The educator preparation provider (EPP) at Missouri State is made up of all faculty
members throughout the University who teach, advise or supervise students at both
the initial and advanced levels of professional education. The Educator Preparation
Provider also includes academic administrators and professional staff who provide
services for professional education programs and their students. According to the
Constitution and Bylaws of the Faculty, faculty/staff who meet one of these requirements must be EPP members:
- Teach one or more EPP courses (see current list of EPP courses).
- Advise professional education students.
- Supervise professional education student activities (e.g. field experiences).
- Administer professional education departments/schools or colleges.
The educator preparation provider council (EPPC) is the representative body to the
Faculty Senate that defines professional education policies and procedures that ensure
quality professional education programs at this institution. An EPPC member who represents
the faculty must be a member of the EPP.
Applying for membership
The state expects professional education personnel (defined above as belonging to
the Educator Preparation Provider) to be knowledgeable about current issues relevant
to schools. They require (Missouri Statute 168.400.3, RSMO) professional education personnel to have "periodic, direct personal involvement
in the public schools." Therefore, to become a member of the educator preparation
provider, professional education faculty, staff, and administrators need to complete
and submit an application.
When the application has been received by the EPP office, the EPP Membership and Professional
Development Committee will review the application and either ask for additional information
or make its recommendation for a vote at the next available EPPC meeting.