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2022 CAEP Annual Report – Advanced Program (AY 2020-21)

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2. Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement (RA 4.1)

Measure Analysis of Trends Source – Evidence #

Employer and TEAC (Teacher Educator Advisory Council) Feedback

The Masters in Education (M.Ed.) program was approved by the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education in 2019. The first cohort of completers with an N<10 (N=7) were in AY 2020-21. The program was not included in the last CAEP accreditation review in Spring 2020 as the first cohort of completers with a low n (N<10) were in AY 2020-21. All add-on endorsements were approved by the state.

The M.Ed. in Educator Leadership program had its first cohort of completers in 2020-21. As a minimum of 6 months is required to begin collecting completer data, the employer surveys and TEAC feedback will not be collected until the AY 2021-22 and forward.

Further, with a N<10 no valid inferences can be made from the data evidence.

General Program Information

  • Designed to develop Teacher Leaders
    • Teacher Leader endorsement
    • Preparation for being a Classroom Leader, Grade Level Leader, Instructional Coach, Mentor, Curriculum Specialist
      *Does not lead to principal certification
  • Program Goals
    • develop administrative skills such as management, supervision and decision-making
    • focus on preparing school leaders to be instructional leaders
    • improve instruction and in turn improve student learning

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3. Candidate Competency at Program Completion (RA3.4)

Measure Analysis of Trends Source – Evidence #

Completer/Recent Alumni Surveys

Upon completion of the M.Ed. Program, six of the seven initial cohort completers evaluated the quality of preparation as educator leaders in the M. Ed. program. Most noted preparation areas were:

  • Building leadership capacity
  • The value of the Action Research noted
  • Graduate level vs. Undergraduate topics

As the first cohort of M.Ed. in Educator Leadership graduates were in the 2020-21 academic year, alumni survey data (minimum of six months post-graduation) was not available for the AY2020-21 cohort.

Capstone projects indicate 100% (n=7) are well prepared to take on educator leadership roles in their school contexts and districts and areas of endorsement.

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4. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

Measure Analysis of Trends Source – Evidence #

All completers in the M. Ed. program in AY 2020-21 (N=7) were practicing educators and/or administrators seeking a Master’s in Educator Leadership with an add-on endorsement in one of the following areas:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Gifted & Talented (GT)
  • ECE Special Education (ECE-SPED)
  • Middle Level Education (MLE)
  • Literacy / Read to Succeed Teacher (R2S)
  • Online Teaching (Ed Tech)
  • Project based Learning (PBL)

We will continue to track the graduates and their career trajectory.

Employer surveys will also be conducted at the end of the AY 2021-22 year.

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