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 .


 Practice Tests and Review Information

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.

Additonal Information and Registeration Information: Dates and times of exams and reviews  are posted on the HBU Testing Website


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.