Measures of Success

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.

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
  • 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 Council for the Accredditation of Educator Preperation

CAEP Annual Accreditation Reporting Measures

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

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

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

  • 100% of hiring principals believe graduates are well-prepared and are satisfied with the training their teachers received from the University of Evansville.
  • View the full Principal Survey Report

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

  • 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

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

  • 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.

Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing (Certification) and State Requirements for Certification.

Percentage of Candidates Meeting State Licensure Requirements

Teacher Education Program Enrollment Data 2015-2020

Group Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate (%) State Pass Rate (%)
Program Completers 2019-2020 18 15 83 Not Yet Available
Program Completers 2018-2019 17 16 94 80
Program Completers 2017-2018 16 13 81 82
Program Completers 2016-2017 22 20 91 84
Program Completers 2015-2016 19 18 95 91

See more details in the full Traditional Title II Report - 2020

Group Tests Taken Tests Passed Pass Rate (%) State Pass Rate (%)
Program Completers 2019-2020 11 11 100 Not Yet Available
Program Completers 2018-2019 8 8 100 Not Yet Available
Program Completers 2017-2018 5 5 100 92
Program Completers 2016-2017 6 6 100 93
Program Completers 2015-2016 1 1 100 94

See more details in the full Alternative Title II Report - 2020

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared

  • 100% job placement for students who seek employment.

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

  • The most recent federal student loan default rate for the University of Evansville was 2.9% for the FY 2018 CDR, published September of 2021

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

You can download the reports using the links below:









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.”

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