Measures of Success

CAEP Accredited ProviderOur 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.

The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP advances excellent education preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. This accreditation status is effective between spring 2016 and spring 2023. Similar to all Educator Preparation programs, site visits occur every seven years. Ours will occur in spring 2023. Please see the listing below for programs that have been reviewed by CAEP and approved by the Indiana Department of Education.

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education - Grades 5-12- English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, World Languages
  • Exceptional Needs Mild Intervention and Intense Intervention
  • Fine Arts Visual Arts
  • Music Education
  • Transition to Teaching
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Additionally, the Accelerated Elementary Education program has been approved by the Indiana Department of Education. This program was added after the last CAEP accreditation visit and will be reviewed by the CAEP accreditation team during our next site visit in spring 2023.

CAEP Accountability Measures

Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness (R4.1)

100% of graduates are satisfied with the training they received at the University of Evansville, including the following areas:

  • Content preparation and knowledge
  • Inclusive and rigorous learning environments
  • Learner development and growth
  • Collaboration with school leaders and colleagues
  • View the full teacher survey report
93% of teachers with 1-3 years of experience achieved “highly effective” or “effective” rating.
  • View the full effectiveness report
  • View Annual Case Study
    • Participants are completers in the classroom 5 years or less in a local school corporation
    • 2020-2021, the overall mean iObservation Score is a 3.47 (n=32)
    • 2019-2020, the overall mean iObservation Score is a 3.32 (n=26)
    • Locally Developed Assessment (LDA) data available. (IDOE removed student data ratings from the evaluation process in the 2020-21 school year).
    • 2019-20, 95-100% student growth range from pre-test to post-test.
    • 2018-19, 92-100% student growth range from pre-test to post-test
    • Overall, it appears that our graduates consistently perform at an acceptable level and impact P-12 student growth, learning and development.

Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement (R4.2, R5.3, RA4.1)

  • 100% of hiring principals believe graduates are well-prepared and are satisfied with the training their teachers received from the University of Evansville. 100% of hiring principals agree or strongly agree that our graduates:
    • Know how to provide an inclusive learning environment
    • Understand how students learn
    • Adhere to the legal and ethical requirements of the teaching profession
    • Use a variety of assessment methods to guide, adjust, and improve instruction
    • Develop content specific assessments to test for student understanding of the lesson
    • Differentiate instruction to meet all students' learning needs
    • View the full Principal Survey Report
  • 92% of graduates believe they were well prepared to teach by the Teacher Education Program at the University of Evansville's School of Education.
  • View the full teacher survey report
  • The EPP Annual Case Study data indicates that our graduates consistently perform at an acceptable level and impact P-12 student growth, learning and development. View Annual Case Study

Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Completion (R3.3)

Percentage of Candidates Meeting State Licensure Requirements

TRADITIONAL

Traditional
University of Evansville (1208) Statewide
Group Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Institutional Pass Rate Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Statewide Pass Rate
All program completers, 2020-21 21 18 86% 2146 1734 81%
All program completers, 2019-20 20 18 90% 2077 1789 86%
All program completers, 2018-19 17 16 94% 2139 1929 90%

ALTERNATE

Traditional
University of Evansville (1208) Statewide
Group Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Institutional Pass Rate Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Statewide Pass Rate
All program completers, 2020-21 13 11 85% 695 584 84%
All program completers, 2019-20 11 11 100% 604 545 90%
All program completers, 2018-19 8 598 554 93%

See more details in the full Title II Reports below.

You can download the reports using the links below:

2021

2020

2019

Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared

  • 100% job placement for students who seek employment.

Graduation Rates

  • Our job placement rate for the 2020-21 school year is 100% for those seeking employment or graduate school admission. All students who wanted to secure a position or enter graduate school have been successful. In a small number of cases, graduates have decided not to pursue a teaching position upon graduation. More specifically, 33 of 37 completers sought employment. Of these, 32 completers secured a teaching position and 1 student entered graduate school. 4 students from the 2020-21 graduating class did not seek a teaching position.
  • Of the 26 students admitted to Teacher Education Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019, 25 have or will graduate by Spring 2021 giving a 96% graduation rate. The 1 student who did not graduate, is on target to graduate in December 2021.
  • Of the 23 students admitted to Teacher Education Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018, 22 graduated giving a 96% graduation rate. The 1 student who did not graduate, transferred to another university and changed majors to an area outside of education.

Freshman surveys

According to focus group data from the previous two freshman classes, the strengths of our Teacher Education program include:

  • Affordable!
    • Teaching Fellows Scholarship
    • Changemaker Scholarship
      • “I received enough scholarships that it was comparable to many schools and even cheaper than some.”
  • 100% job placement
  • Reputation of UE and the School of Ed in the community
  • Small class sizes-Home Like Environment
    • “I knew that I would receive a personalized education with involved professors.”
  • Getting into classrooms as a freshman
    • “We begin to think like a classroom teacher during our first semester.”
  • Personal contact with faculty and academic advisors
    • “I fell in love with the Education Department!”
    • “The education department made me feel like a person rather than a number.”
    • “The education program is a tight knit family.”
    • “There was such a community feel!”
    • “When I first stepped on campus, I felt like it was home!”
  • Campus and faculty diversity
  • Various opportunities to study abroad

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