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    


Important Information:

Teacher Education Preparation Program (TEP) Requirements, Process and Applications: 

Undergraduate TEP Applications due Sept. 15 for spring entry and Feb. 15 fall entry. No late applications accepted.

Clinical Teaching (formally student teaching)
Requirements, Process and Applications

All Clinical Teaching Applications due 2 semesters prior to the semester of clinical teaching. The applications are due by the last day of class of that semester (fall and spring only, summer is not included). Clinical Teaching was formally known as student teaching is now referred to as clinical teaching for both undergraduates and graduates.

Spring 2015 & Fall 2015  Clinical Teaching Applications due now no late applications accepted

Clinical Teaching Handbook and Supplement Forms

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.
Process for applying


Practice Exam Schedule:

Practice Exams are administered through the HBU Testing Services, but prior approval must be obtained from the School of Education.

To register for a Practice Exam, contact your School of Education Adviser for approval, at least 48 hours prior to testing date and time.  Each test session is $15.00, payable the day of the test in check or cash only.

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

Fall 2014 Test Schedule
Thurs. Sept. 11, 2014 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat. Sept. 27, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed. Oct. 8, 2014 3;30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat. Nov. 8, 2014 8:00 am  - 11:00 am
Tues. Nov. 18, 2014 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 8:00 am  - 11:00 am
Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Reviews of Practice Tests are scheduled throughout the year and are open to all eligible HBU students only. Eligibility is established by the CPPE Office.  
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.