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Professional Education Unit Council

Admission to Teacher Education Program Policy

Student Teaching

The Professional Education Unit is the body that is responsible for Teacher Education at Shepherd University. The Professional Education Unit Council (PEUC) is chaired by the Director of Teacher Education and is composed of the Specialization Coordinators from each Specialization, all members of the Department of Education, and two elected teacher candidates. In this way, the PEUC exemplifies how faculty from the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences share responsibility and authority with the faculty from Education in determining what is important in teacher education. The PEUC, through bi-monthly meetings, administers, coordinates, evaluates, monitors, reviews, and revises the Teacher Education Program at Shepherd University. The PEUC has the responsibility to ensure that all Specializations are conducted in a manner that is consistent with the stated philosophy, theme, and objectives of the teacher education program.

The current PEUC is:

Dr. Douglas Kennard

Director of Teacher Education

Department of Education

Dr. Rosalie Barretta

Secondary Specialization Coordinator for Health Education

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sports

Dr. Denis Berenschot

Secondary Specialization Coordinator for Spanish Education

Department of English and Modern Languages

Dr. Sean Buckreis Department of Education
Dr. Dawne Burke

Department of Education

Dr. Tauna Cole

Department of Education

Dr. Ruth Conley

Secondary Specialization Coordinator for Science Education

Department of Biology

Dr. Kathleen Corpus

Specilization Coordinator for Family and Consumer Science

Department of Business Administration and Family and Consumer Science

Dr. David Gonzol

Specialization Coordinator for Music Education
Department of Music


Dr. Osman Guzide

Secondary Specialization Coordinator for Mathematics Education

Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

Dr. c. lynne hannah

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program

Department of Education

Dr. Dorothy Hively

Director of Assessment and Accountability

Department of Education

Prof. Elizabeth Jenkins

Specialization Coordinator for Early Childhood Education

Department of Education

Dr. Rebecca Mercado

Specialization Coordinator for Elementary Education

Department of Education

Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt

Specialization Coordinator for English Education
Department of English and Modern Languages
Prof. Rhonda Smith, MFA

Secondary Specialization Coordinator for Art Education

Chairperson of the

Department of Contemporary Art and Theater

Dr. Georgiann Toole

Specialization Coordinator for Social Studies Education

Department of Education

Dr. James Tuttle

Department of Education

Ms. Barbara Ware Field Placement Coordinator
Dr. Dwayne Wright

Coordinator of MACI Program

Chairperson Department of Education

Emily Kidwiler

Student Representative
Elementary Education

Matthew Point

Student Representative
Secondary Education