The Educator Preparation Program Application System (EPPAS) is the online reporting system used by teacher preparation providers in Minnesota.
All teacher preparation providers will need to designate an Identified Official with Authority (IOwA). The IOwA will have the responsibility of giving users within thteir unit access to PELSB's website systems, including EPPAS and the future Online Educator Licensing System.
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.
After the preparation provider has made its designation, the IOwA can begin the setup process. The process includes contacting PELSB staff with information about the designated IOwA. Each user will need to have an EDIAM account and may use the guidance Creating a new EDIAM User Account for EPPAS Access.
The EPPAS system plays a critical role in meeting the reporting requirements of PELSB and in assisting individual programs with the maintenance of program data over time.
If, after submitting your PERCAs, you notice that you no longer see the program anymore, it is likely in "Program Review Panel" status. When programs are in "Program Review Panel" status, they are not visible to those with "entry" or "verifier" access. Programs will become visible again when they are in "board status," and you may also see the Program Review Panel recommendation at that time.
The Program Review Panel is a 13-member panel representing stakeholders in teacher education in Minnesota. Minnesota Rule 8705.2000 describes its charge. The panel meets two or three times per year to review PERCAs and RIPAs and provide recommendations to the Board.
TITLE II is a federally mandated annual report that requires both Institutions of Higher Education and States to submit data in regards to preparation of teachers. This report is required by Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Secretary of Education prepares reports for Congress and the public.
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