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The University of Mount Union is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Our School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and will host the next site visit in the Spring of 2024. The University's licensure programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

 

Initial Programs under CAEP approval include Early Childhood Education (P-5); Middle Childhood Education (4-9); Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12) in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science: Chemistry, Physical Science: Physics, Physical Science: Chemistry and Physics; Multiage Education (P-12) in world languages (French, German, Japanese, and Spanish), Health Education, Music Education, Physical Education, and Visual Arts; Intervention Specialist (K-12) in Mild/Moderate Educational Needs; and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (P-3). 

 

Mount Union’s Advanced Program in Ohio Principal Licensure was not reviewed by CAEP in the Fall of 2016 during the site visit, as CAEP didn’t have Advanced Standards in place at the time. However, the HLC and ODHE fully approved the Ohio Principal Licensure program, and it will be reviewed by CAEP for the first time in the Spring of 2024 site visit.

 

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 Initial Teacher Preparation Program was:
    • 3.50 on a 4.0 scale in 2017-18.
    • 3.45 on a 4.0 scale in 2018-19.
    • 3.46 on a 4.0 scale in 2019-20.
  • The average UMU GPA for candidates completing the Initial Teacher Preparation Program was:
    • 3.52 on a 4.0 scale in 2017-18.
    • 3.63 on a 4.0 scale in 2018-19.
    • 3.55 on a 4.0 scale in 2019-20.
  • The average UMU GPA for candidates completing the Advanced Principal Licensure Program was:
    • 3.97 on a 4.0 scale in 2017-18.
    • 3.98 on a 4.0 scale in 2018-19.
    • 3.99 on a 4.0 scale in 2019-20.
  • In 2017-18, 98% of UMU Initial Teacher Preparation Program completers passed Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exams and 100% of UMU Advanced Principal Licensure Program completers passed the exams.  In 2018-19, 100% of UMU Initial Teacher Preparation Program completers passed Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exams and 100% of UMU Advanced Principal Licensure Program completers passed the exams. In 2019-20, 100% of UMU Initial Teacher Preparation Program completers passed Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exams and 100% of UMU Advanced Principal Licensure Program completers passed the exams.
  • Ohio teachers complete a mandatory four-year Resident Educator licensure program. The following reports indicate persistence rates can completers move through the four-year program.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP has 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


Satisfaction of Employers


Satisfaction of Completers

Measures of Program Outcome and Consumer Information

Initial Teacher Licensure Preparation Program Graduation Rates

Year

Number Admitted into

Teacher Education Program

Graduation Within Two Years
2016-2017 58 97%
2017-2018 55 98%
2018-2019 88 96%
2019-2020 76 Will calculate in 2022

Advanced Principal Licensure Program Preparation Graduation Rates

Year

Number Admitted into

Principal Preparation Program

Graduation Within Two Years
2016-2017 12 100%
2017-2018 11 100%
2018-2019 8 100%
2019-2020 8 Will calculate in 2022

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Were Prepared: Initial Teacher Preparation Programs

Year of Program Completion Total Number of Completers Employed in a position for which They were Prepared Employed in an Education Position Outside of Their Preparation Enrolled in Higher Education Employed Outside of the Education Field Not Employed  Employment Status Unknown
2015-2016 56 32 1 4 1 0 18
2016-2017 44 29 0 6 0 0 3
2017-2018 42 36 0 2 1 0 3
2018-2019 43 34 2 0 2 0 5
2019-2020 51 45 0 3 0 0 3

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Were Prepared: Advanced Principal Preparation Program

Year of Program Completion Total Number of Completers Employed in a position for which They were Prepared Employed in an Education Position Outside of Their Preparation Enrolled in Higher Education Employed Outside of the Education Field Not Employed  Employment Status Unknown
2016-2017 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2017-2018 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 7 7 0 0 0 0 0

Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

The following document illustrates the student loan default rates for the University of Mount Union for FY2016, FY2017, and FY2018.
 

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.