CAEP

Since its first accreditation decision in 1954, Jacksonville State University's School of Education has proudly held National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation.  As the national accrediting agency transitions into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), we intend to continue our work with this accreditor and have prepared the following Continuous Improvement Institutional Report and Exhibit Center as evidence of our efforts to prepare future teachers and other school professionals.  


NCATE/CAEP Preliminary Results of Accreditation Team

The School of Education at Jacksonville State University hosted an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP) in November 2013.

In late November, 2013, NCATE/CAEP's Continuous Improvement Commission met to determine the accreditation status of 66 institutions being reviewed with NCATE/CAEP standards. We are pleased to inform you that accreditation was been continued for the professional education unit at Jacksonville State University through 2020.


School of Education Institutional Report & Exhibits for NCATE Offsite Reviews and Onsite Visits

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CAEP Annual Reports 2019

2019 JSU Ed Prep Report Card

Impact Measures (CAEP Standard 4)

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

Impact Measures

CAEP Standard 4

Summary

Future Directions

4.1 Impact on P-12 learning and development

The JSU School of Education is implementing Program Impact Case Studies to determine the effectiveness of its completers. The case study will include randomly selected first-third year teachers from various teaching fields. The completers will be assessed with the Common Observation Rubric (COBS) and interviewed with questions drawn from the state-developed completer survey. Pre- and post-assessments are included in the case studies.

The case study model will continue in upcoming semesters. It will be expanded to include more completers. Data from the case studies will be aligned with the InTASC Standards and analyzed for patterns and trends. The Program Impact Case Studies data will be included in the EPP-wide data meetings each fall and spring and used to inform program innovations.


2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

Impact Measures

CAEP Standard 4

Summary

Future Directions

4.2 Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The JSU School of Education is implementing Program Impact Case Studies to determine the effectiveness of its completers. The case study will include randomly selected first-third year teachers from various teaching fields. The completers will be assessed with the Common Observation Rubric (COBS) and interviewed with questions drawn from the state-developed completer survey. Results from the case study data collection will be compared to the state-survey to explore how completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to receive.

The case study model will continue in upcoming semesters. It will be expanded to include more completers. Data from the case studies will be aligned with the InTASC Standards and analyzed for patterns and trends. The Program Impact Case Studies data will be included in the EPP-wide data meetings each fall and spring and used to inform program innovations.


3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3/A.4.1)
JSU Employer Survey
Employer Summary Data All Institutions

Impact Measures

CAEP Standard 4

Summary

Future Directions

4.3/A.4.1 Satisfaction of Employers

The JSU School of Education received information on satisfaction of employers on a state created survey. The survey results suggested that employers are generally satisfied with JSU graduates.

The JSU School of Education will continue to gather information on employer satisfaction through superintendents,  principal groups, surveys, and interviews and will respond to suggestions, needs, and comments regarding employer satisfaction. 


4. Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4/A.4.2)
JSU New Teacher Summary Data
New Teacher Summary Data All Institutions
Outcome Measures

Impact Measures

CAEP Standard 4

Summary

Future Directions

4.4/A.4.2 Satisfaction of Completers

The JSU School of Education received information on satisfaction of completers on a state created survey. The survey results suggested that completers are generally satisfied with JSU graduates.

The JSU School of Education will continue to gather information on satisfaction through advisory councils, surveys, observations, and interviews and will respond to suggestions, needs, and comments regarding employer satisfaction. 


5. Graduation Rates (Initial & advanced levels)

Outcome Measures

 

Summary

Future Directions

Graduation Rates Initial and Advanced Levels

Graduation rates from 2011 through 2015 are the most recent available data. The graduate rates suggest that the majority of candidates at the initial certification levels do complete their four-year degree. Results indicate that programs fluctuate with dips in completers from time to time, but overall, graduate rates for the majority of programs are steadily above 90%.

The JSU School of Education will continue to monitor four-year graduation rates. The candidate recruitment, selectivity, and retention processes will include emphasis on relationship building and support so that candidates are able to matriculate fully through their program in a timely manner.


6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)

Outcome Measures

 

Summary

Future Directions

Ability of Completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (Initial and Advanced Levels)

Title II Report 2017-2019

Number of completers in programs leading to initial teacher certification: 213

Number of completers in advanced programs that lead to a degree, credential, or endorsement: 132

Total Completers: 345

The JSU School of Education will continue to require initial and advanced completers to meet current certification/licensure requirements in their respective fields.


7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels) - Initial 93.5, Advanced - 78%. (This includes those who are not seeking employment at this time.

Outcome Measures

 

Summary

Future Directions

Ability of Completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (this includes those seeking employment at this time)

345 Completers were eligible for certification in the teaching fields in which they completed.

All completers are eligible for hiring in the teaching fields in which they completed. The JSU School of Education will continue to collaborate with JSU Career Services and Clinical Partners on specialized education career fair participation.


8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)

Outcome Measures

 

Summary

Future Directions

Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Student loan default rates for the JSU School of Education is embedded in the overall JSU loan default rate. The most recent loan default document from the United States Department of Education indicates that the overall JSU loan default rate is 9.8%. This metric is effective for loans that entered repayment status in FY 2016 window.

The JSU School of Education will emphasize consistent, appropriate advisement so that all candidates at the initial and advanced program levels fully leverage financial aid options and graduate prepared to work and repay obligations.


CAEP Annual Reports 2018

Impact Measures (CAEP Standard 4)

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3/A.4.1)

JSU Employer Survey

Employer Summary Data All Institutions

4. Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4/A.4.2)

JSU New Teacher Summary Data

New Teacher Summary Data All Institutions

Outcome Measures

5. Graduation Rates (Initial & advanced levels)

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels) - Initial 93.5, Advanced - 78%. (This includes those who are not seeking employment at this time.

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)

Loan Default Rate