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 (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 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.
Link to Appeal form: "Available August 1st"
*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.
Dr. Karen Dibella
Dr. Kimberly Williams
Dr. Joyce Swan (Selmer Center)
Ms. Tammie Patterson (Parsons Center)
Mr. Michael Poore, ex-officio