Accreditation and Title II Reporting

Anderson University has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Initial preparation programs reviewed in the last accreditation cycle include Spanish (P-12), social studies (5-12), math (5-12), English language arts (5-12), special education-mild intervention (P-12), elementary education (K-6), physical education (P-12), and transition to teaching (K-6, 5-12). The Music Education program is nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements for licensure become eligible for a teaching certificate in Indiana and other states with reciprocal arrangements.

CAEP Accredited Provider badge

 

Title II Reporting

Candidates must pass all tests required for licensure in Indiana prior to student teaching. Therefore, Anderson University has a 100% pass rate.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures: 2019-20

Impact of P-12 learning and development

CAEP Standard 4.1

The Indiana Department of Education provides teacher effectiveness ratings annually to educator preparation programs (EPP). Summative ratings consider impact on P-12 learning through the Indiana Growth Model (IGM) and/or Student Learning Objectives (SLO). Ratings for 2018-2019, the most recent data available, include candidates with one through three years of experience. Ninety-nine percent of graduates were rated as effective or higher. Thirty-two percent earned highly effective ratings.

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Effectiveness Ratings 2021

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Effectiveness Ratings 2020

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Effectiveness Ratings 2019 

Additional data demonstrating impact on P-12 learning will be available soon.

Satisfaction of employers & employment milestones

CAEP Standard 4.3

The Indiana Department of Education administers a principal survey annually and provides aggregate data to EPPs categorized into three domains (knowledge, disposition, performance). In the 2020 EPP annual report, ninety-two percent of principals were satisfied or highly satisfied with the training teachers received at AU.

IDOE Anderson University Principal Survey 2021

IDOE Anderson University Principal Survey 2020

IDOE Anderson University Principal Survey 2019

Satisfaction of Completers

CAEP Standard 4.4

The Indiana Department of Education administers a teacher survey annually and provides aggregate data to EPPs categorized into three domains (knowledge, disposition, performance). In the 2020 EPP annual report, 95% of responders categorized their preparation as good or higher, with 53% describing the program as excellent.

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Survey 2021

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Survey 2020

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Survey 2019

Indicators of teaching effectiveness

CAEP Standard 4.2

According to the IDOE teacher effectiveness ratings for 2018-2019, the most recent data available, ninety-nine percent of our graduates were rated as effective or higher. Thirty-two percent earned highly effective ratings.

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Effectiveness Ratings 2021

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Effectiveness Ratings 2020

IDOE Anderson University Teacher Effectiveness Ratings 2019 

Ability of Completers to Meet State Licensing Requirements

Anderson University completers in our traditional undergraduate and alternative T2T programs have a 100% pass rate on licensure exams. All candidates are eligible for licensure upon graduation.

Licensure Testing Summary Pass Rates 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 

Licensure Testing Data 2019

Licensure Testing Data 2020

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Educational Positions for Which They have Prepared

Based on information received to date, 100% of program completers seeking employment secured placement or enrolled in graduate school. 

Department of Teacher Education Placement Report 2019-2020

Department of Teacher Education Placement Report 2018-2019

Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

The National Education Association (NEA) reports annually the average starting salary for teachers. In 2018-2019, the national average starting teacher salary was $40,154. The average salary for Indiana and surrounding states can be found here

The total cost of attendance for the last four years, including tuition, room and board, and fees is presented in this chart

The student loan default rate for 2017, the most current data available, was 7.6%. Rates for 2016 and 2015 were 7.8% and 8.1%, respectively. 

Source: 

National Center for Education Statistics Cohort Default Rates