Education Preparation Council
What is EPC?
Education Preparation Council at the University of Mississippi brings together representatives from the University, School of Education, and Community Schools to participate in undergraduate and graduate instruction of students preparing to meet licensure requirements concerning nature, structure, standards, requirements, and practices in Teacher Education and Leadership.
Who serves on EPC?
EPC is chaired by the Teacher Education Department Chair and consist of faculty from the University and school administrators, teachers, and community partners associated with or supportive of programs that prepare school professionals.
This council is a collaborative advisory body to the School of Education.
|Department Chair, Teacher Education||Dr. Susan McClelland|
|Assistant Department Chair, Teacher Education||Dr. Tom Brady|
|Assistant Dean of Assessment, SOE||Dr. Ann Monroe|
|Appointed Member by TE Chair||Dr. Ellen Shelton|
|Appointed Member by TE Chair||Dr. Alice Steimle|
|Appointed Member by LCE Chair||Dr. Mark Deschaine|
|Coordinator of Field Placement, SOE||Mrs. Cindy Misita|
|Elementary Coordinator||Dr. Virginia Moore|
|Elementary Principal (Oxford)||Marni Herrington|
|Principal (Byhalia Middle School)||Elizabeth Towle|
|Elementary Supervisor||Beth Saul|
|New Albany School District||Robert Garrett|
|Middle School Assistant Principal (Tupelo)||Talina Knight|
|Assistant Superintendent (Oxford)||Bradley Roberson|
|Special Education Director (Lafayette)||Jennifer Osborne Ryan|
Mission of EPC
The mission of the Educator Preparation Council (EPC) is to develop, refine, and improve clinical practice, curriculum, and partnerships.
The EPC meets this mission through:
- Encouraging and supporting licensure programs at University of Mississippi
- Developing policies in all unit-wide matters relating to educator preparation programs.
- Monitoring state and national policies and overseeing how the unit implements state and national accreditation standards and licensing requirements.
- To encourage networking, collaboration and professional development among teacher education program faculty and partners.
- Promoting collaborations among the university, P-12 education partners, and other external state and national education constituencies.
The council meets twice a year (once each semester) at the direction of the chair and also communicates throughout the year to make decisions and recommendations through an online collaboration site.
Members will serve two-years.