CAEP

Since its first accreditation decision in 1954, Jacksonville State University's College of Education and Professional Studies has proudly held National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation.  As the national accrediting agency transitioned into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), we intended to continue our work with this accreditor.

Over the past seven-year cycle, the College of Education and Professional Studies successfully transitioned from NCATE to CAEP, completing its first accreditation cycle with CAEP in 2020, full accreditation was awarded in 2021. The process to meet and exceed the CAEP standards provided the opportunity for teacher education programs to define success in candidate preparation at both the initial and advanced program levels. The College of Education and Professional Studies Conceptual Framework, LEADERS, guided the school through the transitions, providing an anchor for faculty across programs at the initial and advanced levels. Additionally, the College of Education and Professional Studies Quality Assurance System developed into a robust foundation upon which to build strategic decision making to impact both candidate and P-12 student learning.

CEPS Conceptual Framework LEADERS

CEPS Quality Assurance Plan

College of Education and Professional Studies Exhibit of CAEP Eight Annual Measures

The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies prepared the CAEP Annual Reports that included the Eight Outcome Measures as required by the accreditor. Following is the display of outcomes as required, including links to data resources and how the data is used to guide future directions of teacher education programs at the initial and advanced levels.

Annual Reporting Measures (CAEP Component 5.4 | A.5.4)

Impact Measures

(CAEP Standard 4)

Outcome Measures

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

5. Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

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

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

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels)

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

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


Initial Certification Programs (Undergraduate) BSE

Advanced Programs

(Graduate) MSE and EdS

Collaborative Special Education (K-6/6-12) BSE

Collaborative Special Education (K-6/6-12) MSE

Early Childhood/Elementary Education BSE

Early Childhood Education MSE

Family & Consumer Science Education BSE

Early Childhood Special Education MSE

Health and Physical Education BSE

Elementary Education MSE

Secondary Education Business Marketing Ed. BSE

Instructional Leadership MSE

Secondary Education English Language Art BSE

Library Media MSE

Secondary Education General Science BSE

Reading Specialist MSE

Secondary Education Mathematics BSE

Secondary Education Business Marketing Ed. MSE

Secondary Education Social Studies BSE

Secondary Education English Language Arts  MSE

Initial Certification Programs (Graduate)

Alternative-A MSE

Secondary Education Family and Consumer Sciences MSE

Collaborative Special Education (K-6/6-12) Alt-A MSE

Secondary Education General Science MSE

Early Childhood Education Alt-A  MSE

Secondary Education Mathematics MSE

 

Secondary Education Social Studies MSE

Elementary Education Alt-A MSE

Sport Management MSE

Health and Physical Education Alt-A MSE

Instructional Leadership EdS.

Secondary Education Business Marketing Ed. Alt-A MSE

Library Media EdS

Secondary Education English Language Art Alt-A MSE

Physical Education EdS

Family and Consumer Science Education Alt-A MSE

School Counseling EdS

Secondary Education General Science Alt-A MSE

Teacher Leadership EdS

Secondary Education Mathematics Alt-A MSE

 

Secondary Education Social Studies Alt-A MSE

Note: Music Education, Vocal and Instrumental at the initial and advanced levels are accredited by NASM

Note: School Counselor Education at the advanced Master’s level is accredited by CACREP



CAEP 2021 Report for Academic Year 2019-2020

CAEP Impact Measure 4.1 Impact on P-12 learning and development

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies redesigned the Completer Case Study to determine impact on P12 learners through random selection of first-third year Completers from various teaching fields. Data includes Common Lesson Plan, Common Observation Rubrics, edTPA Professional Growth Plan, Student Perception Survey, and interviews with questions drawn from the state-developed completer survey.

Completer Case Study will be piloted in FA21 and continue onward. Additional completers will be randomly selected. Student Perception Survey will be co-constructed. Data will be aligned with the InTASC Standards and analyzed for patterns and trends and presented at the EPP-wide data meetings each fall and spring to inform and design program innovations.

Document Links:

Student Perception Survey

Case Study Plan

CAEP Impact Measure 4.2 Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies redesigned the Completer Case Study to determine Completers’ teaching effectiveness through random selection of first-third year Completers from various teaching fields. Data includes Common Lesson Plan, Common Observation Rubrics, edTPA Professional Growth Plan, Student Perception Survey, and interviews with questions drawn from the state-developed completer survey.

Completer Case Study will be piloted in FA21 and continue onward. Additional completers will be randomly selected. Student Perception Survey will be co-constructed. Data will be aligned with the InTASC Standards and analyzed for patterns and trends and presented at the EPP-wide data meetings each fall and spring to inform and design program innovations.

Document Links:

Student Perception Survey

Case Study Plan

CAEP Impact Measure 4.3|A4.1 Satisfaction of Employers

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies received information on satisfaction of employers on a state created survey. The survey results suggested that employers are generally satisfied with JSU graduates. Because of the COVID19, data collection and analysis were not conducted.

 

The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies 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. 

 

Document Links:

Employer Satisfaction Survey

Advanced Program Rotation Schedule

2020 State Higher Education Report Card

CAEP Impact Measure 4.4|A4.2 Satisfaction of Completers

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies received information on satisfaction of completers on a state created survey. The survey results suggested that completers are generally satisfied with JSU graduates. Because COVID19 data collection and analysis was not conducted.

College of Education and Professional Studies 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. 

