School of Education: Measure #4

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)

Completer Satisfaction

Initial Program Completer Satisfaction Survey (Average 2019-2020)

The data below were collected over three cycles (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 semesters). The data were gathered from completers upon completion of EDUC 450, their final education course requirement in the EPP.

Candidates who responded to the Completer Survey (N = 24)

ProgramsCountPercent
Elementary Education1354.17%
English (9-12)312.50%
History (9-12)28.33%
Health & Physical Education (K-12)14.17%
Music (K-12)28.33%
Birth through Kindergarten 14.17%
Middle Grades Math28.33%

When asked to rate the degree to which Gardner-Webb University prepared you in the content knowledge of the material you teach, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Not Prepared00.00%
Minimally Prepared00.00%
Somewhat Prepared00.00%
Prepared833.33%
Well Prepared1666.67%

When asked to rate to what degree Gardner-Webb University prepared you in the instructional methods specific to your content area, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Not Prepared00.00%
Minimally Prepared00.00%
Somewhat Prepared00.00%
Prepared729.17%
Well Prepared1770.83%

When asked to rate to what degree Gardner-Webb University prepared you to demonstrate understanding of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Not Prepared00.00%
Minimally Prepared00.00%
Somewhat Prepared00.00%
Prepared520.83%
Well Prepared1979.17%

When asked to rate to what degree Gardner-Webb University prepared you to respect diverse student populations, including culture and learning styles, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Not Prepared00.00%
Minimally Prepared00.00%
Somewhat Prepared00.00%
Prepared937.50%
Well Prepared1562.50%

When asked overall, rate to what degree Gardner-Webb University prepared you to be successful in your position, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Not Prepared00.00%
Minimally Prepared00.00%
Somewhat Prepared14.17%
Prepared625.00%
Well Prepared1770.83%

Overall, the data shows that in all of the above areas of preparation (with the exception of one response) all candidates responded ‘prepared’ or ‘well-prepared’ on the corresponding items. The distribution of responses is overwhelmingly ‘well-prepared’ with an average of 70% of responses falling into this category. This suggests that completers are satisfied with their overall experience at Gardner-Webb University’s EPP.

Advanced Program Completer Satisfaction Survey (Average 2019-2020)

The data below were collected over three cycles (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 semesters). For the doctoral programs (EDCI and EDLS) the completer survey is distributed to candidates upon their final dissertation defense.  For the master’s programs, the completer survey is distributed in their final course in their program. 

Master’s (MELS, MAIT, and MTLCI) Completer Survey Data (N = 120)

When asked to describe the academic rigor of the courses in the School of Education, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Extremely Challenging (I had to work very hard in most of my courses)5545.83%
Somewhat Challenging (I had to push myself at times)5848.33%
Possessing an average Degree of Challenge (I did what was expected without stressing too much)75.83%
Not Challenging (I really didn’t have to work hard most of the time)00.00%
Not at all Challenging (I got by with little to no effort)00.00%

When asked about their overall impression of the faculty in their program, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Excellent9680.00%
Good2319.17%
Average10.83%
Poor00.00%
Very Poor00.00%

When asked how well the program prepared them for professional growth, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Excellent9075.00%
Good2924.17%
Average10.83%
Poor00.00%
Very Poor00.00%

When asked to rate their engagement with peers in their classes, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Excellent8873.33%
Good2924.17%
Average32.50%
Poor00.00%
Very Poor00.00%

Doctoral Completer Survey Data (N = 22)

When asked to describe the academic rigor of the courses in the School of Education, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Extremely Challenging (I had to work very hard in most of my courses)836.40%
Somewhat Challenging (I had to push myself at times)1045.50%
Possessing an average Degree of Challenge (I did what was expected without stressing too much)418.2%
Not Challenging (I really didn’t have to work hard most of the time)00.00%
Not at all Challenging (I got by with little to no effort)00.00%

When asked about their overall impression of the faculty in their program, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Excellent1672.70%
Good627.30%
Average00.00%
Poor00.00%
Very Poor00.00%

When asked how well the program prepared them for professional growth, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Excellent1568.20%
Good627.30%
Average14.50%
Poor00.00%
Very Poor00.00%

When asked to rate their engagement with peers in their classes, candidates responded:

Response(s)CountPercent
Excellent1466.70%
Good733.30%
Average00.00%
Poor00.00%
Very Poor00.00%