Graduate/Employer Survey Data

One year after completing, completers and graduates of our initial and advanced programs and their employers are invited to take a survey about how well they were prepared by our programs. The most recent results available are presented in the tables that follow.

Table of Contents

1. Initial Teaching Credential Program Completers – First Year Teachers

The Effectiveness of Teaching Credential Programs, as Evaluated by the Programs' First-Year Teachers While They Taught in Grades K-12

Evaluation Questions Answered by K-12
Teachers Who Finished Teaching Credential Programs the prior year:

2015

When you were
a K-12 teacher, how well prepared
were you to…

N

Exceptionally or Well Prepared

Somewhat or Not Prepared

Mean

SD

1

know and understand the subject matter content
I teach.

71

75%

25%

2.04

.75

2

teach your subject matter.

70

87%

13%

2.20

.65

3

handle a range of classroom management or discipline situations.

72

64%

36%

1.75

.87

4

plan effective lessons and instructional activities.

72

78%

22%

2.11

.68

5

use a variety of effective methods.

72

78%

22%

2.03

.73

6

meet the instructional needs of English learners.

72

76%

24%

2.04

.83

7

meet the instructional needs of students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

70

79%

21%

2.13

.78

8

meet the instructional needs of students with disabilities.

72

67%

33%

1.85

.88

9

communicate effectively with the parents or guardians of my students.

72

64%

36%

1.86

.86

10

be reflective about my teaching and improve my practice.

72

90%

10%

2.43

.71

11

support students whose learning is affected by outside circumstances.

72

63%

38%

1.86

.88

12

identify and use student’s interests to increase engagement in learning.

71

77%

23%

2.10

.78

13

assess students.

72

83%

17%

2.24

.80

14

use a variety of formative assessment methods to inform practices.

72

83%

17%

2.21

.82

15

anticipate, identify and address needs of students at different levels.

72

72%

28%

1.92

.83

16

develop social and emotional competencies in children.

72

64%

36%

1.94

.95

17

teach students to participate in collaborative conversations.

68

85%

15%

2.21

.72

18

differentiate instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

72

78%

22%

2.10

.81

19

build on students’ prior knowledge to extend skills and understanding.

72

88%

13%

2.26

.75

20

develop students’ understanding & use of academic language & vocabulary.

69

90%

10%

2.26

.72

21

teach students to use technology appropriately and responsibly.

65

77%

23%

2.12

.84

22

foster student creativity and innovation.

65

85%

15%

2.25

.79

23

provide students with an understanding of technology concepts.

65

77%

23%

2.02

.93

24

help students gather, evaluate & use information from a variety of sources.

63

76%

29%

2.00

.88

25

provide students with an understanding of technology concepts.

63

79%

24%

2.11

.95


2. Initial Teaching Credential Program Completers – Employment Supervisors of First Year Teachers

The Effectiveness of Teaching Credential Programs, as Evaluated by the Employment Supervisors of the Programs' First-Year Teachers

Evaluation Questions Answered by the K-12 Employment
Supervisors of Teaching Graduates of Credential Programs:

2015

Based on your
observations of and conferences with this teacher (who was named in the
evaluation), assess how well s/he was prepared to…

 

N

Exceptionally or Well Prepared

Somewhat or Not Prepared

Mean

SD

1

know and understand the subject matter content
she/he teaches.

61

95%

5%

2.44

.59

2

teach his/her subject matter.

61

93%

7%

2.41

.62

3

handle a range of classroom management or discipline situations.

61

69%

31%

1.92

.86

4

plan effective lessons and instructional activities.

61

90%

10%

2.38

.66

5

use a variety of instructional methods.

60

82%

18%

2.23

.74

6

meet the instructional needs of English learners.

59

73%

27%

1.98

.73

7

meet the instructional needs of students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

61

80%

20%

2.16

.73

8

meet the instructional needs of students with disabilities.

60

72%

28%

2.02

.77

9

communicate effectively with the parents or guardians of his/her students.

61

80%

20%

2.18

.87

10

reflective about his/her teaching and improve practice.

59

83%

17%

2.34

.80

11

support students whose learning is affected by outside circumstances.

60

82%

18%

2.15

.76

12

identify and use student’s interests to increase engagement in learning.

61

80%

20%

2.11

.71

13

assess students.

61

89%

11%

2.23

.64

14

use a variety of formative assessment methods to inform practices.

61

80%

20%

2.15

.73

15

anticipate, identify and address needs of students at different levels.

61

77%

23%

2.02

.70

16

develop social and emotional competencies in children.

61

80%

20%

2.13

.81

17

teach students to participate in collaborative conversations.

56

82%

18%

2.18

.72

18

differentiate instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

61

72%

28%

2.00

.75

19

build on students’ prior knowledge to extend skills and understanding.

61

87%

13%

2.23

.67

20

develop students’ understanding & use of academic language & vocabulary.

55

85%

15%

2.20

.68

21

teach students to use technology appropriately and responsibly.

53

81%

19%

2.25

.81

22

foster student creativity and innovation.

54

83%

17%

2.31

.75

23

provide students with an understanding of technology concepts.

