Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)

For Information Contact:

Olivia Elmore, Ph.D.
Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston TX 77074-3298


The Center for Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE) is an integral part of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.   

CPPE provides numerous services for students seeking to become professional educators including:

Applying for Admittance
into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP)

Applications for admittance into EPP are due February 15, 2016 for Fall 2016 acceptance and September 16, 2015 for Spring 2016 acceptance. 

Applying for Placement into Clinical Teaching (formerly Student Teaching)

Applications for Clinical Teaching are due two semesters prior to the semester of clinical teaching. Applications are due on February 15, 2016 for clinical teaching placements in Spring 2017 and September 16, 2015 for clinical teaching placements in Fall 2016.

Clinical Teaching Applications

View the Clinical Teaching Handbook


Clinical Teacher Mentor Training


Preparing for Educator Exams for Certification in Texas

TExES Preparation Materials
Reviews of Practice Exams are scheduled throughout the year and are open to all eligible HBU students. 

EC-6 Bilingual Program candidates will take the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT). Candidates can now find all test preparation materials for the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish (190) test in one place. A direct link to these resources has been added to the left-side navigation bar in the TExES section of the ETS TExES website at .

Candidates can also directly access information, as well as the most current preparation resources, for the new Core Subjects/Generalist EC–6 (291) and 4–8 (211) tests. A link can be found on the left-side navigation bar in the TExES section of the ETS TExES website at .


These tests are only open to HBU Education students who have been admitted into the HBU Education Program. A passing score (80% or above) on the Education Practice Exams satisfies the undergraduate degree requirement for Education Majors looking to complete EDUC 4100. These tests also qualify students to take state TExES exams for both undergraduates and graduate certifications.

New Core Subject EC-6 Generalist: this exam is 5 hours long and each of the domains are timed and strictly adhere to. You will need to pass each of the domains separately before being approved to take the State Exam. You will be able to retake the each of the domains that you did not passed at a separate administration, but you MUST have taken the entire exam first. The cost of the new exam will be $30.00 for the entire test and each retake of each domain will be $6.00.

Dates and Times of Exams are posted on the HBU Testing Website

Steps: Practice Tests

  1. Prior to registering, student completes the Practice Test Approval Form (Fall 2015 Approval Form) or may also be found on the Testing Services website testing

  2. Student submits completed form to Faculty Advisor for approval and Faculty Advisor submits electronically to Testing Services at

  3. Upon approval, student registers for appropriate practice test using online registration. Cost of each testing session is $15.00. Core Subject EC-6 cost is $30.00 and $6.00 for each retake of those domains not passed. If Approval Form is not submitted, student will forfeit registration fee and need to reschedule test. No refunds are given.

  4. Registration is due at least 48 hours before the administration date.


Test results are e-mailed to the student's HBU e-mail and Advisor within 72 hours of administration date.

  • Deadline to register: 48 hours before exam.

  • Closed test dates:Test dates are taken offline when all seats are filled and when the registration deadline (48 hours prior to test date) is past. See standby testing information below.

Register online now!
  • Include your Huskynet user ID number (H#) when you register. Please insure it is correct in order for your scores to be accurately reported. (I do not know my Huskynet user ID number.)

  • Testing fee is $15.00 for 3 hr exams

  • Testing fee is $30.00 for Core Subject EC-6

  • Testing fee is $6.00 for each re-take domain in Core Subject EC-6

  • Testing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Test Day Instructions

Arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and instructions.

  • Bring
    • 1 form of identification (acceptable: Govt. issued or HBU current photo ID)
    • 2 sharpened no. 2 pencils
    • copy of registration confirmation email
    • 2 Scantron sheets for 3 hour exams
    • 5 scantron sheets for Core Subject EC-6 Generalist
    • Scientific calculator (only for 4-8 or 7-12 Math, 7-12 Science, or EC-12 Special Education)
    • BTPLT AND MTT TEST TAKERS ONLY will need to bring paper and a pen to complete the written part of the test.
  • No prohibited items should be brought into the testing room. HBU is not responsible for any of these items, which must be left unattended.
  • No cell phones, electronic devices, food or drink are allowed during the test session.
  • Any items left after the test session, will be turned in to lost and found in Brown 281. Call (281) 649-3238 for assistance.

Other Policies

All examinees testing at Houston Baptist University are responsible for knowing and following all the Test Center Policies.

  • Retesting - If a student does not pass on the first attempt, retesting is allowed. A student who wishes to retest must complete the approval process, online registration and payment again.
  • Refunds - Testing fee is non-refundable, including for no shows and late arrivals.
  • Reschedules - No reschedules are allowed.
  • Standby Testing - Those wishing to test on a test date that is "offline" may be considered for testing on a "standby" basis at the discretion of the test administrator. To be considered for a seat, Standbys must:
    • Arrive on time (considered on first come basis)
    • Sign-in on the sign-in sheet.
    • Bring appropriate testing fee (check or money order only. No change will be made and no receipts given for standby testing).
    • Have appropriate identification - must have HBU ID card.



Applying for Texas Educator Certification

Process for applying for standard certification, initial certification and additional certification, such as principal, school counselor, educational diagnostician, and master technology teacher should be completed after successful completion of coursework, graduation, and passing TExES required for the certification.

Process for applying for Initial and Supplemental Certification

Process for applying for Probationary Certification



Applying for Practicum in Early Childhood and Special Education


Comments from Employers of Graduates of HBU's Educator Preparation Program

Based on the 2011-2012 employer survey, (sample survey:, it was clearly evident that employees feel that graduates of the HBU School of Education are well prepared for employment and continue to demonstrate such levels of classroom performance after 1-5 years.

Comments from employers indicated that HBU graduates are:
"well prepared for the curriculum and diverse student populations"
"dedicated to their job and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed"
When comparing HBU graduates to graduates of other universities, employers described our graduates as:
"above others,"
"higher level,"
"very prepared,"
and "top 10%"

HBU graduates were also described as having:
  "a great work ethic and a clear Christian testimony."

Additionally, HBU alumni provided feedback regarding their job preparation and employment status (sample survey: Alumni results indicate feedback from recent graduates (1-2 years) and all education alumni.