EPP Accreditation And Assessment
The Helen DeVos College of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
As part of the Helen DeVos College of Education’s continued effort towards improved teacher preparation, annual assessments are conducted at the federal, state, and institutional level. The following two reports provide detailed program information.
The US Department of Education describes the federal, Title 2 report this way, “Title II of the Higher Education Act requires three annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation. Schools of education are to report to states the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data in April. States in turn are required to report to the U.S. Department of Education information on certification and licensure requirements, pass rates on state assessments disaggregated and ranked by institution, and other information in October.”
The Helen DeVos College of Education’s Title 2 Reports can be found here:
|2019 Title 2 Report||2018 Title 2 Report|
|2019 Traditional Preparation||2018 Traditional Preparation|
|2019 Alternative Preparation||2018 Alternative Preparation|
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission describes Tennessee’s EPP report card this way, “In 2007, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation requiring the publication of a report on the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs throughout the state. Tennessee Code requires reporting on three indicators: placement and retention rates, Praxis II scores, and teacher effect data based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. Through First to the Top, the report now includes a demographic and academic profile of each teacher preparation program and trend data on the effectiveness of program completers over time. The Report allows programs access to data from which to make targeted improvements and provides the public information on the effectiveness of teacher program completers.”
The Helen DeVos College of Education’s THEC Report Cards can be found here:
|2019 Report Card||2018 Report Card|
|2017 Report Card|
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation requires the following information on Program Impact, Program Outcomes, and Consumer Information.
Measure 1 – Impact on P-12 learning and development (4.1)
Tennessee’s State Board of Education produces EPP Report Cards annually. Provider impact can be found on this page of Lee University’s most recent report.
Measure 2 – Indicators of teaching effectiveness (4.2)
Tennessee’s State Board of Education produces EPP Report Cards annually. Teacher effectiveness as determined by both observation and value-added scores can be found on this page of Lee University’s most recent report.
Measure 3 – Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (4.3)
The following link Employer Completer Satisfactions scores of Lee University graduates against the state average for all EPPs. This is data from TNDOE’s Annual Report.
Measure 4 – Satisfaction of completers (4.4)
The following link shows Completer Satisfaction data from TEP completers in the 2018 completer cohort.
Measure 5 – Graduation Rates
Graduate rates for those who entered the Teacher Education Program’s final clinical placements are found here
Measure 6 – Ability of completers to meet licensing and any additional state requirements (see Title II as well).
Title II licensure data can be found here
Measure 7 – Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared
Tennessee’s State Board of Education produces EPP Report Cards annually. Employment data can be found on this page of Lee University’s most recent report: With 54.7% of completers teaching outside of Tennessee the Helen DeVos College of Education maintains an in-house database file on completers and can be provided upon request.
Measure 8 - Student loan default rates and other consumer information
Default rates for the entire institution are found here