Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)


Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston TX 77074-3298

Harriet Sturgeon
The Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE) provides a number of different services for students in the Teacher Preparation Program. The purpose of CPPE is to provide support for students who are currently in, or are interested in, the Teacher Preparation Program in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

CPPE is responsible for each of the following areas:
  • Coordinating Field Experience
  • Managing Teacher Ed Program Admittance                              
  • Providing Regular Practice Exams
  • Organizing regular TExES review sessions                        
  • Conducting annual survey of employees to evaluate level of preparedness of graduates
  • Conducting annual survey of graduates to evaluate level of preparedness for the workforce
  • Overseeing State test approvals and certifications    
  • Housing 504 Disabilities Coordinator

Important Dates to Remember:

Spring 2015 Teacher Education Program Applications Due: 
September 15, 2014 by 5:00 pm to School of Education--No late applications accepted

Spring 2015 Student/Clinical Teaching Applications Due:
September 15, 2014 by 5:00 pm to School of Education-No late applications accepted

Applications are below in Important Documents

Important Documents

  • Applying for Standard Certification (teacher, principal, school counselor, educational diagnostician, master technology teacher: should not be done until the end of the semester of completion of your program

Practice Exam Schedule:

To register for a Practice Exam, contact your School of Education Advisor for approval, at least 2 days prior to testing date:

Practice Test Approval Form: complete and bring to advisor for approval signature

Sat. Jan 18, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 15, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat. March 22, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat. April 12, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat. May 10, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed. May 21, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed. May 28, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

TExES Preparation Materials

Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Testing Available

Educators who will be taking the BTLPT are encouraged to practice using the Alternate Character Toolbar by accessing the tutorial.
EC-6 Bilingual Program candidates will take the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT).  This exam evaluates reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills, and requires the use of a special tool bar (   Registration details found here:  The following is a link to the practice manual: 
BTLPT Spanish Prerecorded Webinar NEW!



Comments from Employers

Based on the 2011-2012 employer survey, (sample survey:, it was clearly evident that employees feel that graduates of the HBU School of Education are well prepared for employment and continue to demonstrate such levels of classroom performance after 1-5 years.
Comments from employers indicated that HBU graduates are:
"well prepared for the curriculum and diverse student populations"

"dedicated to their job and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed"
When comparing HBU graduates to graduates of other universities, employers described our graduates as:

"above others," "higher level," "very prepared," and "top 10%"
HBU graduates were also described as having:
"a great work ethic and a clear Christian testimony."

In addition, HBU alumni provided feedback regarding their job preparation and employment status (sample survey: Alumni results indicate feedback from recent graduates (1-2 years) and all education alumni.