CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The mission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is to "advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning."

Accredited Programs

The following programs at Commonwealth University were accredited by CAEP in 2022 (Bloomsburg University, Anchor Institution) or are part of the new Commonwealth University PASSHE and University approved program array. The following have provisional approval of Commonwealth University programs leading to certification, until the next major review in the 2025-2026 academic year - PDE Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality (BSLTQ).

  • Early Childhood Education PK-4 (Undergraduate)
  • Early Childhood Education PK-4 (Post Bac)
  • Special Education PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • American Sign Language/English Interpreting PK-12
  • Speech and Language Impaired PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Special Education PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Dual Certification Early Childhood PK-4/Special Education PK-12 (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Dual Certification Early Childhood PK-4/Deaf Hard of Hearing K-12 (undergraduate)
  • Middle Level 4-8 (undergraduate)
  • Middle Level English 4-8 (Undergraduate)
  • Middle Level English 4-8 (Post Bac)
  • Middle Level Mathematics 4-8 (Undergraduate)
  • Middle Level Mathematics 4-8 (Post Bac)
  • Middle Level Science 4-8 (undergraduate)
  • Middle Level Science 4-8 (Post Bac)
  • Middle Level Social Studies 4-8 (undergraduate)
  • Middle Level Social Studies 4-8 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Citizenship 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Communications 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Communications 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education English/Language Arts 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education English/Language Arts 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education English/Language Arts 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Mathematics 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Mathematics 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Mathematics 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Biology 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Biology 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Biology 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education General Science 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education General Science 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education General Science 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education English 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Chemistry 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Chemistry 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Chemistry 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Social Studies 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Social Studies 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Earth and Space Science 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Earth and Space Science 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Earth and Space Science 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Physics 7-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Secondary Education Physics 7-12 (Post Bac)
  • Secondary Education Physics 7-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology PK-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Instructional Technology Specialist PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Health and Physical Education K-12 (Undergraduate) 
  • Health and Physical Education K-12 (Post Bac) 
  • Spanish PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Spanish PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Spanish PK-12 (Intern Post Bac)
  • Music Education PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Music Education PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • School Nurse PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • School Nurse PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Hearing Impaired PK-12 – (continuation not yet determined) (Undergraduate)
  • Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Certification - (graduate in all secondary program areas)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Educational Leadership – Principal PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Reading Specialist PK-12 (Undergraduate)
  • Reading Specialist PK-12 (Post Bac) 
  • Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Supervisor of Special Education PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Specialist - Elementary and Secondary School Counselor PK-12 (Post Bac)
  • Specialist – School Speech and Language Pathologist PK-12 (Post Bac)

Annual Reporting Measures

The following list of Annual Accountability Measures, which are required by CAEP, illustrate educator preparation and effectiveness to impact PK-12 student learning.

Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS) data demonstrate the degree to which PK-12 students within a teacher’s classroom meet the expected level of growth for students in Pennsylvania. The data include statewide institution scores as well as Commonwealth University scores. Linked below is the most current data available from the state.

Commonwealth University College of Education and Human Studies regularly surveys employers to determine completer effectiveness. This data is reviewed and discussed with faculty in the College, as well as with employers during annual meetings.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania uses two Teacher Licensure exams for educator certification. The Pennsylvania Educator Certification Test (Pearson) is used for PK-4 and Special Education certifications. Candidates for all other certification areas in Pennsylvania must pass the Praxis (ETS) exam in their content area. Title II Reports summarize passage rates on teacher licensing exams. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania uses a sliding scale scoring mechanism which allows completers to achieve certification with varying qualifying test scores that are contingent upon graduating cumulative GPA. Title II Report passage rates in do not reflect Pennsylvania’s GPA-adjusted qualifying scores. Therefore, the attached tables contain a conditional green column which presents first time pass rates which include the PA pass rate under this regulation.

ETS Praxis/Pearson Scores

Title II Program Reports

CPAST (Student Teaching) Data

Institutional Surveys

Program Provider Survey Reports

The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE’s) First Destination Survey is utilized by Commonwealth University to inform colleges and departments of career placement and perceptions of graduates. Ability to be hired is also reported in the Initial and Advanced Completer Satisfaction Surveys.