School of Education Accreditation – Asbury University
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Why is Accreditation Important?

Accrediting agencies are third-party entities whose purpose is to ensure that institutions and academic programs meet standards for program quality. They monitor institutional commitment to continuous improvement, and ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. –U.S. Department of Education

CAEP

The Asbury University School of Education and its educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The school has added three new programs, MAT Elementary Education, MA Principal Licensure, and School Superintendent certification, to their offerings. These programs have been approved by the Kentucky Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness and will undergo CAEP review in Spring 2022.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
phone: (202) 223-0077

SACSCOC

Asbury University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)Learn more about Asbury University’s accreditation.

 

Conceptual Framework

Our mission as the School of Education is to facilitate the preparation of professional educators who embody world-class academic excellence, spiritual integrity, and servant leadership.

The goal of the School of Education is to provide a strong academic Clinical-Based Preparation Program and to prepare quality educators who are committed to professional excellence and who positively impact P-12 student learning. It is the intent of the School of Education to provide educators who can design instruction, assess student learning, analyze the work of learners, diagnose pupil progress, and prescribe for student success. To accomplish this, candidates in education will have specific and intentional clinical opportunities in each course and will have extended clinical school embedded experiences integrated throughout the preparation process. The entire program is designed to facilitate education candidates entering a student-centered profession for the 21st century.

 

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Impact on P-12 Learning and Development for Teacher Candidates

The School of Education will be conducting case studies to measure graduates’ impact on P-12 learning. Delayed due to COVID-19. Data will be available spring 2022.

Case Studies — Impact on P-12 Learning In Development

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Teaching Effectiveness after Graduation

The School of Education will be conducting case studies to measure graduates’ teaching effectiveness. Delayed due to COVID-19. Data will be available spring 2022.

Case Studies — Teaching Effectiveness In Development

New Teacher Survey Link

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Principal/Employer Satisfaction

The School of Education has conducted employer satisfaction surveys to gather data on its graduates. The New Teacher Survey, administered by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics, provides an interactive report allowing individuals to filter by Principal response. Please use the links below to view responses.

Initial Certification Program Survey Results Summer 2020

Master of Arts Program Survey Results Summer 2020

Educational Leadership Program Survey Results Summer 2020

New Teacher Survey Link

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Alumni Satisfaction

The School of Education has conducted alumni satisfaction surveys to gather data on its graduates. Please use the links below to view responses.

Initial Certification Program Survey Results Summer 2020

Master of Arts Program Survey Results Summer 2020

Educational Leadership Program Survey Results Summer 2020

Superintendent Program Survey Results Summer 2021

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Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are calculated by tracking first-time freshmen over four, five, and six years. The freshmen cohort consists of all students who started at Asbury University new out of high school and does not consist of our Online Programs students, transfer students, or graduate students.

Cohort Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
4 Year Graduation Rate 56.8% 52.5% 56.0% 59.5%
5 Year Graduation Rate 66.1% 60.7% 63.4% In Progress
6 Year Graduation Rate 68.3% 63.0% In Progress In Progress

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PRAXIS Test Pass Rates

Title II of the Higher Education Act, as amended, requires each state receiving funding under the Act to report annually on the quality of teacher preparation in the state. The Title II reporting guide defines aggregate pass rates as the proportion of program completers who passed all the tests they took. Summary pass rates are defined as the proportion of program completers who passed all tests they took for their areas of specialization among those who took one or more tests in their specialization areas.

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Ability of Graduates to be Hired in Field

The Kentucky Teacher Preparation Feedback Report is produced for all in-state 4-year public and independent colleges and universities by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), utilizing data from the Kentucky Longitudinal Data System (KLDS) — specifically data from the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).

Kentucky Teacher Preparation Feedback Report (TPFR)

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Loan Default Rates

Asbury Kentucky National
6.1% 14.8% 9.7%

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