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Professional Development

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education support professional development that enhances student preparation. The State Regents provide FREE professional development programs to EPAS-participating schools. A staff of three K-12 specialists are available for on-site training in schools.

Free On-Site Professional Development
Fall EPAS Professional Development Workshops
College Access Counselor Retreats
2015 College Access Challenge Grant Counselor Summer Institute

Free On-Site Professional Development
The EPAS specialists are available for training sessions that offer assistance in interpretation of EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT results; supporting materials, core curriculum planning and alignment; and using ACT’s College Readiness Standards alignment to Common Core to boost student performance on state assessments. Presentations may be designed for general audiences or specific areas, such as math, English, science, social studies and reading. EPAS specialists working in consultation with a local school will design a program that meets the school’s particular needs. For more information, contact the EPAS staff.


Fall 2015 EPAS Professional Development Workshops
Professional development workshops for administrators, counselors district test coordinators and curriculum leaders will be held statewide each fall. Topics will include:

For each workshop, registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshop last from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Woodward High Plains Technology Center, 3921 34th St.
Thursday, Sept. 17 Enid Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2929 E. Randolph
Friday,   Sept. 18 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 Altus Southwest Technology Center, 711 Tamarack Road
Thursday, Sept. 24 Ardmore Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, 2610 Sam Noble Parkway
Friday,   Sept. 25 Wilburton Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1301 W. Main
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Miami Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, 200 "I" St. NE
Thursday, Oct. 1 Broken Arrow Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, 3100 E. New Orleans St.

Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. Online registration is now available (opens in new window).

Printable Schedule (PDF, 114k)


College Access Counselor Retreats
College Access Counselor Retreats are held at various locations statewide in the fall, winter and spring. Information regarding the 2015-16 retreats will be available here this summer.


2015 College Access Challenge Grant Counselor Summer Institute
Registration is now open for our Counselor Summer Institute. The summer institute will begin Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m., and conclude Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m. The institute will be held at Quartz Mountain Lodge, Lone Wolf. Meals and lodging will be provided.

In order to be able to attend this institute, you must have attended at least one College Access Counselor Retreat sponsored by the State Regents any time from 2008-15. If you have questions, contact Lisa Nelson at

Online Registration (opens in new window)