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The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is a resource available to the McKay School of Education and Arts and Sciences colleges that host educator preparation programs. Its primary function is to advise and support academic units on matters concerning the accreditation and state licensure of education programs on campus. The EPP provides trainings and maintains resources to assist faculty and school-based partners in preparing BYU students for licensure. The office provides support in compiling and submitting key reports to federal and state agencies.

2004 Jesse Knight Building, BYU Provo UT.
Contact us at or (801) 422-1190.

Dr. Brent W. Chowen

February 18, 2020 10:14 AM
Dr. Brent W. Chowen is currently the interim Director of the Brigham Young University Education Preparation Program Accreditation Office (EPPAO). Brent comes from the McKay School of Education, where he served for 3 years as an Associate Professor in Teacher Education. Prior to arriving at BYU, he worked in the School of Education at Brigham Young University—Hawaii. In his role at BYUH, he served as a classroom professor, a clinical field supervisor, department chair, and accreditation lead for BYUH’s TEAC accreditation. Read Full Bio

Terri Summers

February 18, 2020 10:05 AM
Terri Summers comes to BYU after 25 successful years as an educator. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, and district administrator. Terri has a bachelor degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, earned an English as a Second Language endorsement as well as advanced degrees in Teaching and Learning, School Leadership, and National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. Read Full Bio

Janet Olsen

July 21, 2023 03:48 PM
Janet Olsen was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She owns a successful music studio in South Utah County and sits on the state board of the Utah Music Teachers Association. Janet is a best selling author and international speaker, presenting on music theory and teaching students with autism and learning disabilities. Read Full Bio

Rachel Feilbach

August 19, 2021 01:25 PM
Rachel is from Cedar Hills Utah. She is a History Teaching Major with an Art minor and wants to go and teach US and World History and Art to high school students. She served her mission in Independence, Missouri.
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Claire Johns

March 02, 2021 04:14 PM
Claire is from Nashville, TN. She just switched her major to Genetics and is hoping to be a genetic counselor one day. She loves to bake bread, salsa dance, and do yoga. She served her mission in Brazil João Pessoa and Georgia Atlanta North.

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Olivia Shepherd

March 01, 2022 02:43 PM
Olivia Shepherd is from Kaysville, Utah. She enjoys playing the piano, pickleball, and eating ice cream. She served her mission in Dallas, Texas and is studying Communication Disorders at BYU. Read Full Bio

Emma Schone

November 01, 2022 01:29 PM
Emma was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She is currently a junior at BYU studying family life with an emphasis in family studies, along with a minor in music and French. Emma enjoys spending time with her family, especially when surrounded by nature. She enjoys traveling to new places and trying different kinds of food, as well as hiking, reading, and warm beaches!
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Dayana Aristondo

June 26, 2023 04:14 PM
Dayana is from Lima, Peru. She started studying at BYU in Winter 2023. She's enrolled as a pre-Illustration major with the goal of getting into the Illustration program. She loves drawing, painting, cooking, and having fun! Read Full Bio

Quincee Carter

September 21, 2023 12:40 PM
Quincee is from a small town in Northern California. She loves to ski, go on hikes, watch sports with friends and travel. She was recently accepted to the Marriot School of Business and is pursuing a degree in ExDM. Read Full Bio