Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)

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:

HBU Testing Services in Moody Library

Applying for Admittance into the Educator Preparation Program (EPP)

Applications for admittance into EPP are due by September 17, 2018 for Spring 2019 acceptance, and are due by February 15, 2019 for Fall 2019 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 were due February 16, 2018 for clinical teaching placements in Spring 2019.

Clinical Teaching Applications

View Clinical Teaching Handbook

Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Training


Preparing for Educator Exams for Certification in Texas

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 www.texes.ets.org/texes.

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.
Additional Information and Registration Information: Dates and times of exams and reviews  are posted on the HBU Testing Website

Steps to Register for Practice Tests  

  1. Student completes the Practice Test Approval  form (Spring 2016 –  Graduate Practice Test ApprovalUndergraduate Practice-Test-Approval)
  2. Student submits completed form to HBU Education faculty advisor for approval and faculty advisor submits electronically to Testing Services at Testing@HBU.edu.
  3. Student reviews the direction on the HBU Testing Service webpage for additional registration information, dates and times of exams at  Testing Services.

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.

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: 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 one to five 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” and “higher level”

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