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Meredith’s renowned education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, which has changed its name to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP advances excellence in educator education through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

Accomplishments of Program Graduates

Standard Professional License I (0-2 years) 2011-13

  • 100% Pass rate on Praxis II
  • 100% job placement for those who sought positions in public, private, charter schools in N.C. and out-of-state
  • 61% employed in N.C. public schools within one year of program completion—the average is 48% (source: N.C. Public Schools, IHE Performance Report, 2010-11)
  • Select leadership positions by 1st/4th year graduates: Grade level chair, PLC Chair, Leadership Team, Curriculum Review Team
  • First Year Teacher of the Year Nominees
  • Teachers of the Year, 2011-12

Standard Professional License II (3 or more years) 2011-14

  • North Carolina Kenan Fellows
  • Two Teacher of the Year Finalists (2011-12), Wake County Public Schools
  • Outstanding Mathematics Teacher, Johnston County Schools, N.C. (2012-13)
  • Principal of the Year, Moore County Schools, N.C.
  • National Board Certified Teachers, Top 50 Alma Maters

Teacher Education Program Data (2012-13)

Total Number of Initial Licensure Completers (all programs): 67

Undergraduate Characteristics

  • Average GPA: 3.33
  • Praxis I Reading: 178
  • Praxis I Math: 178
  • Praxis I Writing: 170
  • Average SAT Composite: 1054

Graduate Characteristics

  • Average GPA: 3.20
  • GRE (old scoring) Combined verbal and quantitative reasoning: 1001

Undergraduate Retention and Program Completion Rate

  • Retention rate (Admission to teacher education to student teaching): 70%
  • Program completion rate (Student teaching to program completion): 96%

Graduate Retention and Graduation Rate (MAT)

  • Retention rate (Admission to program to student teaching): 100%
  • Graduation rate (Student teaching to program completion): 95%

Undergraduate Completion Rates by Time to Completion, Formally Admitted

  • Full time program completers, completed within 3 years/6 semesters: 100%
  • Part-time program completers, completed within 8 semesters: 100%

Graduate (MAT) Completion Rates by Time to Completion

  • Full-time graduate students, completed within 3 years/6 semesters: 100%
  • Part-time graduate students, completed within 7 semesters: 100%

Student Loan Default Rate: 4.4% (College-Wide)

Beginning Teacher Performance Data

Standard 1: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership

  • 98.2% of teachers were rated Proficient or above. 
  • 4 teachers (2.4%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 67 teachers (39.9%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 94 teachers (56%) were rated Proficient.
  • 3 teachers (1.8%) were rated Developing.
  • 168 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 2: Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students

  • 98.8% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 4 teachers (2.4%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 84 teachers (50%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 78 teachers (46.4%) were rated Proficient.
  • 2 teachers (1.2%) were rated Developing.
  • 168 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 3: Teachers Know the Content They Teach

  • 97.6% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 4 teachers (2.4%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 63 teachers (37.5%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 97 teachers (57.7%) were rated Proficient.
  • 4 teachers (2.4%) were rated Developing.
  • 168 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 4: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students

  • 97.6% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 2 teachers (1.2%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 69 teachers (41.1%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 93 teachers (55.4%) were rated Proficient.
  • 4 teachers (2.4%) were rated Developing.
  • 168 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 5: Teachers Reflect on Their Practice

  • 98.2% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 7 teachers (4.2%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 65 teachers (38.7%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 93 teachers (55.4%) were rated Proficient.
  • 3 teachers (1.8%) were rated Developing.
  • 168 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 6: Teachers Facilitate Student Academic Growth

  • 86% of teachers were rated Meets or Exceeds Expected Growth. The state average for this standard was 76%.
  • 20 teachers (35.1%) were rated Exceeds Expected Growth.
  • 29 teachers (50.1%) were rated Meets Expected Growth.
  • 8 teachers (14%) were rated Does Not Meet Expected Growth.
  • 57 teachers were included in the standard.

Source: N.C. Public Schools, IHE Performance Report 2012-2013

CALL FOR THIRD PARTY COMMENT
Meredith College Department of Education

The Department of Education at Meredith College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) [under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards] in October, 2015. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting review team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the Meredith College Department of Education (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Correspondence, which must be received by CAEP no later than three months prior to visit (July 15, 2015), will be submitted to the department for response via CAEP’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). CAEP will not upload anonymous comments to the site visit team or the department.

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Third-Party Comments
CAEP
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by e-mail to: callforcomments@ncate.org

*Data on this page is updated annually by March 31 or when data is provided by NCDPI.

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