USC Upstate News

Love Appointed To Committee For American Association Of Colleges For Teacher Education

10- 04- 2007

News_CharlesLoveSpartanburg, S.C. – Dr. Charles Love, dean of the School of Education at the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been appointed to the Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). Love’s term will extend from March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2011. 

AACTE is a national voluntary association of higher education institutions and other organizations and is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality preparation and continuing professional development for teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.

The Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability is charged to provide leadership in the development of professional consensus on standards, assessment and practice in teacher preparation.  It also oversees the design and implementation of technical assistance related to professional standards and practice.  Committee members also give attention to initiatives that support and strengthen linkages between the professional standards for educators, professional education preparation programs and student learning.  Additionally, the Committee advocates for the state and place of accreditation, licensure, certification and program approval in strengthening both the field and profession of education.

Love, who has served as the dean of the School of Education since 1999, earned a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a bachelor’s degree from Winston-Salem State University.