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Center for Educator Preparation and Certification Services

Center for Educator Preparation logo: The Educator as a Service Professional. Planning, Performing, Preparing, Assessing Proficiency.Welcome to the Center for Educator Preparation and Certification Services.

The College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences is the educator preparation program responsible for teacher education. Within the context of other units of the University, the College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences’ mission is consistent with the teaching, research, extension and public service mission of the University.

The teaching mission is to prepare P-12 teacher candidates and other school personnel to be effective educators as service professionals with knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions that help all students learn and that lead to a State of Alabama Professional Educator’s Certificate. The research mission is to promote and facilitate the development and dissemination of high-quality knowledge, abilities, and professional dispositions relating to effective teaching and learning. The service mission is to establish and maintain collaborations and partnerships that facilitate changes to improve education.

The conceptual framework of the educator preparation program at Alabama A&M University has grown out of a rich tradition of preparing teachers for North Alabama, for the southern region, and for the nation. The University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service provides the context for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the conceptual framework for the preparation of teachers and other school personnel. The framework is based on national, state, and institutional standards. Candidate cohort  and unit data that has been collected and analyzed and shared with school partners.

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Helpful Resources

Note: edTPA is consequential for all candidates graduating in education.


Contact Us

Center for Educator Preparation & Certification Services
Phone: 256-372-5528
Fax: 256-372-5035
Carver Complex North, Room 223
Dr. Lydia Davenport
Mrs. Victoria Richardson
Coordinator of Certification
Ms. Donika Scott
Educational Specialist
Ms. Tijuana Bell-Blake
256-372- 8221

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