The standards and policies outlined in the Teacher Education Handbook have been established to ensure competent performance and to provide an orderly framework within which the objectives of the Teacher Education Programs can be most efficiently and effectively addressed. Exceptions to policy may at times better serve the overall intent of the program due to individual circumstances. Should that be the case, exceptions to policy may be sought. Any student wishing an exception to policy must submit a written request to his/her Chair (academic/program matters) or to the Director of Field Placement and/or the Coordinator of Atlanta Field Placements (field experience matters) citing the nature of the exception to be made, along with detailed reasons why the exception should be granted. After consultation by the appropriate administrators, the student will be notified of the decision.