Initial teacher preparation programs approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) are:
- Biology Education
- Elementary Education
- Elementary Education Unified
- English Language Arts Education
- History, Government & Social Studies Education
- Mathematics Education
- Middle Level Mathematics
- Middle Level Science
- Music Education
- Physical Education
- Speech Theatre Education
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires institutions to publish data annually on eight annual measures. The data demonstrates the quality of the provider’s programs and graduates to potential students, employers and media. CAEP examines the provider’s P-12 student learning impact, teacher effectiveness, employer satisfaction and completer satisfaction.
Kansas legislature has decided that P-12 student data from state assessments cannot be released. Thus, MNU’s educator preparation program (EPP) is unable to collect data on how its graduates are performing in the field. The EPP created a case study plan to collect and analyze data from graduates’ classrooms to meet this expectation. This work will begin during the 2018-19 academic year.
MNU’s EPP collects data through employer surveys and employment milestones through the alumni survey. The employer survey tracks employer perceptions regarding the readiness of our graduates to perform effectively in the classroom. The EPP also tracks employment milestones accomplished by our alumni.
Kansas State Department of Education requires completers to pass two licensure exams. One tests completers’ content knowledge for their endorsement subject area and the other exam tests completers’ pedagogical knowledge. Per guidelines, in order for these test results to be made public at least 10 data points are required.