Wright State University Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation
Academic Year 2003–2004
Testing Period: 9/1/2003–8/31/2004
Provided in compliance with the requirements of the
Title II Higher Education Act.
College of Education and Human Services
The College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) offers more than 50 majors in pre-K–12 education leading to provisional licensure in Ohio. Master's 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.
The College of Education and Human Services has a total enrollment of 2,296 students; 48 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 3.26, with the average GPA for admitted graduate students at 3.25.
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 11 years. Recognition at state and national levels includes three recipients of the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, the Ohio Governor's Leadership Award, Ohio Department of Education Family Partnership Award, Disney's American Teacher Award, the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.
- Wright State 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 Regents' Scholars Program, a distinguished statewide graduate program in science and mathematics.
- Wright State has been selected by the Ohio Department of Education to offer Wright Charter College, one of the first of two federally funded charter education programs in the state to prepare teachers for Ohio's high-poverty and rural school districts.
- National accreditation and recognition have also been earned by Wright State's Athletic Training Program and its Rehabilitation Counseling Master's 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 Initiative. The Teaching American History grant represents another major partnership with Dayton Public Schools, along with the Urban Literacy Institute, which is funded by the Ohio Board of Regents, Montgomery County, Wright State University, and private donors for the purpose of improving the reading skills of children in inner-city schools.
- Through the ED LINK–12 Network, the College's Division of Professional Development provided professional development to 54 school systems in Ohio, ultimately affecting about 212,000 students through service to more than 14,600 teachers, administrators, and other professional school personnel in 17 counties in Ohio.
- 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 nation's schools. In advancing the NNER agenda, partnerships have been established with eight school districts for the modeling of best practice and faculty research initiatives focusing on transforming education for all students.
The average undergraduate GPA of a student admitted to a teacher preparation program was 3.26.
The average graduate GPA of a student admitted to a teacher preparation program was 3.25.
In reporting year 2003–2004, 329 students completed an initial 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 312.
The total enrollment in all of our teacher education (not advanced) programs, regardless of academic standing, was 415.
The total number of students in supervised student teaching was 275.
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 32.
The student/faculty ratio in supervised student teaching was 8 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 2001-2002 Academic Year
Institution Name: Wright State University Institution Code: 1179
Number of Program Completers Submitted: 329
Number of Program Completers Found, Matched, and Used in Passing Rate
|Type of Assessment ||Assessment Code Number|| Number Taking Assessment ||Number Passing Assessment ||Institutional Pass Rate|| Statewide Pass Rate||National Pass Rate2|
|Principles of Learning & Teaching K-6 ||522
|Principles of Learning & Teaching 5-9 ||523
|Principles of Learning & Teaching 7-12|| 524
|Academic Content Areas
|Early Childhood Education|| 020
|| 162||99%|| 99%
|English Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge|| 041
|Middle School Language Arts
|Mathematics: Content Knowledge ||061|| 3 ||
|Middle School Mathematics
|Social Studies: Content Knowledge ||081
|Middle School Social Studies
|Physical Ed: Content Knowledge|| 091
|Business Education|| 100
|Music Content Knowledge ||113
|Art Content Knowledge|| 133
|Spanish Content Knowladge
|Biology Content Knowledge Part 1 ||231
|Biology Content Knowledge Part 2 ||232
|Chemistry Content Knowledge
|Earth Science Content Knowledge|| ||1||
|Other Content Areas
|Health Education ||550
||20||100%|| 100%|| 99%|
|Teaching Special Populations
|SE Knowledge-Based Core Principles ||351 ||22|| 22 ||100% ||99% ||75%|
1 The number of program completers found, matched, and used in the passing rate calculation will not equal the sum of the column labeled "Number Taking Assessment" since a
completer can take more than one assessment.
2 The national passing rate is calculated at Ohio's cut scores, which are among
the highest in the nation. For instance, Ohio requires the highest cut score
in Principles of
Learning and Teaching 5-9 (middle childhood) and ranks second in Principles of
Learning and Teaching in K-6 and 7-12 (adolescent/young adult).
|Type of Assessment3|| Number Taking Assessment4|| Number Passing Assessment5 ||Institutional Pass Rate || Statewide Pass Rate|
|Aggregate-Academic Content Areas (Math, English, Biology, etc.)
|Aggregate-Other Content Areas (Career/Technical Education, Health Educations, etc.)
|Aggregate-Teaching Special Populations (Special Education, ELS, etc.)
|Summary Totals and Pass Rates6
3 Institutions and/or states did not require the assessments within an aggregate where data cells are blank.
4 Number of completers who took one or more tests in a category and within their area of specialization.
5 Number who passed all tests they took in a category and within their area of specialization.
6 Summary Totals and Pass Rate.
If no assessments are reported, the type of Assessment has been removed from