Educator Preparation Accreditation
Each year, the Tennessee State Board of Education releases the Tennessee’s Educator Preparation Report Card designed to provide to the public at large information about teacher and school leader preparation in our State. The metrics from MTSU’s Report Card include each of the impact measures below used by MTSU’s College of Education to identify strengths and areas for improvement for our preparation programs.
Teachers in Tennessee are evaluated through TEAM classroom observations and student scores using the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System (TVAAS). Teachers also receive level of effectiveness scores (LOE). The LOE score includes all components of the Tennessee teachers’ annual evaluation, which includes TEAM observation scores and TVAAS scores. A level 3 on a scale of 1-5 is considered “at expectations” on all three of these measures.
Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement
Information about MTSU's teacher candidates and their resulting employment in Tennessee public schools in their first year after graduation and for the following two consecutive years is collected and reported through the Report Card.
Employer feedback about our completers has been gathered through MTSU led focus groups, interviews, and surveys.
Outcomes measures are those measures used to help us know more about how our program completers fair as they complete their programs and enter the workforce. These data come from a variety of sources and provide important details about our graduates.
Candidate Competency at Completion
In order for an individual to acquire a teaching license in Tennessee, many requirements must be met. All candidates must pass a series of assessments. The specific assessments measured through the Report Card are the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam and the Praxis Subject Assessments, specific for each endorsement area. The edTPA, a performance assessment completed during the final residency semester, also is required for licensure.
Title II also provides evidence of performance on qualifying exams (i.e., Praxis).
Summary of All Traditional Preparation Programs
Summary of All Alternative Preparation Programs (Job-Embedded)
MTSU’s average score on the edTPA, a performance assessment required for licensure, for the past three academic years has well surpassed the state required score of 40.
Academic year 20-21 average score 45.00
Academic year 19-20 average score 45.65
Academic year 18-19 average score 45.82
Academic year 17-18 average score 46.19
State licensure requirements also include an admission to teacher education assessment. The Report Card includes data about candidates who scored at or above the required score on the admission to teacher education qualifying assessments.
Ability of Completers to be Hired
Completers of MTSU’s educator preparation programs are hired for teaching positions in the endorsement areas for which they have been prepared. MTSU’s EPP Report Card provides data about employment in Tennessee’s public schools.
Primary and State Recognized Partnerships
In accordance with Tennessee Educator Preparation Policy 5.504 EPPs are required to develop formalized partnership agreements with their district partners. These partnership agreements detail how they will collaborate to ensure that candidates meet the district needs (demographic and skill-specific) and how educator and instructional leader candidates will participate in high-quality clinical experiences.
State-Recognized Partnership Agreements
Establishes the roles and responsibilities of EPP faculty and district staff regarding the delivery of candidate support and evaluation.
- Anderson County Schools SRPA
- Bedford County Schools SRPA
- Cannon County Schools SRPA
- Coffee County Schools SRPA
- Franklin County Schools SRPA
- Franklin Special Schools ALSS SRPA
- Franklin Special Schools SRPA
- Hamilton County ALSS SRPA
- Lawrence County Schools ILL SRPA
- Lawrence County Schools SRPA
- Lebanon Special Schools ALSS SRPA
- Lincoln County Schools SRPA
- Marshall County Schools SRPA
- Marshall County Schools ILL SRPA
- Maury County Schools SRPA
- Metro Nashville Public Schools SRPA
- Murfreesboro City Schools SRPA
- Murfreesboro City Schools ILL SRPA
- Rutherford County Schools ALSS SRPA
- Sumner County Schools SRPA
- Tullahoma City Schools SRPA
- Warren County Schools SRPA
- Williamson County Schools SRPA
- Wilson County Schools ALSS SRPA
- Wilson County Schools SRPA