The main continuous improvement project in which the Educator Preparation Program is engaged is the Annual Program Evaluation (APE). The APE process requires program faculty to evaluate their program with state and/or national standards. Reports are based on data generated by program candidates who completed the program during the previous academic year. The reports are submitted in the fall, and then members of the Educator Preparation Assessment Committee review them and provide feedback. In the course of preparing the APE report, faculty must analyze data and make judgments about the degree to which program completers are meeting expectations on the standards. Based upon these judgments, they then identify a few specific changes that they will attempt to make over the next year to address relative deficiencies or build upon relative strengths. The very first section of the APE report is an update on the changes proposed the previous year. Data upon which proposed changes were based is referenced both in this first section and in the section of the report that describes changes planned for the coming year. APE processes themselves have evolved over the past few years in response to faculty feedback and so are, also, an example of EPP efforts at continuous improvement.

program program contact
Agriculture Education Marissa Wilson
Art Education
Biology Education James Champine
Chemistry Education Rachel Morgan-Theall
Counseling Education, Specialist Travis Smith
Early Childhood Education Cassie Borst 
Early Childhood Special Education, MAT 
Educational Administration, Specialist Sherry Copeland
Elementary Education, MA Brandy Hepler
Elementary Education, UG Larry Bohannon
English Education Jessica Muckerman-Presson
Exceptional Child (Cross-Categorical), UG Dixie McCollum
Exceptional Child Education, MA (Non-cert) Dixie McCollum
Exceptional Child, MAT 
Family & Consumer Sciences Education Sarah Garner
Higher Education Administration, MA Brooke Clubbs
Mathematics Education William McNeary
Mental Health Counseling, MA Jan Ward
Middle School Education, Language Arts/Social Sciences William Bratberg
Middle School Education, Mathematics, Science William Bratberg
Music Education: Instrumental
Music Education: Vocal
Physical Education Adolfo Ramos
Seidu Sofo 
Physics Education Joseph Murphy
School Administration, MA Lisa Bertrand
School Counseling, MA Jan Ward
School Psychological Examiner, Certificate Jan Ward
Secondary Ed: Educational Studies, MA Robin Smith
Secondary Ed: Educational Technology, MA Robin Smith
Social Science Education Courtney Kisat
Special Education Administrator Lisa Bertrand
STEM, MAT William Bratberg
Teacher Leadership, MA Margaret Noe
Teacher Leadership, Specialist Sherry Copeland
World Languages Education
Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Certification/Background Check
(573) 651-5932
Field Experiences
(573) 651-2411
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Mailing Address
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