Buffalo State Teacher Candidates, please consider applying for a position in the Teacher Education Unit Professional Advisory Council, TEUPAC. Undergraduate student representatives are selected to serve on the Advisory Council through an application and interviewing process. Serving on the Professional Development Consortium and Council is a rewarding, collaborative, and educational experience that builds your resume, allows your teacher candidate voice to contribute, and provides opportunities for professional development and networking. Representatives serve a one and one-half year term. Attendance and participation at monthly meetings is expected.
"Student Representative, Brianna Ware, presents her PDS research at the SUNY Undergraduate Student Research Conference"
The successful candidate will hold the following credentials:
• 1. The candidate is a current student in any Buffalo State education major (secondary, K-12, exceptional, childhood, early childhood education).
• 2. The candidate will be participating in field experience and/or methods courses.
• 3. The candidate possesses leadership qualities and the ability to work as a part of a professional committee as evidenced by employment or volunteer experiences.
Interested Candidates may submit an application, letter of interest, resume, current transcript (or documentation from the DegreeWorks program reflecting completed coursework and grades), and a letter of recommendation. Candidates must submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation, but may submit up to three letters of recommendation.
Submit application and documents to the Elementary Education and Reading Department, attention Dr. Pixita del Prado Hill and/or to the Mathematics Department attention Dr. Sue McMillen.
The PDS Leadership Award recognizes the contribution of a PDS Student Representative to the Consortium and teacher education at SUNY Buffalo State. Recipients are selected by the PDS Co-directors because they articulate the PDS mission while demonstrating the ability to represent the needs and concerns of their fellow teacher candidates. Recipients have served as role models and mentors in addition to designing, conducting, and presenting research at local and national PDS conferences. This award is given to one PDS Student Representative annually.