Appeal Process for Admission to Educator Preparation Program

 

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Appeal Process for Admission to Educator Preparation Program

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, dneblet1@utm.edu.

 

Students interested in requesting an appeal for admission to educator preparation program must initiate the process by submitting an “Admission to Educator Preparation Program Appeal Process” PerfectForm provided on the Educator Preparation Program website (http://www.utm.edu/departments/ess/appeals.php). 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 Educator Preparation Program 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 Educator Preparation Program. The ex-officio member of the Educator Preparation Program 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.

 

If a student does not meet the ACT requirement for Admission to the EPP, he/she must follow these guidelines PRIOR to requesting a formal appeal:

  • Students with an ACT below 22 must first take the residual or national ACT.
  • If the student is unable to score a 22 or higher on the ACT, he or she must take the Praxis CORE exam and pass all three parts (reading, math, writing) to enter the program.

Reasons a student may appeal

  1. If a student retakes the ACT and the score remains a 21 but has been unable to pass all three parts of the CORE exam then, the student may submit an appeal provided the GPA is 2.72 or greater.
  2. If a student enters the EPP program on appeal with a GPA between 2.72 and 2.74, the student will have one semester to reach a GPA of 2.75. But, if after one semester the student is unable to reach a 2.75 GPA, the student will be removed from the EPP program and will be administratively dropped from any education courses he or she may be registered for in the future.

Components of the appeal

A student who appeals will:

  1. Complete an appeal form including detailed reasoning for why he or she is appealing
  2. Explain in writing why the appeal should be granted
  3. Attach a comprehensive letter of support from a current faculty member
  4. Create a thorough plan of action by partnering with their advisor or current faculty member to overcome the reason for the appeal (action plan form TBD)
  5. Include a signed criminal background release form
  6. Present this information face-to-face to the committee for a decision

If a student’s GPA falls below a 2.75 while in the program

Students will be contacted by the Director of the EPP and placed on probation for one semester. If after one semester the student is unable to reach a 2.75 GPA, the student will be administratively dropped from ALL EPP courses requiring program admission that he or she may be registered for in the future.

2018/19 EPP Appeals Committee Membership

Dr. Terry Silver, Educational Studies

Dr. Tammie Patterson, UTM Centers

Dr. Will Bird, Applied Sciences

Dr. Stuart Currie, HHP

Ms. Sarah McCormick, Fine and Performing Arts

Ms. Donna Neblett, Director of Educator Preparation Program & Accreditation

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