School of Education: Measure #1

All professional education programs, bachelor’s level and graduate level licensure programs, at Gardner-Webb University are state approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE)

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

The GWUSOE data show that upon exiting, our completers have the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively impact P-12 student outcomes. The GWUSOE uses multiple measures to assure that program completers contribute to an expected level of student-learning growth. The measures include: GPA requirements, clinical experiences, exit and completer surveys, professional standards evaluation instrument (proficient or accomplished), dissertations, and successful completion of state licensure examinations. Licensure assessment pass rates for initial candidates are shown in the table below.

Undergraduate Programs: Institution Licensure Assessment Pass rates

CodeNameGroupTakersPassedPass RateState Avg. Pass Rate
5242GWU2015-16181372%72%
5242GWU2016-17181372%79%
5242GWU2017-18141393%92%
5242GWU2018-19201680%78%

The initial licensure pass rates for the GWUSOE students has been on par or above the NC state average pass rate for the most recent years. 

Impact of P-12 Learning and Development – 2019Applicant Data from CASPA

A summary of data related of the effectiveness of our initially licensed completers as assessed by their employers as well as student growth on achievement measures appears below, provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI).

2019 Report Card

State StandardLevelPercent Proficient or Higher
Teachers Demonstrate LeadershipGWU
State
98.2%
96.4%
Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of StudentsGWU
State
98.2%
96.4%
Teachers Know the Content They TeachGWU
State
98.1%
95%
Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their StudentsGWU
State
100%
98.3%
Teachers Reflect on Their PracticeGWU
State
100%
73.2%

This table includes data from the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) for the beginning teachers prepared by this institution. North Carolina defines a beginning teacher as one who is in the first three years of teaching and holds a Standard Professional 1 license.