Council for Educator Preparation Programs

Council for Educator Preparation Programs (CEPP)

Under the leadership of the Assistant Dean of Educator Preparation and School Partnerships in the Office for Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the Council for Educator Preparation Programs (CEPP) serves as an advisory body to the Dean of the CEHD regarding matters relating to educator preparation and certification.

The origin of the Council dates from 1955 when the Texas Education Agency adopted the requirement for an advisory group for educator preparation programs. As an educator preparation program (EPP) serving the Texas Education Agency’s region 6, CEHD is an approved EPP entity and has the authority to recommend candidates in one or more educator certification classes or categories.

Specifically, the Council is organized by two governing bodies:

  • Working Group/Sub-Committee
  • Standing/Permanent Committee

Working Group Members

As a mandate-driven consortium, and consistent with TAC Rule 228.20 cited above, the working group is a sub-committee of CEPP and consists of members from public schools accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and/or TEA-recognized private schools. This working group serves as a consultative body to the Dean of the CEHD regarding matters relating to educator preparation and certification and meets a minimum of two times per year.

Meeting Schedule

Unless there is a calendar conflict, in general CEPP will meet for the third Wednesday of the month throughout the fall and spring semesters. Location to be announced.

Download printable schedule.

Fall 2021


CEPP Meeting Date:

Thursday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Deadline to Submit Agenda items
September 9/9 9/7
October 10/14 10/12
November 11/11 11/9
December N/A N/A

Spring 2022


CEPP Meeting Date:

Thursday, 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Deadline to Submit Agenda items
January N/A N/A
February 2/10 2/8
March 3/10 3/8
April 4/14 4/12
May N/A N/A

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. If you have an agenda item, please send your request to Misti Corn at

Meeting Minutes

Minutes are a tangible record of the CEPP meeting and a source of information for members who were unable to attend. Identify the month and year, then download a printable copy of the minutes.

Minutes are posted after they have been approved by the CEPP members in the succeeding meeting.


Misti Corn
Program Manager for Certifications and CEPP Secretary

The voting membership of CEPP is open to all certification program leaders and staff. All meetings are open to part-and full-time Texas A&M employees.

Questions may be directed to your CEPP representative.