CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

In 2017 the following initial teacher preparation programs were granted accreditation status by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): 

Bachelor Degree with Elementary Certificate
Bachelor Degree with K-12 Certificate
Bachelor Degree with Secondary Certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with Elementary Certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with K-12 Certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with Secondary Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with Elementary Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with K-12 Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with Secondary Certificate

The College of Education reports annually to CAEP as part of its commitment to continuous programmatic improvement. As part of this annual report, eight measures specific to program impact and outcomes are shared publicly with stakeholders. These measures and links to supporting evidence are as follows:

Annual Reporting Measures

  • 1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (initial programs only)

    WSU 1 – 3 Year Out Completer Effectiveness Ratings: The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires public school teachers in their first three years of teaching to be evaluated and to receive Educator Effectiveness ratings based on those evaluations. During 2018-2019, legislation required that 25% of teacher evaluations be based on student growth and assessment data, with that percentage shifting to 40% in 2019-2020.

    Wayne State University has developed a plan to study the impact program completers have on P-12 student learning and development.

  • 2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (initial programs only)

    Effectiveness Report: 99.6% of WSU completers are rated Effective or Highly Effective by their supervisors during their first three years of teaching.

  • 3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

    Employer Survey Results - initial programs:  Employer satisfaction data are collected through a Michigan Department of Education employer survey. Survey respondents are asked to indicate if their first-year teachers, who are graduates of Wayne State University, are effective in teaching tasks and demonstrate strong professional dispositions relative to other first-year teachers.

    Employer Surveys Results - advanced programs: While the number of completed WSU's 2019-2020 inaugural school administrator employment surveys was small, 90% of respondents indicated they would consider hiring a WSU graduate for a future open position in P12 leadership and administration. 100% of employers who responded to a 2020 WSU survey regarding recent School & Community Psychology completers reported being satisfied with WSU graduate performance on the job. All administrators who responded to the School Library Media employer survey administered during the 2020-2021 academic year strongly agreed that their Wayne State hires were prepared for the School Library Media role.

  • 4. Satisfaction of completers

    Michigan Department of Education (MDE) one-year-out survey - Initial Programs: MDE surveying of completers, whose first year of teaching experience after earning an initial standard teaching certificate was during the 2018-2019 academic year, indicates satisfaction with their teacher preparation with 90% or more of respondents somewhat or strongly agreeing that the WSU teacher preparation program prepared them to create a learning environment which engages students in collaborative and self-directed ways; to use content area knowledge to design high-quality learning experiences; and to effectively use assessments and data. The small response rate to the MDE one-year-out survey for completers earning an initial standard teaching certificate in the 2019-2020 academic year did not yield usable data.

    WSU Completer Survey - initial programs: In the 2020 WSU Alumni Survey of 2018-2020 completers, 86% of responders felt that WSU's teacher preparation program had prepared them to implement multiple strategies for presenting key content area concepts. More than 80% of completers felt that WSU had prepared them to apply instructional strategies and resources to support urban students, while 86% indicated that WSU had prepared them to apply instructional strategies and resources to support students from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds.

    WSU Completer Surveys - advanced programs: More than 95% of recent completers who responded to the 2020 INSPIRE  Graduate Survey believe that WSU's Education Leadership program (Building Supervisor and Central Office) prepared them well for the duties and responsibilities of an educational leader. In response to a 2020 WSU survey, 100% of recent School & Community Psychology Program completers report overall satisfaction with the quality of their graduate program, with over 95% indicating that WSU prepared them well for their profession. A new completer survey for the School Library Media Certificate program was sent to 2019 and 2020 completers. Increases in Knowledge paired with completer feedback show that responding completers are satisfied with the program content.

  • 5. Graduation rates

    Initial programs: For candidates admitted to the initial certification program, the overall three-year graduation rate is 62.3%. For those candidates pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree who were admitted via the secondary application process to the initial certification program (Level II), the three-year graduation rate is 85.7%.  The secondary admission process typically occurs at the beginning of the junior year after students have completed the general education requirements in place for all undergraduate students at Wayne State University.

    Advanced: For the 2017-2020 school psychology cohort group, 10 out of 12 (83%) of the candidates who initially enrolled completed the program. Candidates in the Ed Leadership program area are expected to be able to apply for certification three years after enrolling in the program should they choose to do so; however, many completers postpone their application for licensure for a range of reasons. For those who choose to apply for certification upon completion, the three-year M.Ed. graduation rate is 48%. Of those experimental School Library Media Specialist program completers who initiated the state licensure process in 2020 or during the winter semester in 2021, 80% had completed all required coursework to meet endorsement requirements in one academic year or less.

  • 6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) requirements: Title II

    MTTC-Initial programs: Students who wish to be awarded a Michigan teaching certificate or earn an additional endorsement must pass the appropriate subject area Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). From August 2019-July 2020, the cumulative pass rate across all MTTC tests was 83.9%.


    Title II: All educator preparation programs at higher education institutions receiving government funding must publish an annual Title II report. The 2021 report, which reflects the 2019-2020 academic year, will be made available to stakeholders by May 7, 2021.


    Advanced Programs: From Spring/Summer 2016 through Winter 2019, 76 completers in the Education Leadership program (building and central office administration) applied and received administrative certification; other completers who met requirements chose to not apply for certification for various reasons including the cost of the certificate and because they did not hold a current administrative position. From 2018-2020, 100% of School & Community Psychology program completers met all certification requirements and passed the NASP Praxis Exam. 100% of all candidates who took the library media MTTC test between August 2019-July 2020 passed the exam.

  • 7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

    Professional Transition Survey 2019-2020 - Initial: Survey respondents were completers recommended for teacher certification during the 2019-2020 academic year. 89% of those respondents who had searched for a permanent teaching position had found one within 9 months, and 97% of those secured teaching positions were in the content area for which completers had been prepared.

    Advanced Programs: Since finishing WSU's Education Leadership Program (Building and Central Office), 54% of recent completers have secured P12 Leadership positions. 23% have been employed as teachers, and the remaining 23% have pursued employment opportunities outside P12 education. 100% of the 2017-2020 cohort completers from the School & Community Psychology Program successfully secured employment in their area of specialty. 84% of completers who responded to a School Library Media Certificate Program employment survey, which was sent to 2019-2021 program completers, indicated they had found a permanent school library position before completing the program or within three months of completing the program. 

  • 8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Some initial certification courses serve as data collection points Key assessments have been designed so that the related processes and products serve as evidence of candidates' professional growth in knowledge, performance, and dispositions across programs. Faculty and other stakeholders analyze collected data in ongoing fashion to improve course experiences and programs. Assessment guidelines and rubrics are available to candidates enrolled in data collection point courses at the start of the semester.