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Denial of Recommendation for Teacher Certification Grievance Policy - 3C9

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.

  • Within 10 days of notification of the denial, SIUE shall notify the candidate, in writing, of the reasons for the denial of recommendation for certification.
  • Within 30 days of notification of the denial, the candidate may request that SIUE review the denial. This request shall be in writing and should be directed to the SIUE Certification Officer.
  • After an additional 30 days to complete the review, the candidate shall be notified in writing of the decision to uphold or change the denial.
  • Within 10 days of notification, the candidate may appeal SIUE's decision to the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board.

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

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