The University of Cincinnati School of Education has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
CAEP accredited programs include:
· Early Childhood Education (P-5)
· Middle Childhood Education (4-9)
· Secondary Education (7-12)
· Special Education Intervention Specialist (K-12)
· Principal License
Educator Preparation Performance
The EPP at the University of Cincinnati seeks to improve outcomes for students in high needs schools by preparing professionals who recognize the moral imperative to teach all children. We prepare educators who are committed to issues of social justice, caring about each individual, and are competent in evidence-based practice and data-driven decisions. Instilling 21st century skills such as information literacy, thinking and problem solving, and interpersonal relationships and self-direction, provides the foundation for our work. We strive to prepare educators who support self-determination, advocacy, and empowerment for the most disenfranchised students.
CAEP ANNUAL REPORTING MEASURES
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has established eight annual reporting measures which are used to provide information to the public on both program impact and program outcomes. The CAEP measures with links to supporting evidence for each measure are provided below:
MEASURES OF PROGRAM IMPACT
Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)
Value-Added Data -a component of Ohio's Accountability system, value-added calculations utilize data from state-tested subjects and grades to measure student growth.
Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)
OTES and OPES Data - administrator ratings of the performance of recent graduates, as mandated under the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and the Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES).
Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3 | A.4.1) Employer Survey-a survey of employer perceptions on the quality of preparation provided by the University of Cincinnati.
Resident Educator Data - data on the persistence of University of Cincinnati graduates through the Resident Educator program, Ohio's four-year teacher development system.
Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 | A.4.2)
Pre-Service Survey -a survey of student satisfaction with the quality of preparation provided by the University of Cincinnati in initial teacher licensure programs. Pre-service teachers receive an invitation from ODHE to complete this survey during their culminating student teaching experience.
Principal Intern Survey - a survey of student satisfaction with the quality of preparation provided by the University of Cincinnati in the principal licensure programs. Students receive an invitation from ODHE to complete this survey during their culminating internship experience.
Alumni Survey - a survey of alumni satisfaction with the quality of preparation provided by the University of Cincinnati. In-service teachers receive an invitation from ODHE to complete this survey as they enter year 2 of the Resident Educator program.
MEASURES OF PROGRAM OUTCOMES/CONSUMER INFORMATION
Measure 5: Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)
Student Teaching Success Rate
Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)
Licensure Examination Pass Rates
Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels)
Plans to Collect Employment Information -employment information on graduates in their first and second year after program completion.