Assessment and Accreditation

Central State University’s College of Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from 2019-2026. The following programs were included in the 2019 CAEP review.
Early Childhood Education
Intervention Specialist Education
Middle Childhood Education
Integrated Social Studies, Math, Language Arts (grades 7-12)
Life Science, Physical Science (grades 7-12)
Music Education (grades PK-12)
Since the 2019 CAEP Review, the College of Education has expanded Education Preparation Programs by adding Agricultural Education and Physical Education. 
All teacher preparation programs offered at Central State University are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Central State University ODHE Approved Programs

CAEP Accountability Measures
Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness R4.1
Measure 1.1: State Resident Educator Program  

AY 2021-2022 – Ohio Resident Educator Data for Measure 1 is not yet available.  The EPP will review and share Ohio Resident Educator Data for 2021-2022 when the Ohio Department of Higher Education releases the new report in Spring 2023.

Measure 1.2: Employer Survey
Graduate employers are surveyed annually to rate their Impact and Effectiveness in the classroom.  


Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement

Measure 2.1: MOUs with P-12 Partners

Measure 2.2: Stakeholder Program Evaluation Survey

The stakeholder program evaluation survey is completed by cooperating teachers who mentor student teachers and work directly with the Education Preparation Program. 

Measure 2.3: P-12 Partner Engagement 

Central State provides an opportunity for P-12 partners to present to EPP candidates on campus to discuss opportunities, explore career opportunities and recruit candidates for open positions. Data is not currently available for 2020-2021. This instrument was piloted in 2021-2022 and will be validated for AY 2022-2023.

AY 2021–2022 P-12 Partner Presentations
Presentations 6*
Number of Participants 156
* Presenters include Centerville City Schools, Winton Woods City Schools, Dayton Public Schools, Columbus City Schools, Buckeye Middle School, and New Heights Charter School.  

Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Completion: R 3.3 and RA3.4. 

Measure 3.1: OAE TEST Results

Measure 3.2: Course Key Assessments
AY 2020-2021 – Data not available due to transition to online programs, shift to virtual courses, and a change in Learning Management System.
AY 2021-2022

Measure 3.3: Admission to the Educator Preparation Program


Measure 4: Ability of completers to be hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared 

Measure 4.1: Graduate Satisfaction Surveys
AY 2020-2021
Data is not currently available for 2020-2021. This instrument was piloted in 2021-2022 and will be validated for AY 2022-2023.

Measure 4.2: Completer Employment Data

All program completers are surveyed annually to update their employment status.