Initial Licensure Programs In a 2014 survey of graduates 1, 3, and 5 years post-graduation, alumni rated the degree to which our program prepared them to succeed in ten key teaching proficiencies. Ratings for each of the criterion were in the upper quartile. In other words, our graduates felt well-prepared to impact students’ learning in each of the rated areas, which are aligned with Colorado and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Education Programs) standards. Source: 2014 School of Education Teacher Licensure Alumni Survey of Graduates 1, 3 & 5 Years Post Graduation (n=54) Of graduates 1, 3, and 5 years post-graduation, we asked alumni, “Overall, how well did your teacher licensure program prepare you to be successful?” 94% of our alumni rated their program as adequate or more than adequate. Source: 2014 School of Education Teacher Licensure Alumni Survey of Graduates 1, 3 & 5 Years Post Graduation (n=54) Teacher candidates are evaluated at the midpoint and the end of the student teaching experience using a rubric that mirrors the Colorado Teacher Effectiveness Rubric (based on Senate Bill 10:191); evaluations are completed by both the classroom teacher in which they are student teaching, and a university supervisor. Average ratings by classroom cooperating teachers and university supervisors during Fall, 2013 increased from midterm to the end of the term, which suggests that the feedback, coaching and experience inherent in our student teaching experience increases candidates’ teaching proficiency. UNDERGRADUATE Teacher Candidates GRADUATE Teacher Candidates See Section 6, Feedback from Employers, for additional quality indicators.