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 approved by 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.

SACSCOC

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

Mission & Goal

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 have specific and intentional clinical opportunities integrated throughout the preparation process. The entire program is designed to facilitate education candidates entering a student-centered profession for the 21st century.


CAEP Accountability Measures

Measure #1: Completer Effectiveness and Impact on P-12 Learning & Development

Asbury University utilizes case studies to measure effectiveness and impact of program completers as they teach in P-12 classrooms. Professors observe and evaluate program graduates teaching a lesson. Following the observations, the faculty meet to discuss findings and identify strengths and areas for growth. The evaluation is based on three of the domains of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching: Planning and Preparation (Domain 1), Classroom Management (Domain 2), and Instruction (Domain 3). Scores are based on a four-point scale of Ineffective (1), Developing (2), Accomplished (3), and Exemplary (4). Expectations for inexperienced teachers are scores within the developing and accomplished categories. 

Case Study- Fall 2021

Case Study- Spring 2022

Evaluations of completers were collected while case studies were put on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions. These evaluations were conducted by the completers’ supervisors and then provided to the EPP for analysis. The data were used to gain information of EPP strengths and growth areas as a part of the EPP’s continuous improvement process.

Completer Evaluations

Measure #2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement

The School of Education conducts employer and completer 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 Programs Employer and Alumni Surveys 2022

Advanced Programs Employer and Alumni Surveys 2022

Initial Programs Employer and Alumni Survey 2021

Advanced Programs Employer and Alumni Surveys 2021

New Teacher Survey

Measure #3: Candidate Competency at Program Completion

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.

Title II Report Traditional Route 2021

Title II Report Alternative Certification Route 2021

Title II Report Traditional Route 2020

Title II Report Alternative Certification Route 2020

Measure #4: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions in Preparation Areas

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)