CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The accrediting body of the Teacher Education Unit at Minot State University, CAEP (the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), requires Education Preparation Providers to disseminate information annually to the public, prospective teacher candidates, policymakers, the media, and CAEP. This information falls into two broad categories: 1. Program Impact (the performance of completers once employed), 2. Program Outcome and Consumer Information (yardsticks that states and policymakers will find useful).

Minot State University offers two pathways to initial teacher licensure (a stand-alone license which permits a teacher candidate to gain employment in a P-12 school) with the state of North Dakota. First, we offer B.S.Ed. undergraduate degrees in a variety of programs (mathematics, English, special education, and early childhood education, to name a few). We also offer an M.S. in Special Education, which can lead to initial licensure. The categories below are labeled either "Undergraduate" or "Graduate" to indicate which degree level the presented data represents.

Measures of Program Impact:

Impact that candidates' teaching has on P-12 learning and development - Undergraduate

Impact that candidates' teaching has on P-12 learning and development - Graduate

  • Development process and pilot: Advanced program candidates complete a final practicum A newly developed portfolio is currently being piloted: Area 1 - Pedagogy, Programs & Services: CEC Initial Standards 1, 2, & 5/ Advanced Standard 3 and Area 3 - Assessment: CEC Initial Standard 4/ Advanced Standard 1 address p-12 impact

Impact that completers' teaching has on P-12 learning and development - Undergraduate

Impact that completers' teaching has on P-12 learning and development - Graduate

  • Development process and pilot: In special education, the IEP is the primary source for determining a completer’s impact on p-12 learning and development. Program completers’ impact on p-12 will be assessed through a special education director survey, which is currently under development.

Indicators of teaching effectiveness - Undergraduate

Indicators of teaching effectiveness - Graduate
  • Development process and pilot: Advanced program candidates complete a final practicum. A lesson exemplar and reflection assignment with accompanying rubric is being piloted this semester.

Results of employer surveys - Undergraduate
(Supervisor Survey-statewide tool)

Results of employer surveys - Graduate

The Special Education Master of Science program does not currently collect this information. All EPPs in the state of North Dakota have adopted three common metrics to assess satisfaction of employers and of completers; however, these metrics were designed for B.S.Ed. completers only. Research indicated it is not feasible to adapt this tool for advanced programs. The SPED MS program faculty are currently developing an in-house survey tool for validation and reliability testing prior to implementation in Fall 2021.

Results of completer surveys - Undergraduate

Results of completer surveys - Graduate

  • Survey - Satisfaction of Completers 2017-2018
  • Development process and Pilot: The Special Education Master of Science program does not currently collect this information. All EPPs in the state of North Dakota have adopted three common metrics to assess satisfaction of employers and of completers; however, these metrics were designed for B.S.Ed. completers only. Research indicated it is not feasible to adapt this tool for advanced programs. The SPED MS program faculty are currently developing an in-house survey tool for validation and reliability testing prior to implementation in Fall 2021.   

Candidate satisfaction surveys - Undergraduate
(Exit Survey, statewide tool)

Results of Candidate satisfaction surveys - Graduate

  • Development process and Pilot: The Special Education Master of Science program does not currently collect this information. All EPPs in the state of North Dakota have adopted three common metrics to assess satisfaction of employers and of completers; however, these metrics were designed for B.S.Ed. completers only. Research indicated it is not feasible to adapt this tool for advanced programs. The SPED MS program faculty are currently developing an in-house survey tool for validation and reliability testing prior to implementation in Fall 2021
  • Three-year trend data for Statewide Surveys

Program Outcome and Consumer Information

Graduation rates from preparation programs - Undergraduate

Graduation rates from preparation programs - Graduate

Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements - Undergraduate

Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements - Graduate

Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they are prepared - Undergraduate

Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they are prepared - Graduate

Student loan default rates and other consumer information - Undergraduate and Graduate