Program Performance and CAEP Accreditation

Coastal Georgia Department of Education & Teacher Preparation
The College of Coastal Georgia's Department of Education and Teacher Preparation (DETP) faculty consistently use data for continuous improvement initiatives. The leadership team, along with faculty and other relevant stakeholders, analyze multiple assessment measures continually for purposes including, but not limited to, evaluation of program effectiveness and impact, assessment of candidate performance, determination of employer, inductee, and completer satisfaction, and an indication of candidate readiness to meet certification requirements as defined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

The College’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is proud to have earned an Overall Level 3 rating on the 2019 Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEM) published by the GaPSC. This level is the “expected” level of performance for effectively preparing future teachers and is the second highest rating available. The PPEM ratings of all Georgia educator preparation program providers are now available to the public on the GaPSC PPEM Dashboard, which can be found at the following link:

CAEP and Why It Matters
Our programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is a national accrediting agency that ensures education preparation units, such as the DETP, are offering quality programs and preparing pre-service teachers who meet federal- or state-mandated criteria prior to teaching in the classroom. As required by CAEP, we are committed to ensuring that EPP data is publicly available across all initial teacher certification programs.

The following measures are those specified by CAEP for annual reporting. Impact measures include our graduates’ impact on student learning and development, our graduates’ effectiveness in teaching, the satisfaction of employers with our graduates’ performance, and the satisfaction of our graduates with their preparation. Outcome measures include graduation rates, the ability of our graduates to meet licensing requirements, the ability of our graduates to be hired in the field in which they have been prepared, and student loan default rates.

Following is the list of CAEP measures with links to supporting evidence and data tables for each measure:

Measure One: Impact on P-12 learning and development

Measure Two: Indicators of teaching effectiveness

Measure Three: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

Measure Four: Satisfaction of completers

Measure Five: Graduation rates

Measures Six - Eight: Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements, Ability of completers to be hired, and Loan default rate

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