Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)

Contact:

Olivia Elmore, Ph.D.
Director
Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston TX 77074-3298
281-649-3037

Email:
oelmore@hbu.edu
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 in the Educator Preparation Program (EP) and provides information to individuals who are interested in becoming educators. 

CPPE is responsible for:
  • Reviewing  students' qualifications for admittance into HBU's Educator Preparation Program
  • Coordinating Field and Clinical Teaching Experiences
  • Organizing TExES review and practice exam sessions            
  • Conducting annual surveys of employers and graduates to evaluate level of preparedness of graduates
  • Facilitating approvals for students to take state exams and apply for certifications


Applying for Acceptance into the Education Preparation Program (EPP)

Applications for acceptance into EPP are due February 16, 2015 for Fall 2015 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 16, 2015 for clinical teaching placements in Spring 2016 and September 16, 2015 for clinical teaching placements in Fall 2016.
 

Clinical Teaching Applications


Clinical Teaching Resources

Clinical Teaching Handbook and Supplement Forms

 

Clinical Teacher Mentor Training




Applying for Practicum in Early Childhood and Special Education

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. 

Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Testing Available. Educators who will be taking the BTLPT are encouraged to practice using the Alternate Character Toolbar by accessing the tutorial.
EC-6 Bilingual Program candidates will take the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT). This exam evaluates reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills, and requires the use of a special tool bar (http://www.texes.ets.org/texes/acttutorial/). Registration details found here: http://www.texes.ets.org The following is a link to the practice manual: http://www.texes.ets.org/assets/pdf/texes/btlpt_supplemental_guide.pdf
BTLPT Spanish Prerecorded Webinar NEW!
http://cms.texes-ets.org/assets/rsc/btlpt_webinar/index.html


General
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.

Steps: Practice Tests

  1. Prior to registering, student completes the appropriate form electronically (Practice Test Approval Form) found on the Testing Services website testing HBU.edu\testing or here.

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

  3. Upon approval, student registers for appropriate practice test using online registration. Cost of each testing session is $15.00. 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.

Spring 2015  Practice Exam Schedule
 
Sat. Jan 24, 2015
8:00 am --11:00 am
Sat. Feb. 7, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Tues. Feb. 10, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat. March 7, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Thurs. March 12, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. April 4, 2015 8:00 am -11:00 am
Mon. April 6, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. April 18, 2015 8:00 am  - 11:00 am
Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am  - 11:00 am
Sat. May 23, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am












 

 

 


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

Registration and Payment
Deadline to register: 48 hours before exam
3 hour exam. Arrive 30 minutes prior to start time listed.


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, paid at time of registration
  • Testing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Test Day Instructions

  •  Arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and instructions. Test starts exactly at listed start time.
  • Bring
    • 1 form of identification (acceptable: Govt. issued or HBU current photo ID)
    • 2 sharpened no. 2 pencils
    • copy of registration confirmation email
    • two Scantron sheets, Form No. 882-E (available in HBU Bookstore)
    • 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.
  • NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED FOR TESTING ONCE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEGUN.


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 certification as a teacher, principal, school counselor, educational diagnostician, master technology teacher should be completed after successful completion of the EP.
 

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


Based on the 2011-2012 employer survey, (sample survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/employer_Houston_graduates), 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: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hbu_soe_alumni). Alumni results indicate feedback from recent graduates (1-2 years) and all education alumni.