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The College of Education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) collects and disseminates data on candidates and completers’ impact on P-12 student learning and development in compliance with CAEP Standards 4 and 5. The following collection of documents and links support our compliance with the requirements of CAEP Standard 4.

Measures of Program Impact

  1. Impact of P-12 learning and development. (CAEP Component 4.1)
    State testing data for the Scantron Performance Test for one of our local partner school districts was shared for identified completers for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years for grades 3-12. Another partner school district provided DIBELS data and another provided STAR Reading and Math data. These data sets will be reviewed and analyzed for identified UAH completers employed in each district. More detailed information can be found here. A completer case study was implemented with a sample of elementary and secondary completers in Fall 2019, but was suspended in Spring 2020 at the onset of the pandemic. The EPP anticipates launching a new case study with completers in the 2021-22 academic school year when all partnering LEAs should return to a traditional instructional delivery model.
  2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness. (CAEP Component 4.2)
    The College submitted its CAEP Self-Study Report in April 2019 which presents a detailed plan to collect data using a case study approach and focus groups to address this measure since no data are provided to EPPs by the Alabama State Department of Education.  More information can be found here. A completer case study was implemented with a sample of elementary and secondary completers in Fall 2019, but was suspended in Spring 2020 at the onset of the pandemic. The EPP anticipates launching a new case study with completers in the 2021-22 academic school year when all partnering LEAs should return to a traditional instructional delivery model.
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones. (CAEP Components 4.3 & A.4.1.)
    The newly developed ALACTE New Teacher Employer Survey is distributed to principals and other school administrators to evaluate our completers who are in their first year of employment. Our most recent data indicates completers are performing at or above their state of Alabama counterparts in all inTASC categories which were measured. More detailed information can be found here.
  4. Satisfaction of completers. (CAEP Components 4.4 & A.4.2)
    The newly developed ALACTE New Teacher Survey is distributed to completers from our EPP currently employed in public schools in Alabama. The most recent ALACTE survey data can be found here. Additionally, after completion of internship, candidates also respond to an EPP-survey designed to assess their satisfaction with their preparation. The results of the intern survey can be found here.

Measures of Program Outcomes

  1. Graduation Rates
    The completer graduation rate is defined as the rate at which candidates successfully complete student teaching and earn a passing score on the edTPA.  In the 2018-19 academic year, 100% of UAH candidates successfully completed the internship and earned a passing score on the edTPA.
  2. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
    The Alabama State Department of Education requires candidates to pass the Praxis content area tests prior to admission to internship; therefore, the Praxis II pass rate for completers is 100% (per state requirement). Additionally, interns must earn a passing score on the required edTPA to be recommended for licensure. The edTPA requirement became consequential for licensure in Fall 2018. For the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters (the second academic year edTPA was consequential), 100% of UAH initial licensure interns achieved a qualifying score.  Candidates who complete an advanced licensure program in ESOL, Reading Specialist, or Visual Impairments are required to earn a qualifying score on the appropriate Praxis II content exam to satisfy state licensing requirements. In 2019-2020, 100% of advanced candidates who were required to take a Praxis II content exam for advanced licensure earned a qualifying score.
  3. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared.
    The ALACTE New Teacher Survey is administered to initial certification completers in their first year of employment. Responses indicate completers secure gainful employment in their field and are also satisfied with the preparation they received.

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  1. Student loan default rates and other consumer information.
      1. Student Loan Default Rates (Initial and Advanced)
        The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year.  A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The student loan default rates for all schools can be found here.


      UAH Default Rates (FY 2017, 2016, and 2015)

      OPE ID School Type Control   PRGMS   FY2017 FY2016 FY2015
      001055 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE
      212 UNIVERSITY CENTER
      HUNTSVILLE   AL  35899-0001
      Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree Public Both (FFEL/FDL) Default Rate  6.5   5.9   7.4 
      No. in Default  93   86   111 
      No. in Repay  1,424   1,447   1,491 
      Enrollment figures Percentage Calculation  9,206 15.4   8,588 16.8   8,621 17.2 

       

      ENROLLMENT: To provide context for the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data we include enrollment data (students enrolled at any time during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered repayment (October 1 through September 30) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of these data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on the June 30 prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2017 CDR Year will use 2015-2016 enrollment).

      Current Date :   01/14/2021

      1. Cost of Attendance
        Below is a link to the University webpage with information about tuition and fees.
      1. Scholarships
        Both the University and College of Education offer scholarships to students in an effort to help offset the cost of the student’s education. Below are links to UAH's Financial Aid page as well as a link to scholarship opportunities.