To serve as a final review for complaints/requests for waivers, etc. from teacher education students following decisions made by the Teacher Education Review Board. Students have the right to be supported by legal counsel. Legal counsel may not speak on behalf of the complainant but is there to advise his/her client. If the complainant brings legal counsel, the University legal counsel will be asked to be present as well. The Council for Teacher Education will make one of following decisions relative to the student's complaint:
The Bylaws of the Council for Teacher Education stipulate that the Teacher Education Review Board (TERB) will review cases of students having complaints concerning admission, retention, and evaluation of progress toward certification in teacher education programs.
Note: Illinois State Board of Education rules require, as a criterion for program approval, that institutions provide this stipulation for teacher candidates. See Criterion 8 of the program approval rules.