The Professional Education Unit at Governors State University consists of all programs which prepare candidates for licensure as teachers or other school personnel. Although these programs are located primarily in the College of Education, there are five programs located in other colleges throughout the university (i.e., secondary Biology, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics programs in the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Master’s level program in Communication Disorders, located in the College of Health Professions). The head of the Professional Education Unit is the Dean of the College of Education.

  • Accreditation Approval

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    ISBE approved, CACREP and NCATE/CAEP accredited. Click here for more information.

  • CAEP Accreditation 2019

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  • CAEP Annual Report:

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    The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the accrediting body for Governors State University’s Education Preparation Provider Unit (EPPU), requires EPPUs to disseminate information on the Eight Annual Reporting Measures annually to the public, prospective teacher candidates, policy makers, and the media to provide information on both program outcome and program impact. The CAEP measures with links to supporting evidence for each of these eight measure are as follows:

  • I. Impact on Student Learning

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    Impact on Student Learning - is an opportunity for providers, the state, and the candidates themselves, to examine their effect on P-12 student growth. For initial candidates, Impact on Student Learning is measured through the Illinois State Board of Education / Partnership for Educator Preparation ISBE/PEP Impact on Student Learning Data. The demonstrated teaching skills and impact on K-12 students report visualizes the performance evaluations of candidates who have completed a program at the institution and employed in an Illinois, public school.  The advanced candidates’ Impact on Student Learning is measured through the Principal Preparation School Improvement Plan, which includes the development of a strategic plan. It is aligned to identify areas of need.  The percentage of teachers prepared by GSU that meet a minimum of proficiency level is presented in the tables below. 

     


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  • II. Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

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    Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness – GSU’s EPP demonstrates through structure and validated observation instruments that program completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve. Initial candidates’ indicators of teaching effectiveness is measured through the unit-level Danielson and Disposition assessments, which measure candidates’ ability to plan and implement instruction. The advanced candidates’ indicators of teaching effectiveness are measured through the unit-wide initial or advanced dispositions assessment. The levels of proficiency/target for initial and advanced candidates are presented in the tables below. 

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    CAEP Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness 2 2019

     

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  • III. Satisfaction of Employers Milestones

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    Satisfaction of Employers' Milestones – GSU’s EPP demonstrates satisfaction of employers' milestones using measures that result in valid and reliable data and includes employment milestones. The EPP measures the Satisfaction of Employers' Milestones using the Demonstrated Teaching Skills from the ISBE/PEP Report for initial candidates and the Case-Study for the advanced candidate report.  Please note, the case-study report is pending results. The percentage of teacher's level of  performance/satisfaction is presented in the tables below. 

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    CAEP Satisfaction of Employers Milestone 2

     

     

    2017

  • IV. Satisfaction of Completers

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    Satisfaction of Completers - GSU’s EPP demonstrates satisfaction of completers using measures that result in valid and reliable data that program completers perceive their preparation as relevant to the responsibilities they confront on the job. GSU’s satisfaction of completers is measured through the ISBE Completer Survey for initial candidates and the Educational Administration Completer Survey for the advanced candidates.  A summary of the survey results are presented in the tables below.  


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    CAEP Satisfaction of Completers 2019 2

     

     

    2017

  • V. Graduation Rates

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  • VI. Completer to meet Licensing & State Requirements

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    Ability of Completers to meet Licensing and State Requirements – GSU’s EPP measures the initial candidates' ability to meet licensing and state requirements through the Title II Report content exam pass rates.  The Title II content pass rate results are meant to hold IHE’s accountable and improve teacher quality.   The advanced completers are also measured through the Illinois Licensure Testing System content pass rate. The content pass rates for initial and advanced completers are presented in the tables below. 


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     CAEP Ability to meet Licensing Requirements 2019 2

    2017

  • VII. Ability of Completers hired in Educational Position

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    Ability of Completers to be hired in Educational Positions – GSU’s EPP measures the ability of completers to be hired in Educational Positions based on the number of completers meeting the licensure requirements.  Additional information is provided through the ISBE/PEP report to show the number of initial candidates who work in Illinois public schools. The ability of completers who meet the criteria to be hired in an educational position for initial and advanced is presented in the table below.  In addition, the percentage of completers, as indicated in the ISBE/PEP report who work in Illinois public schools, are also presented in the table below.  


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    CAEP Ability to be hired 2019 2

     

     

    2017

  • VIII. Student Loan Default Rate and other Consumer Information

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    Loan Default Rate - GSU's EPP measures the percentages of loans that have been charged off after a prolonged period of missed payments through the federally reported Loan Default Rate for the institution.  The loan default rates for initial and advanced programs are presented in the table below.


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    CAEP Loan Default Rate 2019 2

     

     

    2017