setting for Education programs. 
  9. To coordinate the collection and dissemination of information regarding relevant research, graduates in the field, results of program evaluations, and trends in basic and advanced programs for educators and education specialists. 
  10. To make recommendations regarding facilities, equipment, and other resources necessary to maintain quality education programs. 
  11. To maintain positive working relationships between the University and school systems and other education agencies. 
  12. To provide an annual report to the University Senate.