The Educator Preparation Program Application System (EPPAS) is the online reporting system used by teacher preparation providers in Minnesota.
All teacher preparation providers need to designate an Identified Official with Authority (IOwA). The IOwA has the responsibility of giving users within the unit access to PELSB's website systems, including EPPAS.
PELSB suggests preparation providers designate an IOwA who has knowledge of the entire unit to ensure the IOwA can knowledgeably provide authorization to appropriate users. Additionally, PELSB recommends each preparation provider designate only one individual as the unit's IOwA.
Steps to Set up and Renew an IOwA Each Year:
- Determine who the IOwA will be for the next 365 days. If the IOwA is changing from the previous year, the new IOwA must have an account in EDIAM.
- Identify your IOwA in the annual contact form update.
- The IOwA can grant EPPAS entry and verifier access, including to themselves.