Our EPP Partnership Program
To provide a forum for collaboration between the School of Education (SOE) and its education partners to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for all involved in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP).
EPP Partnership Model
The SOE collaborates with P-12 school partners to design field experiences that reflect diverse settings to ensure that candidates demonstrate their developing effectiveness and positive impact on all students’ learning and development. Field experiences, including technology-enhanced learning opportunities, are structured to have multiple performance-based assessments at key points within the program to demonstrate candidates’ development of the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions, that are associated with a positive impact on the learning and development of all P-12 students.
Meet Our EPP Partnership Team
Dr. Joseph Wiegand
Interim Residential Dean
Dr. Laurie Rice
Dr. Michelle Goodwin
Associate Dean, Residential Programs and Licensure
Dr. Miranda Arnold
Coordinator of Local Field Experiences
Director of Online Gate and Field Placement
Mrs. Yoon Patti
Assistant Director of Online Graduate Gate and Field Placement
Regional EPP Partnership Centers
- Washington DC Fellowship
EPP Partner Advisory Councils
Mission: To provide a forum for collaboration between the School of Education and its local education partners to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for all involved (Central Virginia area).
Directors: Dr. Dani Rule, Principal, Dunbar Middle School (Lynchburg, VA) and Dr. Michelle Goodwin, Senior Assistant Dean, SOE
CAC Membership: School personnel from local school systems and SOE Faculty
Community Advisory Council Minutes
Mission: To provide a forum for collaboration between the School of Education and its distance education partners to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for all involved in the Educator Preparation Program (Outside the Central Virginia area).
Directors: Dr. Tracey Pritchard, The Christian School, (Brookhaven, PA)
GAC Membership: School personnel from school systems outside of Central VA and SOE Faculty
Global Advisory Council Minutes
Mission: To provide a forum for collaboration between the School of Education and faculty in other departments and schools across the university to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for all involved in the Educator Preparation Program.
Director: Dr. Andrea Beam, Chair, Secondary Education
SAC Membership: Secondary Education Content University Faculty
Secondary Advisory Council Minutes
Mission: To provide a forum for collaboration between the advanced licensure departments in the School of Education and the School of Behavioral Sciences to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for all involved in the Advanced Educator Preparation Program.
Director: Dr. Samuel J. Smith, Director, Advanced Licensure Programs
AAC Membership: Program Directors and faculty for advanced licensure programs, with participation from Advanced Program representatives in CAC and GAC
Advanced Advisory Council Minutes
EPP Partner Events
- Advisory Council Meetings
- Career Services Employer Relations
EPP Partner Resources
Professional Development Courses
Professional development courses are offered at Liberty University on-site and online for K–12 educators. You can use these graduate courses as continuing education credits, to renew your teacher license, or to pursue a master’s degree.
Professional Development Points
All clinical educators receive professional development and are involved in the creation of professional development opportunities on the use of evaluation instruments, professional disposition evaluation of candidates, specific goals/objectives of the clinical experience, and providing feedback.
Liberty University Convocation: Brandon Fleming, Founder and CEO of Harvard Diversity Project, speaks to Teacher Education Students at Liberty University.
Liberty University Convocation: Ben Talley, 2015 National Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, speaks to Teacher Education Students at Liberty University.
SOE Placement Training
SOE Placement Training includes:
- Student Teaching and Internship (Handbooks, training videos, stipend information)
- Evaluation Resources (LiveText, edTPA, CPAST)
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