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Center for the Preparation of Educational Professionals (CPEP)


The Office of STUDENT SUCCESS provides the following services: Advising, Academic Coaching, Recruitment and Retention Programs, Planned Programs/Degree Works, and Graduation Tracking. Our goal is to recruit and support completion of high-quality candidates from a broad range of background and diverse populations who will become exemplary professionals in their areas of study. 

The Office of LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION is responsible for the admission of candidates to professional education programs at Eastern Kentucky University. In addition, it processes certification applications for teachers and school personnel (principals, supervisors, superintendents, counselors, pupil personnel directors, business administrators, librarians, and speech pathologists). All candidates seeking initial teacher certification, regardless of the college in which they are enrolled, must meet the requirements for admission to professional education, complete an approved teaching curriculum, and pass the required PRAXIS tests as determined by the major/minor to be recommended for certification.

The Office of CLINICAL EXPERIENCES guides candidates through clinically based professional education programs.

The Eastern Kentucky University clinical model integrates content course work with critical clinical experiences providing candidates with broad professional experiences. The combination of content knowledge and clinical experiences embedded in the education program are aligned to the EPP Quality Assurance System - Key Effective Indicators, InTASC, SPA, and CAEP accreditation standards and prepare our education candidates to be leaders in the field. EKU candidates will learn to diagnose, assess, prescribe, implement and monitor the learning of all students in their classrooms.

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