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Report on the Quality of Teacher Preparation
Academic Year 20052006
Testing Period: 9/1/20058/31/2006
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. 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.

Student Characteristics

The College of Education and Human Services has a total enrollment of 2,389 students; 46 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 3.22, with the average GPA for admitted graduate students at 3.41.

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 13 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.

  • Thirteen 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 Creating Laboratory Access for Students in Science (C.L.A.S.S.) Project, a unique program designed to bring together teachers and students with disabilities and demonstrate how teachers can adapt science classes for students with special needs;

    • regional initiatives designed to provide opportunities for the educational community to work together to address concerns related to the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in Ohio such as the Model Schools Science and Mathematics Initiative, the West Ohio EXCEL Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, and Project SUSTAIN;

    • WSU's unique partnerships, which have contributed to our ability to increase the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of mathematics and science teachers through our participation in the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program and its Ohio Mathematics Academy Program (OMAP) and Ohio Science Institute (OSI);

    • our ability to develop alternative teacher licensure programs for mid-career professionals in cooperation with the Montgomery and Clark County Educational Service Centers (OCALP and CORE II);

  • WSU collaborates with schools, community colleges, and human service agencies in the Miami Valley as part of the Diversity in Teaching and Teacher Education Initiative.

Program Information

The average undergraduate GPA of a student admitted to a teacher preparation program was 3.22.
The average graduate GPA of a student admitted to a teacher preparation program was 3.41.
In reporting year 2005–2006, 363 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 2005–2006 was 775.
The total enrollment in all of our teacher education programs, regardless of academic standing, was 1,247.
The total number of students in supervised student teaching was 423.

The data below is information on the number of faculty in professional education:

24 were full-time faculty in professional education.
15 were part-time faculty in education but full time at WSU.
19 were part-time faculty in education and not otherwise employed at WSU.
The total number of supervising faculty for student teachers during 2005–2006 was 54.
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      2005–2006 Academic Year
Institution Name: Wright State University     Institution Code: 1179     Number of Program Completers Submitted: 363
State: Ohio     Number of Program Completers Found, Matched, and Used in Passing Rate Calculations1: 363
Type of Assessment7Assesment Code NumberNumber Taking AssesmentNumber Passing AssesmentInstitutional Pass RateStatewide Pass RateNational Pass Rate2
Professional Knowledge      
Principles of Learning & Teaching Early Child. 521 136 135 99% 99%  
Principles of Learning & Teaching K-6522 7   97% 74%
Principles of Learning & Teaching 5-9523 79 74 94% 97% 64%
Principles of Learning & Teaching 7-12524 123 117 95% 97% 80%
Academic Content Areas      
Early Childhood Education020 8     98% 85%
Education of Young Children 021 135 135 100% 98% 94%
English Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge041 17 17 100% 98% 70%
Middle School Language Arts 049 30 30 100% 98% 85%
Mathematics: Content Knowledge061 5    98% 60%
Middle School Mathematics 069 34 34 100% 98% 85%
Middle School Science 439 22 22 100% 98% 79%
Middle School Social Studies 089 42 41 98% 98% 78%
Social Studies: Content Knowledge081 20 20100% 98% 72%
Physical Ed: Content Knowledge091 19 16 84% 98% 62%
Business Education100 11 11 100% 98% 77%
Music Content Knowledge113 16 16 100% 98% 81%
Art Content Knowledge133 7   98% 86%
French Content Knowledge 173 3     98% 82%
Spanish Content Knowledge 191 4     98% 79%
Biology Content Knowledge 235 3   98% 74%
Chemistry Content Knowledge 245 1   95% 69%
Other Content Areas      
Labrary/Media Specialist 310 2       91%
Health Education550 20 20100%100%100%
Marketing Education5601   100% 100%
Teaching Special Populations      
SE Knowledge-Based Core Principles351 38 38100% 97% 77%

Type of Assessment3Number Taking Assesment4Number Passing Assesment5Institutional Pass RateStatewide Pass Rate
Aggregate-Professional Knowledge 345 333 97% 97%
Aggregate-Academic Content Areas (Math, English, Biology, etc.) 376 372 99% 98%
Aggregate-Other Content Areas (Career/Technical Education, Health Educations, etc.) 23 23 100%100%
Aggregate-Teaching Special Populations (Special Education, ELS, etc.) 38 38 100% 97%
Aggregate-Performance Assessments    
Summary Totals and Pass Rates6 359 347 97% 95%
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