Department of Education / Teacher Education Program Quality

Meredith’s renowned education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/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) 

  • 100% Pass rate on Praxis and/or NCTEL for all graduates who pursued licensure in North Carolina
  • 100% job placement for those who sought positions in public, private, charter schools in N.C. and out-of-state
  • 88% employed in N.C. public schools within one year of program completion—the state average is 63% (source: N.C. Public Schools, IHE Performance Report, 2014-15)
  • Select leadership positions: Grade level chair, PLC Chair, Leadership Team, Curriculum Review Team
  • First Year Teachers of the Year
  • Teachers of the Year

Standard Professional License II (3 or more years) 

  • North Carolina Kenan Fellows
  • Select leadership positions: Grade level chair, PLC Chair, Leadership Team,Lead Teacher
  • Outstanding Young Educator of the Year
  • National Board Certified Teachers, Top 50 Alma Maters

Teacher Education Program Data (2014-15)

Total Number of Initial Licensure Completers (all programs): 77

Undergraduate Characteristics

  • Average GPA: 3.36
  • Praxis I Reading: 179
  • Praxis I Math: 178
  • Praxis I Writing: 178
  • Average SAT Composite: 1188

Graduate Characteristics

  • Average GPA: 3.80
  • 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: 3.5% (College-Wide)

Beginning Teacher Performance Data

Standard 1: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership

  • 98.87% of teachers were rated Proficient or above. 
  • 11 teachers (6.21%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 70 teachers (39.55%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 94 teachers (53.11%) were rated Proficient.
  • 2 teachers (1.13%) were rated Developing.
  • 177 teachers were included in the standard.

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

  • 97.18% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 10 teachers (5.65%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 85 teachers (48.02%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 77 teachers (43.50%) were rated Proficient.
  • 1 teacher (0.56%) was rated Developing.
  • 4 teachers (2.26%) were rated Not Demonstrated.
  • 177 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 3: Teachers Know the Content They Teach

  • 97.18% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 4 teachers (2.26%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 73 teachers (41.24%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 95 teachers (53.67%) were rated Proficient.
  • 1 teacher (0.56%) was rated Developing.
  • 4 teachers (2.26%) were rated Not Demonstrated.
  • 177 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 4: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students

  • 98.87% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 3 teachers (1.69%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 84 teachers (47.46%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 88 teachers (49.71%) were rated Proficient.
  • 2 teachers (1.13%) were rated Developing.
  • 177 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 5: Teachers Reflect on Their Practice

  • 96.61% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.
  • 10 teachers (5.65%) were rated Distinguished.
  • 67 teachers (37.85%) were rated Accomplished.
  • 94 teachers (53.11%) were rated Proficient.
  • 2 teachers (1.13%) were rated Developing.
  • 4 teachers (2.26%) were rated Not Demonstrated
  • 177 teachers were included in the standard.

Standard 6: Teachers Facilitate Student Academic Growth

  • 81.75% of teachers were rated Meets or Exceeds Expected Growth. 
  • 30 teachers (23.81%) were rated Exceeds Expected Growth.
  • 73 teachers (57.94%) were rated Meets Expected Growth.
  • 23 teachers (18.25%) were rated Does Not Meet Expected Growth.
  • 126 teachers were included in the standard.

Source: N.C. Department of Public Instruction

 

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

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