Teacher Education & Academic Departments Commission


Comprised of faculty representatives from Woodring College of Education and the arts and sciences departments across the University, the Teacher Education Academic Departments Commission serves as a forum for the discussion and development of teacher preparation issues, policies, and initiatives. The Commission also provides a mechanism for ongoing communication between all the departments in the University involved in the preparation of teachers.


From the Woodring College of Education: the Chair from each of the teacher education departments (Secondary Education, Special Education and Education Leadership, and Elementary Education), the Associate Dean, the Dean, the Director of Certification and Accreditation, and the Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation. 
From other WWU colleges: a minimum of two representatives from the College of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Sciences and Engineering; a minimum of three representatives from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Strong preference is given to selecting faculty who teach pedagogy courses within their respective colleges. Appointments are made by the college deans.