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Center for Quality Teaching and Learning

Educator Preparation Program Council

Columbus State University is committed to excellence in its educator preparation programs. The College of Education and Health Professions serves as the primary unit for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the programs in collaboration with its partners in education.

To help ensure that our graduates are prepared to successfully meet the challenges of the twenty-first century classroom, an Educator Preparation Program Council(EPPC) was established to foster mutually beneficial collaboration and share information in efforts to:

  • Endorse Columbus State University’s excellent, high-quality programs for educator preparation
  • Improve the academic achievement of all students at the P–12 level
  • Improve educator preparation of Columbus State University candidates
  • Maintain accreditation with state, regional, and national agencies
  • Achieve and maintain U.S. News and World Report Ranking
  • Address program and course needs by community and partners

Charge and Purpose

The Educator Preparation Program Council will serve as an advisory board. The council will provide feedback and recommendations to the Educator Preparation Programs leadership and the CQTL Advisory Group at Columbus State University.

Vision

The vision of the Educator Preparation Program Council is to affirm that the unit prepares highly qualified administrators, counselors, and teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to improve learning for all P-12 students.

Mission

The Educator Preparation Program Council mission is to collaborate, share information, provide feedback, and promote excellence in educator preparation. The ultimate goal is to improve the academic achievement of all P-12 students.

Membership 2018-2019

  • Dr. Sallie Averitt Miller, Council Chair, Professor, Associate Dean College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. Deborah Bordelon, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Stacey Carlisle, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Harris County Schools
  • Ms. Arleska Castillo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Muscogee County School District
  • Dr. Earl Coleman, Interim Dean, College of Arts
  • Dr. Lisa Coleman, Superintendent, Fort Benning Schools
  • Mr. Roger Couch, Superintendent, Harris County Schools
  • Dr. Deirdre Greer, Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
  • Mr. Roger Hatcher, Director, Center for Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent, Muscogee County School District
  • Dr. Annice Yarber-Allen, Interim Dean, College of Letters and Sciences
  • Ms. Debby Whatley, EPPC Secretary