52

83%

17%

2.23

.73

24

help students gather, evaluate & use information from a variety of sources.

49

82%

16%

2.16

.75

25

help students use digital media/environments to work collaboratively.

53

81%

25%

2.08

.85


3. Advanced Program Graduates – Teachers and Other School Personnel

The Effectiveness of Advanced Programs, as Evaluated by the Programs' Graduates One Year Out
Questions Related to the Graduates Knowledge, Skills, and Disposition
Rating Scale: 1-4 (Strongly Disagree = 1, Disagree = 2, Agree = 3, Strongly Agree = 4)

 

2016

Please reflect back on your learning experiences in the CSU Fullerton's Master's of Advanced Credential program that you completed, and rate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.
As a working professional...

N

Agree/Strongly Agree

Disagree/Strongly Disagree

Mean

SD

4.1

I am well prepared to collaborate with other professionals in school settings.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.83

0.44

4.2

I am well prepared to use technology to support teaching and learning, or as appropriate to my role in schools.

41

95.1%

4.9%

3.63

0.57

4.3

I am well prepared to make informed decisions about problems I face as a professional.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.71

0.51

4.4

I am well prepared to promote equity and diversity.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.78

0.47

4.5

I am well prepared to apply my understanding of professional and ethical standards in my work with colleagues, students, families, and.

41

100%

0.0%

3.78

0.41

4.6

I am well prepared with knowledge of the foundational research that informs my field of study.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.73

0.50

4.7

I am well prepared to successfully explain the key concepts in my field of study.

41

100%

0.0%

3.73

0.44

4.8

I am well prepared with knowledge about professional, state, and institutional content standards that guide my field of study.

41

95.1%

4.9%

3.61

0.58

4.9

I am well prepared to design and implement instruction for diverse learners.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.73

0.50

4.10

I am well prepared to design and implement assessments that are aligned with instructional goals and learner characteristics.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.68

0.52

4.11

I am well prepared to identify needed change.

41

100%

0.0%

3.73

0.44

4.12

I am well prepared to influence decision-making within my professional setting.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.59

0.54

4.13

I am well prepared to accept leadership roles.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.51

0.55

4.14

I am motivated to seek professional growth opportunities.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.66

0.61

4.15

I am a reflective and ethical practitioner.

41

100%

0.0%

3.85

0.35

4.16

I understand how policy shapes practice and impacts the context of student learning.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.73

0.50

4.17

I foster relationships among schools, families, and community to enhance student learning.

41

97.6%

2.4%

3.68

0.52


4. Advanced Program Graduates – Employers of Teachers and Other School Personnel

The Effectiveness of Advanced Programs, as Evaluated by the Employment Supervisors of Programs' Graduates One Year Out
Questions Related to the Graduates Knowledge, Skills, and Disposition
Rating Scale: 1-4 (Strongly Disagree = 1, Disagree = 2, Agree = 3, Strongly Agree = 4)

 

2016

Please reflect on the preparedness of this employee who recently graduated from CSU Fullerton, and rate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements.
As a working professional, my employee...

N

Agree/Strongly Agree

Disagree/Strongly Disagree

Mean

SD

4.1

is well prepared to collaborate with other professionals in school settings.

36

97.2%

2.8%

3.72

0.51

4.2

is well prepared to use technology to support teaching and learning, or as appropriate to his/her role in schools.

36

100%

0.0%

3.67

0.47

4.3

is well prepared to make informed decisions about problems he/she faces as a professional.

36

94.4%

5.6%

3.64

0.58

4.4

is well prepared to promote equity and diversity.

36

97.2%

2.8%

3.64

0.54

4.5

is well prepared to apply professional and ethical standards in work with colleagues, students, families, and.

36

94.4%

5.6%

3.67

0.58

4.6

is well prepared with knowledge of the foundational research that informs his/her field.

36

100%

0.0%

3.56

0.50

4.7

is well prepared to successfully explain the key concepts in his/her field.

36

100%

0.0%

3.53

0.50

4.8

is well prepared with knowledge about professional, state, and institutional content standards that guide his/her field.

36

97.2%

2.8%

3.53

0.55

4.9

is well prepared to design and implement instruction for diverse learners.

36

97.2%

2.8%

3.50

0.55

4.10

is well prepared to design and implement assessments that are aligned with instructional goals and learner characteristics.

36

100%

0.0%

3.56

0.50

4.11

is well prepared to identify needed change.

36

97.2%

2.8%

3.47

0.55

4.12

is well prepared to influence decision-making within his/her professional setting.

36

88.9%

11.1%

3.33

0.67

4.13

is well prepared to accept leadership roles.

36

86.1%

13.9%

3.36

0.71

4.14

is motivated to seek professional growth opportunities.

36

94.4%

5.6%

3.50

0.60

4.15

is a reflective and ethical practitioner.

36

97.2%

2.8%

3.56

0.55

4.16

understands how policy shapes practice and impacts the context of student learning.

36

94.4%

5.6%

3.33

0.58

4.17

fosters relationships among schools, families, and community to enhance student learning.

36

94.4%

5.6%

3.50

0.60


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