Program Review Board
The Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) is a seven-member board established by the WVBE. Among its many duties and responsibilities, the EPPRB is charged with reviewing all initially proposed programs in order to submit or withhold a recommendation for program approval to the WVBE. The EPPRB is also charged with reviewing all proposed substantive changes to existing WVBE-approved programs and submitting or withholding a recommendation for acceptance of such changes to the WVBE. Finally, the EPPRB reviews reports from accreditation boards to recommend institutions' programs for continuing program approval.
Programs intending to submit a proposal must declare intent at a minimum of 60 days prior to the scheduled meeting and documents must be submitted to the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled meeting.
July 6, 2017-- Letter of intent to submit program for review due to WVDE
August 6, 2017-- Submission of program for review due to WVDE
September 6, 2017—EPPRB Meeting
October or November—If recommended, program presented to the WVBE to be considered for approval
December 6, 2017-- Letter of intent to submit program for review due to WVDE
January 6, 2018-- Submission of program for review due to WVDE
February 6, 2018—EPPRB Meeting
March or April—If recommended, program presented to the WVBE to be considered for approval