Admission to Teacher Education Appeal Process

NOTE: Before you begin completing form please note a letter of support from your faculty advisor or course instructor must be attached to appeal form. There is a section on the form that requires this action.


Link to Appeal form: Available Here

If you have issues with the link, please contact Donna Neblett,


Students interested in requesting an appeal for admission to teacher education program must initiate the process by submitting an “Admission to Teacher Education Appeal Process” PerfectForm provided on the Education Student Services website ( The PerfectForm will require the student to complete the requested information, provide a letter of support, and an email address from the student’s advisor or another faculty member within the academic department of the student’s major. The student will submit the completed PerfectForm and the form will be routed to the ex-officio member of the Teacher Education Appeal Committee. Once the form is submitted, the student will receive a notification via email that the form has been received.


Once the committee has met and a decision is made, the ex-officio member of the committee will enter the results into the PerfectForm and a notification will be sent via email to the student, the student’s advisor, and the Office of Education Student Services. The ex-officio member of the Teacher Education Appeal Committee will provide a summary report to the committee after each meeting.


The committee will meet once each month from August through May to consider appeals.

Reasons a student may appeal include:

  1. A GPA < 2.75 with passing scores on the Praxis I Core Knowledge: Reading, Writing, and Math exams OR a 22 or better on the ACT
  2. A GPA ≥ 2.75 without passing scores on the Praxis I Core Knowledge: Reading, Writing, and Math exams after two attempts
  3. A GPA < 2.75 with prior full admission to teacher education*

*Should a student’s GPA drop below 2.75, he or she will be notified by the ex-officio member of the committee via email. The student will be advised to appeal his/her continued admission to teacher education and will also be given a deadline for that appeal. This communication will be copied to the student’s advisor.

Admission to Teacher Education Appeals Committee

2015/16 Membership


Dr. Karen Dibella, Educational Studies

Dr. Kimberly Willliams, Educational Studies

Dr. Joyce Swan, UT Martin Selmer Center

Mrs. Tammie Patterson, UT Martin Parsons Center

Dr. Deborah Gibson, HHP

Dr. Stuart Currie, HHP

Donna Nebblett

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