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Educator Preparation Governing Council Purpose and Functions


The Educator Preparation Governing Council (EPGC) is a policy-making and review body with oversight of any matter related to the preparation of PK-12 education professionals at Western Michigan University, including undergraduate and graduate programs.  Its ultimate goal is to improve the quality of educator preparation programs and the learning of students. For example, it will be concerned with the establishment or revision of educator programs, the assessment of program outcomes, and the alignment of programs with state and national standards for educators.

Note: Throughout this document, the term “unit” refers to the overall professional education unit which encompasses all colleges, departments, and programs related to education preparation.