Educator Preparation Program
The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) provides field-based teacher training for qualified persons with a bachelor's degree. A recruitment effort is conducted annually in order to increase the availability of teacher applicants, particularly in the areas of shortage. Eligible interns participate as specially certified teachers in a one year internship under the guidance of the principal, mentor, and Region III staff. In addition, the intern completes approximately 300 total hours including online coursework, pre-service training, and ongoing training during the school year prior to recommendation for standard teacher certification.