The Professional Concerns Committee represents the faculty and administration of the Educator Preparation programs of the College of Education. The purpose of the committee is to provide feedback regarding student dispositions to candidates, and to develop recommendations for action of the College administration and/or the University administration, when required. This committee provides guidance to candidates and occasionally requires a hearing for candidates with professional dispositions concerns. The committee is a standing committee in the College of Education and is composed of representative faculty from the Educator Preparation programs across the University.
The Professional Concerns Committee of the College of Education will investigate alleged violations of the Professional Standards of the College of Education or the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline, following the procedures in section 5.61 and 5.62 of that Code. This process ensures that all candidates for certification in the Educator Preparation Program meet or exceed the professional standards.