Unit Policies

The Professional Education Unit at The University of Southern Mississippi includes professional education faculty, academic programs, and administrative offices assoociated with professional education. Licensure programs are housed in the College of Education and Psychology, College of Arts and Letters, College of Health, and College of Science and Technology.

The Professional Education Council (PEC) is the official governance body for the Unit. The Unit head, the Dean of CoEP, has the responsibility and authority to provide direction and leadership to the PEC. The purpose of PEC is to ensure that professional education programs are quality programs that comply with the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). Membership on the PEC includes faculty representatives from each department housing educator preparation programs, representatives from Educational Field Experiences (EFE), and members of the CoEP Dean’s Office administrative staff. The PEC recommends actions regarding the development, administration, evaluation, and revision of educator preparation courses and programs.

All policies of The University of Southern Mississippi's Professional Education Unit can be found below. PEC is responsible for developing and revising Unit policies and procedures to reflect changes in University requirements, accreditation standards, and applicable federal, state, and authoritative sources. In the event of a conflict between another Unit-created document (paper or electronic) and the updated policies and procedures, the policies and procedures listed on this website will prevail. 

Governance and Organization Policies and Procedures

Professional Education Faculty Policies and Procedures

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Student Policies and Procedures

Reporting Policies and Procedures

Assessment Policies and Procedures

  • Diversity Policy 
    • Diversity Resources:
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  • Technology Competency Policy
    • Technology Resources:
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Educational Field Experiences Policies and Procedures