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)
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.
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.
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).
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.