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School University Teacher Education Partnership (SUTEP)
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SUTEP Governance

SUTEP achieves its mission through the work of standing committees co-chaired by university and public school members. 

The structure of the Western Carolina University School University Teacher Education Partnership consists of two committees: the Steering Committee and the Standing Committee.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee establishes and monitors policy and direction for the partnership as well as annual and long-range goals. The Steering Committee is responsible for assuring adequate communication among partnership stakeholders and meets annually during spring semester. The membership of this committee consists of co-chairs of the Standing Committees, Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions, Associate Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions, and three at-large members. The SUTEP director is an ex-officio member.

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is divided into four sub-committees and meets twice during the academic year. One co-chair is from the university and one is from a partnership school.

Recruitment: The Recruitment Committee promotes education as a career and conducts programs to recruit teachers and other professional educators.

Pre-service: The Pre-service Committee supports the preparation of teachers to meet 21st century standards. The

Induction: The Induction Committee provides support for new and initially licensed teachers and their mentors and administrators.

Professional Development: The Professional Development Committee provides professional development opportunities to career educators.


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