Undergraduate Special Education Program
Spring 2013 - Program Rating - Outcomes - Earned Score 0 stars
Like K-12 institutions, colleges and universities must commit themselves to gathering the data needed for teacher preparation program accountability. Some institutions are privileged by the initiatives taken by their state to provide them with outcomes information, but all institutions have the capacity to obtain such information, independent of state initiatives if necessary.
The teacher preparation institution only partly meets the standard. The institution:
- surveys its graduates' employers about their professional performance; and
- Collects this form of data on an established timetable that supports regular program evaluation.
However, it does not:
- Survey the graduates regarding topics relevant to program evaluation;
- Secure data from teacher performance assessments administered to candidates just prior to or at graduation; or
- Secure growth data on its graduates' students.
REJOINDER to Spring 2013 Program Rating
William Carey University's School of Education participated in the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Redesign of Teacher Preparation Programs. The following report outlines the School of Education's redesign implementation plan.
- Blue Ribbon Commission on the Redesign of Teacher Preparation Programs - William Carey University
17.4 The Mississippi Department of Education surveys graduates' employers during the first year of teaching. These reports are then processed and made available to the School of Education, William Carey University.
The 2012-2013 reports have not been produced as the State Department of Education is now implementing the State Accountability System linking teacher graduates aggregated by institutions with student growth.
The Mississippi Department of Education provides individual evaluation of each program in each institution. These reports attached below are examples of the information evaluated and reported.