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The Educator Preparation Program Accreditation Office (EPPAO) 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 EPPAO 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. Terri loves spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, quilting, reading, and crocheting. Terri has been with the Educator Preparation Program since January 2016. She loves being at BYU and is here to serve in any way she can. Read Full Bio

Kinsley Daw

February 18, 2020 10:12 AM
Kinsley Daw is from Kaysville, Utah. She enjoys hiking, doing nails, spending time with friends and going on vacations with her family. She loves going to the beach but also loves the beautiful mountains in Utah. She adores her nephew and is excited to meet her niece in October! She is currently attending Utah Valley University studying Elementary Education. Read Full Bio

Mollie Delahunty

April 08, 2020 02:09 PM
Mollie is from Draper, Utah. She loves to run, be outside and listen to good music. She is also an avid rock climber and is always looking for a new place to climb. She served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Brazil João Pessoa Mission. Mollie is studying Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology, and hopes to pursue a career in the healthcare field. 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/Art Ed minor and wants to go and teach US and World History and Art to High School students. She served her mission in Independence Missouri. She loves Adventuring, Running, Hiking, Playing Ultimate Frisbee and doing all kinds of art.
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Addison Hansen

May 06, 2021 08:29 PM
Addison is from Orem, UT. She is currently studying Hospitality Management at Utah Valley University. She hopes to become a tour manager or an event planner within the music industry. She loves fashion, cooking, and planning parties.
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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 Creager

November 01, 2022 01:29 PM
Emma is from Idaho Falls, Idaho and is currently studying Family Life at BYU. She enjoys hiking, reading, and anything to do with music!
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