Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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About CoTE

What is the Council on Teacher Education?

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the preparation of public school teachers, school leaders, and school support personnel is an all-campus responsibility. Governance of the professional education preparation programs rests with the Council on Teacher Education (CoTE), the UIUC Professional Education Unit. Membership includes, but is not limited to, the deans of the Colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Applied Health Sciences; Education; Fine and Applied Arts; Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Graduate College; Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and the School of Social Work.

The general policy making body of the CoTE is the Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee are individuals designated by each dean or director holding membership in the CoTE. In addition, one faculty member, one clinical experiences program coordinator, two P-12 school representatives, two student representatives, one representative from the Office of the Provost, and the asstant directors of the CoTE serve on the Executive Committee. The CoTE Executive Director serves as the chair.



Department heads are responsible for overseeing curriculum development and monitoring for each of the 30 professional education preparation programs.  Specific responsibility for clinical experience components of programs is assigned to Clinical Experiences Program Coordinators. They are responsible for placing candidates in their field experiences and monitoring the completion of their requirements as stated in the CoTE Common Assessment Plans (CAPs).

The most recent Illinois State Board of Education accreditation review, conducted in January, 2013, determined that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its professional education preparation programs be granted Continuing Accreditation. This review is completed on an annual basis.  This status allows the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct its approved programs and recommend candidates for licensure by entitlement.

Questions about CoTE may be directed to Chris Roegge, the CoTE Executive Director. The Offices of the Council are located at 505 East Green Street, Suite 203 (2nd Floor).

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