Accreditation

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Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) monitors how the Education Preparation Provider publicly reports candidate performance data and other consumer information on its website (Policy 6.01; p. 21-22, CAEP Accreditation Policy)

Accreditation and Program Approval:

Alma College Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare initial teaching candidates, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from October 2012 to October 2019. (To see the Summary of the Case, please visit: www.teac.org/membership/teac-members)

We have recently submitted a report to the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) and are awaiting the final accreditation decision.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) approved our Elementary Education certification program in February 2011 and all our teaching majors and minors are approved by MDE.

We revised our secondary education major for students entering in Fall 2011 and all our teaching majors and minors are approved by The Michigan Department of Education.

Program Impact Measures

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development

2. Indicators of teacher effectiveness

3. Satisfaction of employers

Alma College Principal Survey:
      Alma College collaborated with 10 other colleges and universities to distribute a principal survey created by The Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE). We had contact information for 12 principals given to us as part of our Recent Graduate Survey. We sent the survey to those administrators in early June of 2017. However, we received only two responses to the survey, and have chosen not to post the data as it is not enough from which to glean any significance.
   

4. Satisfaction of completers

Program Outcome Measures and Consumer Information

5. Graduation Rates

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and      any additional state requirements (Title II)

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

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information