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Evidence of Teacher Quality

This page includes evidence of our Ohio University teacher candidates. These data represent both external sources of data (data collected by an outside source on our teacher candidates) as well as internal sources of data (data that we have collected on our teacher candidates).

External Sources of Data

Internal Sources of Data

External Sources of Data


2013 Ohio Board of regents Educator Preparation "Institutional" Performance Report

Ohio recognizes that high-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. To improve the quality of preparation programs in Ohio, H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly directed the Chancellor of the Board of Regents to develop a system for evaluating Ohio’s educator preparation programs and holding institutions of higher education accountable for their graduates’ success. Data included in this report include: (a) overall licensure pass rates, (b) value-added data for Ohio University-prepared teachers and principals, (c) teacher candidate academic measures, (d) field and clinical experience data, (e) pre-service teacher candidate survey data, (f) resident educators' reflections on their educator preparation program data, (g) accreditation information, (h) teacher residency data and (i) excellence and innovation initiatives at Ohio University. H.B. 290 of the 128th General Assembly provided for the sharing of data between the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education to link the performance of educators to the institutions that prepared them.

Click HERE for the Institutional Data

Eduventures Alumni Pulse Survey

As a member of Eduventures’ Schools of Education Learning Collaborative (SOE-LC), OU’s Patton College elected to participate in a survey of its recent graduates. Moving forward, Eduventures will conduct a bi-annual alumni survey each spring of alumni from the schools in its SOE-LC with core teaching competency questions mapped to INTASC standards and core administrator competency questions mapped to ISLLC standards.

Click HERE for the results from the Alumni Pulse Survey.

Survey of OU Patton College Employers

The Patton College of Education has sought to collect meaningful feedback about its graduates’ preparation from their employers. Through careful collaboration and the use of a pilot group, Eduventures and The Patton College of Education were able to design and launch a comprehensive survey.

Click HERE to view the Eduventures Employer Survey.

Praxis II Licensure Data

The Ohio Assessments for Educators are administered by Pearson and must be passed for teacher candidates, principal candidates, and school counselors to be licensed in the State of Ohio. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation requires that programs maintain an 80% minimum pass rate. Our overall pass rate in 2013-2014 was an 87%. It is important to note that due to statewide issues with several of the tests, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents are recalibrating those tests to better align to Ohio standards. 

Praxis Scores


Internal Sources of Data


GPA Requirements

In the fall, 2013, the Unit for the Preparation of Education Professionals (UPEP) voted to increase the minimum GPA required for admission to teacher education from a 2.75 to a 3.0. This requirement went into effect in the 2014-2015 undergraduate catalog with the first cohort of candidates entering Professional Education in fal, 2015.

  • 3.0- Minimum undergraduate GPA required for admission into professional education in academic year 2014-15.
  • 3.5- Mean high school GPA of students admitted in Fall 2014
  • 3.4- Mean GPA of individuals admitted into professional education in academic year 2014-15
  • 3.5- Mean GPA of individuals completing the program in academic year 2014-15 (Bachelors)
  • 3.8- Mean GPA of individuals completing the program in academic year 2014-15 (Masters)


The Patton College Academic Dashboard

Other important facts about The Patton College and our candidates, including retention and graduation rates, average ACT scores, student-faculty ratio, as well as other items, can be found by clicking HERE to view the complete Dashboard.

Use links at right to access NCATE materials.

If you have questions about NCATE or the accreditation process, contact Director of Assessment & Academic Improvement Wendy Adams.

To learn more about The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education 's other accrediting bodies, visit the Office of Assessment & Academic Improvement.

Testimonials & Student Success Stories

To view our testimonials page, click HERE.

To view our student success stories, click HERE.

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