Graduates from UE's School of Education leave the program with the skills they need to succeed as teachers - so much so that, in 2010-11, 100 percent of graduates from the program were working in the field of education.
Because of their educational foundation and supportive relationships with faculty, our graduates are achieving personal and professional success. In 2010-11, 100 percent of graduates from the Teacher Education program were working in the field of education. Many of our graduates choose to work in inner-city schools, as they have the confidence and skill to do so. By graduation, all education students have had experience in Title I schools; many have had as much as 4 to 5 different school/community experiences. Our graduates also report they are working - and flourishing - in a highly diverse student and teacher population.
Here are a few more interesting facts about our graduates:
- 100% of graduates have a pass rate on state exams such as the PRAXIS in the last year.
- 90% of graduates find themselves in teacher leadership positions within their schools, serving as instructional coaches and providing workshops to other faculty in their building for curriculum development, instruction, and technology.
Graduates of the University of Evansville School of Education are known for their skills and knowledge as well as for their compelling attitudes and dedication to the children of this nation. Indeed, many School of Education graduates have employment offers prior to graduation. There are several key reasons for this: first, our students participate in a wide variety of meaningful experiences in schools and school communities, working closely with teachers, families, and administrators. These experiences allow our students to build the skillsets needed to grow into caring and effective educators while benefitting from established support systems as they learn.
Second, our graduates are generally very culturally competent, again, largely due to the way our coursework and their school field experiences work together. Our graduates understand and value the many differences found in today’s schools.
Finally, we have excellent data and information related to our students’ content knowledge. Our students do very well on the various tests required by licensing and accrediting bodies. In fact, with the assistance of many other campus departments, our students go beyond what is required by the state of Indiana for teacher licensure.
To support these statements, the following information provides both a “snapshot” and a longitudinal view of the data the School of Education uses to support the offered programs and assure their effectiveness.