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Accreditation

School of Education

We’re committed to providing you with the best education.

Get an education rooted in continuous improvement—at a university committed to producing successful graduates. Our accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation means we demonstrate that excellence through course content, immersive experiences, program impact, and more. As a student in the School of Education, you can be confident in a curriculum that is designed for you and our faculty to achieve the highest academic, research, and ethical standards.

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MEASURES FOR SUCCESS

We adhere to guidelines to prove our excellence.

Purdue University Fort Wayne’s educator preparation programs have earned national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (2019–26). This accreditation applies to both initial and advanced preparation programs. (Our counselor education program is accredited separately, through CACREP.) 

One of the core elements of our programs is a continuous-improvement model that provides feedback to faculty about policies and practices. Purdue Fort Wayne routinely monitors a wide range of program measures, such as student academic progress, completer feedback, and employer satisfaction. Further, we believe it is important to share our data with the public to promote transparency and trust in higher education.

Below, we provide four measures used to monitor our initial educator preparation programs. Data for advanced programs can be found on the websites for those specific programs. Additional data provided by the Indiana Department of Education can be found on our Title II and 1388 Reports page.

The Indiana Department of Education collects teacher-effectiveness ratings for teachers with three years of experience or fewer. The effectiveness data are based, in part, on students’ achievement and growth during an academic year. Recent graduates from Purdue Fort Wayne are consistently rated as effective or highly effective by their principals, frequently meeting or exceeding state averages.

Percent of Completers Rated as Effective or Highly Effective
YearTeachers with 1 Year of ExperienceTeachers with 2 Years of ExperienceTeachers with 3 Years of ExperienceTotal
2021 Purdue Fort Wayne96%100%98%98%
2022 Purdue Fort
Wayne
94%97%97%97%
2023 Purdue Fort Wayne94%98%100%98%
2023 State of Indiana97%98%99%98%

Source: https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/epps/educator-preparation-program-comparative-data-and-performance-data/, February 7, 2024.

The Indiana Department of Education conducts an annual survey of principals who supervise first- and second-year teachers. The survey asks principals to evaluate teachers’ preparation in three domains (knowledge, disposition, and performance) reflecting elements of national professional standards, such as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium. Principals’ overall satisfaction with Purdue Fort Wayne graduates frequently matches or exceeds statewide averages. Satisfaction within the individual domains often exceeds 95 percent.

Principals’ Overall Satisfaction (Satisfied or Highly Satisfied) with Recent Graduates
YearPurdue Fort WayneState of Indiana
202198%97%
202297%95%
202398%96%

Source: https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/epps/educator-preparation-program-comparative-data-and-performance-data/, February 7, 2024.

 

The following are employer satisfaction rates for our advanced program graduates:

Principals’ Overall Satisfaction (Satisfied or Highly Satisfied) with Recent Graduates (Advanced Programs)

Educational Leadership100%

Pass rates on state licensure exams for both pedagogy and content knowledge are tracked through Title II data. Overall pass rates for Purdue Fort Wayne completers are shown below. Pass rates on individual exams are higher. Additional details can be found on our Title II and 1388 Report.

Licensing Rates
YearPurdue Fort Wayne
2020/2173%
2021/2274%
2022/2377%

Source: Title II Data, February 7, 2024.

 

Licensing Rate (Advanced Programs)

Educational Leadership84% (October 2021)

We are currently updating our processes for gathering employment information. We expect to have updated data in 2024.

Historically, our surveys show that approximately 80% of graduates have positions at the time of graduation, which is often before many schools have finalized hiring decisions over the summer. Most of Purdue Fort Wayne completers teach in Indiana public schools the year after graduating. In addition, completers also take positions in independent early childhood settings, out-of-state schools, or other educational settings like museums, zoos, or public outreach programs for organizations.

CONTACT US

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Contact the School of Education at [email protected].