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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
*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 educator preparation program and will also be given a deadline for that appeal. This communication will be copied to the student’s advisor.
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
Dr. Carol Eckert, Art Education
Ms. Sarah McCormick, Dance Education
Donna Neblett, Director of Educator Preparation Program & Accreditation