Executive Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Constituents:

The Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education utilizes both Program Advisory Boards (ASL/INTP/Deaf, Initial Certification Programs, and Graduate Online Programs) as well as a department-wide Executive Advisory Board.  The advisory boards include members from public school personnel; human services personnel; faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Curriculum, Leadership and Technology; COEHS staff; RESA personnel; undergraduate and graduate students; graduates; and departmental adjuncts, and faculty.

Executive Advisory Board Constituents


The purpose of the Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education Advisory Committee is to provide a forum for dialogue among department stakeholders, including public school personnel, Arts and Sciences faculty members, RESA personnel, students, and department members.  The committee may review and recommend policies, procedures, and practices regarding the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of teacher certification programs within the department.


  • To support the global nature of initial teacher preparation and advanced teacher development, wherein members have a vested interest in improving the educational experiences of university candidates and middle and high school students within the partnering public school systems.
  • To advise MSRD faculty on the various aspects of teacher preparation, and make sure the various programs are preparing graduates who will be ready for the realities of teaching.
  • To identify and address issues and concerns between or among the public schools, the Dewar College of Education, and/or the Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education Department.
  • To provide timely knowledge about trends and issues in education as well as identify upcoming DOE initiatives and legislative developments.


The MSRD Program Advisory Boards meet 1-2 times a year and/or as needed.  The Executive Advisory Board meets at least once per academic year.