Both Teacher Education and School Psychology programs are committed to excellence in preparing candidates as leaders in service. Candidates in Teacher Education and School Psychology demonstrate their development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions through multiple assessments. The data provide strong evidence that undergraduate and graduate candidates demonstrate competencies that positively affect learning of P-12 students.


The following sources of evidence demonstrate the DESP’s program impact and outcomes.


Impact on P-12 Learning and Development is measured through the edTPA, a performance assessment designed to answer the question, “Is a new teacher ready for the job?” Provided are the results from 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017 teacher education candidates.

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness is measured through the Candidate Preservice Assessment of Student Teaching (CPAST), an assessment used to evaluate candidates during their student teaching semester. The CPAST assesses candidates’ abilities in: Planning for Instruction and Assessment, Instructional Delivery, Assessment, and Analysis of Teaching.

Employer and Completer Satisfaction, Persistence, and Employment Milestones: Annually, the DESP surveys employers of alumni and their employers regarding their perceptions of JCU’s professional preparation programs.


Completer Rates are reported for both teacher and school psychology preparation programs.

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing and State Requirements

Teacher and School Psychology candidates score at or above the state’s requirement on their respective licensure exams. The results are provided for 2014-2015, 2016-2016, and 2016-2017.

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

Survey data indicate:

  • 83% of teacher education completers work in education-related fields after graduation and/or pursue further education
  • 100% of School Psychology completers obtain a School Psychology position within 3 months of graduation.

Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

Student Loan Default:

The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. Provided are JCU’s Student Loan Default Rates from FY2011 through FY2013.

Other Consumer Information:

Ohio Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Performance Report: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) releases an annual comprehensive performance report for each ODHE-approved educator preparation program in the State of Ohio. The report includes performance data on the metrics identified for teacher and principal preparation programs. Provided are the EPP Performance Reports from 2015 through 2017.

JCU Graduate Bulletin: A link to the JCU Graduate Bulletin is below. The bulletin provides comprehensive information on admissions to the School Psychology program, tuition and financial aid resources, program requirements, and other pertinent information about pursuing a graduate degree at JCU. The Graduate Bulletin is updated every 2 years.

2016-2018 Graduate Bulletin