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Handbooks

UHV Student Handbook

‌Master of Science Professional Counseling Handbook. Under edit for accessibility, please direct questions to your Professional Counseling Faculty.

Student Teacher Handbook

RN to BSN Handbook

Forms

Appeals

Appeal Procedure Stage I: File Complaint with SoEHPHD

If the candidate seeking certification wishes to contest the decision to terminate from the program, specific procedures must be followed. Appeal form and process is included on document below (if you are in a degree seeking program with additional steps in the process, follow those guidelines).

You will need to sign in with your UHV username and password to access:
School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development Appeal Form

Stage II: File Complaint with TEA

If the student, faculty member, or staff member is unable to resolve the complaint at the institutional level, and all UHV’s complaint and appeal processes have been exhausted, the individual may file a complaint with the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

The official TEA complaint process can be found at www.tea.texas.gov in the banner located at the bottom of the page and then select “Educator Preparation Programs.”

The complaint process allows for an applicant or a candidate in an educator preparation program to seek redress in areas where they feel that the program did not fulfill requirements for certification or for actions that the candidate feels are wrong. Educator preparation programs may also file a complaint about the actions of other programs when it involves a candidate transferring into a program.

Not all complaints fall under the authority of TEA. TEA has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules, generally related to state and federal requirements. Complaints may address educator preparation program requirements listed in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) in Chapters 227, 228, 229, ethics (TAC 247), fingerprinting (TAC §§227,232) and certification (TAC §§230, 231, 232, 239, 241, 242).

Note:

All complaints filed with the TEA must be in writing. We do not accept complaints by phone or complaints that are submitted anonymously. A person or entity may file a written complaint with TEA by filling out the complaint form online or by mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form. You may fax your submission to (512) 463-9008 or email it to generalinquiry@tea.texas.gov.

To adequately review and address a complaint, TEA needs specific details. We must be able to identify a clear violation of TAC and determine whether the agency has authority to act upon the allegation.

Complaints submissions should include the following: The reasons you believe the issues raised in your complaint are valid. You should also indicate how you believe that TEA can assist you with this matter. Remember that TEA cannot assist you in understanding your contractual arrangement with the educator preparation program, arranging for a refund, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an educator preparation program.

Documentation to support your claim when possible. For example, if you refer in your complaint to an educator preparation program policy, include a copy of the policy with your complaint. Helpful documentation might include letters or e-mails exchanged between the parties.

Texas Education Agency staff will send confirmation of a complaint within 30 days of receiving the submission. Remember, information the public sends to TEA by email may not be secure. Do not email sensitive information to TEA. The agency will remove confidential or sensitive information when replying by email. TEA will maintain confidentiality of information to the extent the law allows.

TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE §228. 70

Counseling‌

Counseling Practicum and Internship Handbook

Counseling Training Clinic Manual

Graduate counselor education criminal background check form

Counselor Recommendation Form and Letter

Graduate

Graduate Studies Form

Master's Comprehensive Exam Application

Observation/Practicum Record

TExES Registration Approval Form 

Incomplete Coursework

Form for Assignment of an Incomplete

Post Baccalaureate

Application to Teacher Education Program - Post-Baccalaureate

Post-Baccalaureate Certification / Deficiency Plan Application

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Checklist

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Application

Student Teaching

Student Teacher Application Form

Student Teacher Application late fee (payment)

Guest Student Teaching fee (payment)

Student Teaching Observation Short Form

Student Teaching Observation Long Form

TxBESS Activity profile

Undergraduate

Application to Teacher Education Program - Undergraduate

Early childhood sixth block schedule

Middle School Block Schedule

Secondary School Block Schedule

‌Undergraduate Certification Checklist

VOICE

Application to Victoria Online Initial Certification for Educators (VOICE)

Practice Teacher/Intern Contact Log

VOICE mentor guidelines

If the form you are looking for is not listed, please email the Educator Preparation Office.