Cheyanne Gonzales '18

Major: Writing
Hometown:Alliance, Ohio

I've lived in Alliance my whole life. I knew I wanted to stay close to home when I started researching colleges, and I realized that Mount Union was the perfect fit for me. The academics are strong and there is plenty to get involved in on campus. Not to mention, the campus is amazing.

Assessment Data

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Fully Accreditaed Program

The University of Mount Union is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Our Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through 2023. The University's licensure programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

Mount Union offers personal and professional growth experiences in a supportive community that both challenges and inspires candidates. UMU education candidates have an outstanding record of achievement upon graduation:

  • The average UMU GPA for candidates admitted to the Teacher Education Program was:
    • 3.44 on a 4.0 scale in the Spring 2016.
    • 3.50 on a 4.0 scale in the Spring 2017.
  • The average UMU GPA for candidates completing the Teacher Education Program was:
    • 3.48 on a 4.0 scale in the Spring 2016.
    • 3.52 on a 4.0 scale in the Spring 2017.
  • In 2016-2017, 100% of UMU completers, both initial and advanced, passed Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam for teachers.
  • Ohio teachers complete a mandatory four-year Resident Educator program, and 95% of UMU grads in their fourth year of teaching passed this professional assessment in 2015-2016.


CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEPhas eight annual reporting measures, and they are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact. The following is the list of CAEP measures with links to pieces of evidence that provide supporting evidence for each measure: 

Measures of Program Impact

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

  • Candidate Preservice Assessment of Student Teaching Practice Data, 2016 and 2017

Results of Employer Surveys and Results of Completer Surveys for initial and advanced programs can be found on the ODHE EPP Performance Reports, indicated below.

Measures of Program Outcome and Consumer Information

Graduation Rates 


Number Admitted into Teacher
Education Program

Graduated Within
Two Year

2013-2014 87 98%
2014-2015 90 98%
2015-2016 84 95%


Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Were Prepared

Year of

Number of

in a
for which

in a
Ouside of

in Higher

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2013-2014 66 35 0 1 0 1 29
2014-2015 50 34 0 2 2 0 12
2015-2016 56 32 1 4 1 0 18


Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Default Rate               4.2% 4.2% 7.3%
Number in default 28 26 45
Number in repayment           656 614 615



Title II

Under Title II of the Higher Education Act, teacher preparation providers, including institutions of higher education (IHEs) that conduct teacher preparation programs must annually collect and submit information to their respective states. States, in turn, submit annual report cards on teacher preparation and credentialing to the U.S. Department of Education.

The Title II Report on the Quality of Teacher Education is prepared and submitted annually by the Education Department at the University of Mount Union. The information from the reports below provides essential data as the University continues to build upon its rich tradition of preparing new educator.

Educator Preparation Performance Report

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) releases an annual comprehensive performance report for each ODHE-approved educator preparation program in the State of Ohio. The Educator Preparation Performance Report permits the public to view aggregate data for all graduates statewide and by institution and program area. School districts and charter schools can use the report to make informed decisions about hiring; students interested in pursuing educator preparation programs can use the report to make decisions regarding which program to attend; and institutions of higher education can use the report to inform continuous improvement efforts, program planning, and research. These data will also assist state and institutional leaders in identifying trends to guide the development of targeted improvements in educator preparation programs throughout Ohio.  Below are the reports for the University of Mount Union, and these reports include data from both initial licensure and advanced licensure programs.

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