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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Professional Education Review Board

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Professional Education Review Board

General Information

Candidates are formally evaluated at specified transition points in professional education. The Professional Ed Review Board hears appeals of students who do not qualify to move on to the next transition point. The Board also hears appeals from candidates who wish to challenge a concern report. The purpose of the process is to identify student needs and articulate needed support.

Transition Points

  • Admission
  • Prior to student teaching or internship
  • After student teaching or internship
  • Completion of program

Appeal Process

  • Candidate fills out Variance Request form on-line through SIMS (Student Information Management System) and include a letter of rationale, and other relevant documentation
  • Request submitted electronically to College of Education Dean's Office
  • Professional Ed Review Board meets within two weeks to hear appeals
  • Candidate receives letter from Review Board with results of appeal

For Further Information

Faculty Responsibility

  • Serve as a representative from your department - one representative from every COE department serves on the Professional Ed Review Board
  • Refer candidates to the Variance Request process when appropriate