Section 207 of Title II Higher Education Act requires the Department of Education to collect data on the state assessments, other requirements, and standards for teacher certification and licensure, as well as data on the performance of teacher preparation programs. Concordia University’s College of Education takes pride in the following information regarding its teacher preparation program in the compliance with these reporting requirements.
Section I – Testing Required for Program Admission
In Oregon, a system of multiple measures is used to determine the status of “program completer.” One component of this system requires the educator to pass both a basic skills test and a battery of subject matter tests. For basic skills testing, it is recommended that the educator take the Essential Academic Skills Test (EAST). Authorizations in early childhood, elementary, and middle level teaching require passing scores on the Elementary Subtest 1 and Subtest 2.. Secondary educators must pass the PRAXIS II in their specific subject matter.
Test Pass Rates
Because passing of basic skills and subject matter tests is required for program completion in Oregon, the state pass rate is 100%. Those who do not pass the required tests are not considered program completers and are not eligible for Initial Teaching Licenses.
Pass Rate Report
2004: Cohort 2003-2004 = 100%
Section II – Required Program Information
- During the 2003-2004 academic year, 154 students were enrolled in initial licensure programs.
- During the same year, 154 students were supervised in student teaching experiences by 52 full-time and part-time faculty resulting in a student/faculty ratio of 3.01 to 1.
- Education candidates invest a minimum of 600 hours in supervised student teaching experiences.
- All of Concordia’s education programs are approved by the state licensing commission – Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).
- None of Concordia University’s Education programs has been designated “low-performing” by the state (as per section 208[a] of HEA of 1998).