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Report on the
Quality of Teacher Preparation
Academic Year 2002-2003
Testing Period: 9/1/2002-8/31/2003
Provided in compliance with the requirements of the
Title II Higher Education Act.

College of Education and Human Services

Teacher Preparation

The College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) offers more than 50 majors in pre-K-12 education leading to provisional licensure in Ohio. Masterís degrees are offered in many areas of specialization, an Ed.S. program in school administration, a school counseling program, and a postbaccalaureate program for licensure candidates who wish to practice the art and science of teaching in the classroom for an entire school year.

Student Characteristics

The College of Education and Human Services has a total enrollment of 2,241 students; 51 percent are enrolled in graduate programs. The majority of students are female, "nontraditional" age, commuter students. The average undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of a student admitted to a teacher education program was 3.201, with the average GPA for admitted graduate students at 3.219.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements include the completion of 45 quarter hours with a minimum 2.5 grade-point average, a writing sample, and an interview with a faculty advisor. Undergraduates must also demonstrate successful scores on the Praxis I basic skills test in reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition to the formal application process described above, requirements for admission to a graduate program include a 2.7 grade-point average and successful scores on the content area, Praxis II specialty area exam(s).

State Approval and Accreditation

The Teacher Preparation Program at Wright State University is approved by the Ohio Department of Education and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Special Features and Notable Accomplishments

  • Wright State education graduates have been named Ohio Teacher of the Year in four of the last nine years. Recognition at state and national levels includes three recipients of the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, the Ohio Governorís Leadership Award, Ohio Department of Education Family Partnership Award, Disneyís American Teacher Award, the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

  • WSU is one of three universities chosen by the Ohio Board of Regents to develop the Ohio Teaching-Learning Initiative to improve teacher education. Nine WSU faculty hold joint appointments between the Colleges of Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts, and Science and Mathematics. This collaboration has contributed to the nationally recognized C.L.A.S.S. Project, the Model Schools Science and Mathematics Initiative, the West Central EXCEL Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, Project SUSTAIN, and coordination of the Regentsí Scholars Program, a distinguished statewide graduate program in science and mathematics.

  • National accreditation and recognition have also been earned by WSUís Athletic Training Program and its Rehabilitation Counseling Masterís Degree Program, which was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its online delivery and instruction.

  • WSU collaborates with schools, community colleges, and human services agencies in the greater Miami Valley as part of the Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education Initiatives and the Urban Teachersí Institute. Wright State collaborates with Dayton Public Schools in the Urban Literacy Institute, which is funded by the Ohio Board of Regents, Montgomery County, and private donors. The Teaching American History grant represents another major partnership between Wright State and Dayton Public Schools.

  • Through the ED LINK-12 Network, the collegeís Division of Professional Development provided professional development to 54 school systems in Ohio, ultimately affecting about 180,000 students through service to nearly 9,000 teachers, administrators, and other professional school personnel.

  • Wright State University continues to be an active member of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) and supports nine leadership associates engaged in a variety of activities and projects related to furthering its mission to improve our nationís schools.

  • Wright State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Twenty-one of the 51 teacher preparation institutions in the state of Ohio are accredited by this nationally recognized professional organization.

  • Wright State University is dedicated to teaching, research, and service and has the distinct mission of providing leadership to enhance the quality of life of Miami Valley citizens. Named for Daytonís aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, the university serves nearly 16,000 students enrolled in more than 100 undergraduate and 50 Ph.D., graduate, and professional degrees.

Program Information

The average undergraduate GPA of a student admitted to a teacher preparation program was 3.20.
The average graduate GPA of a student admitted to a teacher preparation program was 3.21.
In reporting year 2002-2003, 247 students completed a teacher preparation program and took one or more required exams.
The total number of newly admitted students into initial teacher preparation programs, all specializations, in reporting year 2002-2003 was 426.
The total enrollment in all of our teacher education programs, regardless of academic standing, was 500.
The total number of students in supervised student teaching was 210.
The data below is information on the number of faculty in professional education:
19 were full-time faculty in professional education.
8 were part-time faculty in education but full time at WSU.
55 were part-time faculty in education and not otherwise employed at WSU.
The total number of supervising faculty for student teachers during 2002-2003 was 19.
The student/faculty ratio in supervised student teaching was 11 to 1.
The average hours per week required in student teaching was 30.
The total number of weeks required in student teaching was 11.
The average number of hours required in student teaching was 330.

HEA-Title II      2002-2003 Academic Year*
Institution Name: Wright State University     Institution Code: 1179     Number of Program Completers Submitted: 259
State: Ohio     Number of Program Completers Found, Matched, and Used in Passing Rate Calculations1: 247
Type of Assessment7Assesment Code NumberNumber Taking AssesmentNumber Passing AssesmentInstitutional Pass RateStatewide Pass RateNational Pass Rate2
Professional Knowledge      
Principles of Learning & Teaching K-65223  95%72%
Principles of Learning & Teaching 5-9523161488%92%70%
Principles of Learning & Teaching 7-12524917684%95%72%
Academic Content Areas      
Elem Ed Curr Instruc Assessment0111  95%80%
Early Childhood Education02013613599%98%87%
Biology and General Science0301   68%
English Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge0415  95%70%
French Content Knowledge1731  95%83%
Mathematics: Content Knowledge0612  96%56%
Middle School Social Studies0896  90%80%
Social Studies: Content Knowledge0811818100%92%72&
Spanish Content Knowledge1911  91%76%
Physical Ed: Content Knowledge091201785%88%60%
Business Education1004  92%73%
Music Content Knowledge113141179%94%76%
Art Content Knowledge1332  96%83%
Biology Content Knowledge Part 12315  94%73%
Biology Content Knowledge Part 22325  88%56%
Chemistry Content Knowledge2412  85%54%
Physics Content Knowledge2611  86%46%
Other Content Areas      
Health Education5502121100%100%100%
Marketing Education5601   98%
Teaching Special Populations      
SE Knowledge-Based Core Principles3511212100%99%76%

Type of Assessment3Number Taking Assesment4Number Passing Assesment5Institutional Pass RateStatewide Pass Rate
Aggregate-Professional Knowledge1109385%94%
Aggregate-Academic Content Areas (Math, English, Biology, etc.)23322597%95%
Aggregate-Other Content Areas (Career/Technical Education, Health Educations, etc.)2222100%100%
Aggregate-Teaching Special Populations (Special Education, ELS, etc.)1212100%99%
Aggregate-Performance Assessments    
Summary Totals and Pass Rates624722191%93%

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