In compliance with the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/21-21.1), no SIUE student shall be denied the opportunity to receive the institutional recommendation for teacher certification for reasons which are not directly related to the candidate's anticipated performance as a certified employee. Any SIUE candidate who has completed a teacher education program and who is denied teacher certification shall be afforded a means for grieving the denial by the following procedure.
This SIUE grievance procedure applies only to denial of certification for candidates within the approved School of Education teacher certification programs. All other grievances should proceed through the SIUE Student Grievance Code. SIUE's current Student Grievance Code provides all students with a grievance procedure as a means for students to grieve faculty and staff members for violations of their student rights as set forth in the Student Grievance Code.
Approved by Chancellor effective 3/17/09
This policy was issued on May 4, 2009.
Document Reference: 3C9
Origin: OC 3/17/09