Document Links:

Completer Satisfaction Survey

Advanced Program Rotation Schedule

2020 State Higher Education Report Card

CAEP Outcome Measure Graduation Rates (Initial and Advance Levels)

Summary

Future Directions

Initial Programs: 93%

Graduation rates from 2012 through 2015 are suggest that majority of candidates at the initial certification levels do complete their four-year degree. Of the 11 programs, 8 reported 100% graduation rates, and one program reported a 50% graduation rate.

Initial Programs:

The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies will monitor four-year and programs with a 50% or less graduation rates through the Selectivity and Monitoring plan.

Advanced Programs: 60%

Results indicate that programs fluctuate with dips in completers from time to time, of the 11 advance programs, 6 had a graduation rate of 50% or less and 2 programs reported 100%.

Advanced Programs:

Because of the low graduation rate, the EPP began to create phase-in plans with rigorous benchmarks to increase these rates.

Document Link:

Selectivity and Monitoring Plan

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

Summary

Future Directions

Title II Report 2017-2019

  • Number of completers in programs leading to initial teacher certification: 199
  • Number of completers in advanced programs that lead to a degree, credential, or endorsement: 115

Total Completers: 314

College of Education and Professional Studies will continue to require initial and advanced completers to meet current certification/licensure requirements in their respective fields.

CAEP Outcome Measure Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (Initial and Advance Levels)

Summary

Future Directions

314 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 College of Education and Professional Studies will continue to collaborate with JSU Career Services and Clinical Partners on specialized education career fair participation.

CAEP Outcome Measure Student loan default rates and other consumer information (Initial and Advance Levels)

Summary

Future Directions

Student loan default rates for the JSU College of Education and Professional Studies 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 College of Education and Professional Studies 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.

 

Document Link:

Student Loan Default Letter

CAEP 2020 Report for Academic Year 2018-2019

CAEP Impact Measure 4.1 Impact on P-12 learning and development

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies conducted a pilot case study to determine Completers’ impact on P12 learning that employed the use of the Common Lesson Plan, Common Observation Rubrics, and interviews. Data provided insight on areas to be monitored. To strengthen data, the case study needs to be restructured.

The pilot case study revealed an impact on P12 learning, but the EPP felt the research design needed to be strengthened to capture more data. Targeted to begin FA19.

Document Links:

Student Perception Survey

Case Study Plan

CAEP Impact Measure 4.2 Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies conducted a pilot case study to determine Completers’ teaching effectiveness employed the use of the Common Lesson Plan, Common Observation Rubrics, and interviews. Data provided insight on areas to be monitored. To strengthen data, the case study needs to be restructured.

The pilot case study revealed Completers’ teaching effectiveness, but the EPP felt the research design needed to be strengthened to capture more data. Targeted to begin FA19.

Document Links:

Student Perception Survey

Case Study Plan

CAEP Impact Measure 4.3|A4.1 Satisfaction of Employers

Summary

Future Directions

Employer Satisfaction Survey was created based on questions found in the state survey that stakeholders felt needed to be expanded upon to improve the College of Education and Professional Studies teacher candidate preparation.

Survey captured data measuring completers’ training. Findings could have revealed more data if the survey included follow-up questions. The survey will be reviewed and revised to capture data better in FA21.

Document Links:

Employer Satisfaction Survey

Advanced Program Rotation Schedule

2019 State Higher Education Report Card

CAEP Impact Measure 4.4|A4.2 Satisfaction of Completers

Summary

Future Directions

Completer Satisfaction Survey used questions found in the state survey that stakeholders felt needed to be expanded upon to improve the College of Education and Professional Studies teacher candidate preparation.

Survey captured data that measured completers’ satisfaction on training. Results indicated a need to include follow-up questions. Surveys will be reviewed and revised FA21.

Document Links:

Completer Satisfaction Survey

Advanced Program Rotation Schedule

2019 State Higher Education Report Card

CAEP Outcome Measure Graduation Rates (Initial and Advance Levels)

Summary

Future Directions

Initial Programs:  96%

Graduation rates from 2010 through 2014 suggest that the majority of candidates at the initial certification levels do complete their four-year degree. Of the 10 programs, 7 reported 100% graduation rates.

Initial Programs

The JSU College of Education and Professional Studies will monitor four-year graduation rates using the Selectivity and Monitoring Plan.

Advance Programs:  59%

Results indicate that programs fluctuate with dips in completers from time to time, of the 12 advance programs, 6 programs had a graduation rate of 50% or less and 3 programs reported 100%.

Advance Programs: 

Because of the low graduation rate, the EPP began to create phase-in plans with rigorous benchmarks to increase these rates.

Document Link:

Selectivity and Monitoring Plan

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

Summary

Future Directions

Title II Report 2017-2019

  • Number of completers in programs leading to initial teacher certification: 197
  • Number of completers in advanced programs that lead to a degree, credential, or endorsement: 113

Total Completers: 310

College of Education and Professional Studies only offers state approved programs that meet certification/licensure requirements in their respective fields.

CAEP Outcome Measure Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (Initial and Advance Levels)

Summary

Future Directions

310 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 College of Education and Professional Studies will continue to collaborate with JSU Career Services and Clinical Partners on specialized education career fair participation.

CAEP Outcome Measure Student loan default rates and other consumer information (Initial and Advance Levels)

Summary

Future Directions

College of Education and Professional Studies 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 11.8%. This metric is effective for loans that entered repayment status in FY 2015 window.

College of Education and Professional Studies provides professional development through the JSU In-Service Center, additional professional development programs through summer camps funded by various grants, in addition to the consistent, appropriate advisement at the initial and advanced levels that leverage financial aid options as well as prepare graduates to become certified, prepared to work and repay obligations.

Document Link:

Student Loan Default Letter

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