The clock tower and Red Square at Evergreen's main campus.

Introduction. Evergreen’s Master in Teaching Program (MIT) has enjoyed a productive relationship with our Professional Education Advisory Board since its formation in 1997. MIT faculty and staff and members of the PEAB have continued to meet regularly, share important information, insights, and suggestions, and work collaboratively since our last accreditation visit in 2002.

Based on MIT’s experiences with the PEAB and on the evidence contained in this document, our program meets or exceeds standard for each criterion in this section. Links to evidence and data follow this summary. The PEAB has:

  • been established and maintained with diversity representation in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, public school and community roles (teachers, principals, district-level administrators, MIT faculty, staff, and administration), years of experience, and size and location of schools and districts
  • adopted and reviewed by-laws
  • met four times a year in order to:
    • review all five program standards every five years, and to review and approve plans for the Professional Certificate program as well as the M.Ed. program (currently being reviewed by the HEC Board)
    • review follow-up studies, placement records, Title II reports, EBI reports, and summaries of performances on the pedagogy assessment, West-B and West-E tests, and
    • make recommendations to the program and review responses from the faculty
  • submitted annual reports to the State Board of Education or the Professional Educator Standards Board
  • examined exemplar candidate work samples that document positive impact on student learning
  • submitted an executive summary of PEAB’s work and been apprised of OSPI’s response
  • read and provided input on the Institutional Report for the 2007 state re-accreditation site-visit


In addition to meeting the criteria outlined in this standard, MIT's PEAB members have participated in seminars with teacher candidates, observed a variety of workshops, attended presentations of Master's papers, and served as speakers in the programs. Our members have also contributed to education in this state through mentoring student teachers, serving on WASL committees, attending state PEAB conferences, and participating in a variety of professional organizations. We are enriched by having members who have been with us since our PEAB was formed as well as members who have joined us this year. One of our members requested that she become a community representative upon retirement from teaching.

Criteria are listed below. Please click on the links below to see evidence for the criteria.

MIT graduate Eugene with faculty Terry Ford and Sherry Walton. Eugene is now on the PEAB.

Contents

Standard I: Professional Education Advisory Board

Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 181-78A-220(1):

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A. Operating Procedures, Membership, Meeting Times

Criteria A(1)

The professional education advisory board has been established in accordance with WAC 181-78A-209.

Criteria A(2)

The professional education advisory board has adopted operating procedures (by-laws) and has met at least four times a year.

Criteria A(3)

The professional education advisory board has reviewed all program approval standards at least once every five years.

Criteria A(4)

The professional education advisory board annually reviews follow-up studies, placement records, and summaries of performance on the pedagogy assessment for teacher candidates.

Criteria A(5)

The professional education advisory board has made recommendations (when appropriate) for program changes to the institution which must in turn consider and respond to the recommendations in writing in a timely fashion.

Criteria A(6)

The unit submits an annual report to the Professional Educator Standards Board for each approved program to include:

Criteria A(6a)
An executive summary of the activities of each professional education advisory board, including membership, meeting attendance, meeting expenditure information, PEAB recommendations, and program responses to the recommendations.
Criteria A(6b)
The number of students completing each approved program during the period from September 1 – August 31 of the previous year.
Criteria A(6c)
Other information related to the preparation programs requested by the Professional Educators Standards Board.
Criteria A(6d)
Collect and maintain exemplar candidate work samples that document a positive impact on student learning.
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B. Collaborative Function

Criteria B(7)

The professional education advisory board (PEAB) annually has seen, reviewed, and approved an executive summary of the activities of the professional education advisory board. The college or university has submitted the approved executive summary to the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Criteria B(8)

Not applicable for our program