Teacher Curricula & Certification Council


The TCCC shall have jurisdiction over teacher education certification programs, and professional preparation programs proposed by certification consortia in which the University participates. The TCCC shall

  1. provide interaction among the units of WWU engaged in teacher preparation;
  2. take actions to improve relations with agencies outside WWU which relate to teacher preparation and certification; and
  3. ensure that actions being considered which might affect courses or programs offered by academic units of WWU are forwarded to those units for review at least one week prior to final action. Failure to do so will void the action.


Woodring Interim Associate Dean (Ex Officio) Bruce Larson, TCCC Chair
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Chris Friday - History (2017-2019)

Kate Destler - Political Science (2017-2019)
College of Science and Engineering Ed Geary - Science Education (2017-2019)

Jessica Cohen – Math Education  (2017-2019)
College of Fine and Performing Arts Deb Currier - Theatre/Dance (2016-2018)

Patty Bourne - Music (2015-2017) 

Woodring College of Education

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education


Jen Green (2017-2019)
Don Burgess (2016-2018)
Victor Nolet-substituting for Don Burgess for the 2017-18 academic year
Gail Coulter (2016-2018)

Woodring representative to ACC Tracy Thorndike
Public School Representative Vacant
Director, Certification and Accreditation Peter Johnson
Director, Teacher Education Admissions and Field Experiences Laura Wellington

Student Representatives
(undergrad, grad or post bac)

Sarah GallagherElementary Education
Vacant, Secondary Education
Vacant, Special Education



Minutes Academic Term Academic Year
2/06/18 Winter 2017-2018
1/30/18 Winter 2017-2018
1/16/18 Winter 2017-2018
11/21/17 Fall 2017-2018
11/14/17 Fall 2017-2018
3/8/17 Winter 2016-2017
02/28/2017 Winter 2016-2017
02/14/17 Winter 2016-2017
12/06/16 Fall 2016-2017
11/15/16 Fall 2016-2017