Educator Preparation Office

Preparing Tomorrow's Educators

The primary function of the Educator Preparation Office (EPO) is to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and our district partners to prepare profession-ready educators equipped to take on whatever their next challenge may be.

On September 1st, 2018, the TExES Advising Office (TAO) and COE Certification Officer will officially become part of the EPO. Services available through the EPO will now encompass these areas:

  • Clinical Practice: coordination of field experience and clinical teaching experience
  • Foliotek: the EPO’s new Data Management System
  • TExES Advising Office: provides TExES Certification Exam support and guidance
  • Certification Officer: reviews all certification-related requests for initial and advanced programs
  • Associate Dean for Educator Preparation: Coordinates and liaises with the Texas Education Agency and other agencies on accreditation & policy issues as well as lead continuous improvement efforts
  • President’s Edge: individually adapted education program directed by the employee. The program offers GED preparation as well as ESL and computer skills classes