Measures of Success

100% Job Placement Rate for thepast four years for graduates who desired employment* (2015-2019)

Students spent 1,000 hours working in schools by graduation

96% of 2017-2019 graduates were observed by their principals and rating Effective of Highly Effective.

* Undergraduate and Transition to Teaching data

Our mission is simple; a quality major produces a graduate who is prepared and excels in the classroom. UE’s early school placements during the freshman year lead to intensive internship and student teaching experiences for all majors. As a result, our graduates are well prepared for the rigors of the 21st century classroom.

  • 100% of School of Education graduates from 2015-2019 rated their preparation for teaching as excellent or good.
  • Over the past three years, case study trend data indicates our graduates are consistently measured as effective or highly effective teachers regarding instructional practice in their classrooms based upon school administrator observations and positively impacting P-12 student learning and development.
  • 100% of principals responding to an IDOE survey indicated they were satisfied or very satisfied with the pre-service training their beginning teacher received from the University of Evansville.
  • 100% of 2019 graduates passed the Pedagogy State Licensing exam on the first attempt.
  • Graduates help students grow in the classroom. A 2018-2019 sample of graduates revealed a student improvement range of 92%-100% on a pre-test and post-test administered in the classroom. 2017-2018 sample of graduates revealed a student improvement range of 87-100% on a pre-test and post-test administered in the classroom. Trend data indicates that our graduates are making a positive impact on student learning and development in their respective classrooms.
  • Although trend data listed above indicates our graduates are successful in the classroom, the School of Education supports our graduates through a three-year mentoring program to continue to help them improve their classroom practices and impact on student improvement.
One graduate wrote in the survey, “The preparatory program at the University of Evansville is very thorough. I took part in a practicum, two internships, and a student teaching assignment. The hands-on experience I received there proved to be quite helpful in my first two years of teaching.” Another graduate wrote, “The University of Evansville was an excellent program and I couldn’t have asked for better professors or a better program.”

Freshman surveys

According to focus group data from our 2018-2019 freshman class, the strengths of our Teacher Education program include:

  • Small class sizes
  • Getting into classrooms as a freshman
  • Personal contact with faculty and academic advisors
  • Students begin to think like a classroom teacher during their first semester
  • Campus and faculty diversity
  • Various opportunities to study abroad
  • Teaching Fellows scholarship (scholarship for teacher shortage areas and underrepresented teacher groups)

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