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 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.
The vision of the Educator Preparation Program Council is to affirm that the unit prepares highly qualified administrators, counselors, and the teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to improve learning for all P-12 students.
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.
Dr. Deborah Bordelon, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mr. Jeff Branham, Human Resource Director, Harris County School District
Dr. Lisa Coleman, Superintendent, Fort Benning Schools
Dr. Larry Dooley, Interim Dean, College of Arts
Dr. Deirdre Greer, Dean, College of Education and Health Professions
Mr. Roger Hatcher, Director, Center for Quality Teaching and Learning
Dr. Tim Howard, Associate Dean, College of Letters and Sciences
Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent, Muscogee County School District
Dr. James Martin, Superintendent, Harris County School District
Dr. Sallie Miller, Council Chair, Professor, Associate Dean College of Education and Health Professions
Ms. Kathy Tessin, Human Resource Director, Muscogee County School District
Ms. Debra Whatley, Council Secretary, Coordinator of Center for Quality Teaching and Learning