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:

2014

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.

49

84%

16%

2.12

.78

2

manage student behavior and discipline.

49

63%

37%

1.88

.88

3

plan effective lessons and instructional activities.

49

90%

10%

2.33

.77

4

use a variety of effective instructional
strategies to enhance learning.

48

88%

13%

2.31

.80

5

meet the instructional needs of English
learners.

47

89%

11%

2.36

.74

6

meet the instructional needs of students from
diverse cultural backgrounds.

49

86%

14%

2.35

.78

7

meet the instructional needs of students with
disabilities.

47

77%

23%

2.00

.75

8

communicate effectively with the parents or guardians
of my students.

49

65%

35%

1.80

.93

9

be reflective about my teaching and improve
my practice.

47

85%

15%

2.32

.84

10

support students whose learning is affected by
outside circumstances.

48

67%

33%

1.81

.94

11

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

48

90%

10%

2.31

.78

12

use a variety of formative assessment methods
to inform practices.

47

89%

11%

2.30

.66

13

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

48

77%

23%

2.04

.82

14

develop social and emotional competencies in
children.

48

79%

21%

2.10

.93

15

teach students to participate in collaborative
conversations.

46

78%

22%

2.07

.88

16

differentiate instruction to meet the learning needs of
all students.

47

81%

19%

2.28

.83

17

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

47

85%

15%

2.30

.83

18

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

46

78%

22%

2.07

.88

19

teach students to use technology appropriately
and responsibly.

44

75%

25%

2.11

.89

20

foster student creativity and innovation.

45

80%

20%

2.20

.92

21

provide students with an understanding of
technology concepts.

44

64%

36%

1.84

.96

22

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

44

70%

30%

1.98

.98

23

help students use digital media/environments to
work collaboratively.

43

70%

30%

2.02

.96


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:

2014

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.

33

88%

12%

2.36

.70

2

manage student behavior and discipline.

33

76%

24%

1.97

.85

3

plan effective lessons and instructional
activities.

33

85%

15%

2.33

.74

4

use a variety of effective instructional
strategies to enhance learning.

33

79%

21%

2.18

.77

5

meet the instructional needs of English
learners.

30

63%

37%

1.87

.86

6

meet the instructional needs of students from
diverse cultural backgrounds.

33

76%

24%

2.09

.77

7

meet the instructional needs of students with
disabilities.

32

66%

34%

1.91

.78

8

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

33

73%

27%

2.03

.77

9

reflective about his/her teaching and improve
practice.

32

88%

13%

2.22

.75

10

support students whose learning is affected by
outside circumstances.

32

72%

28%

2.00

.84

11

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

33

88%

12%

2.27

.67

12

use a variety of formative assessment methods
to inform practices.

33

73%

27%

2.03

.77

13

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

32

66%

34%

1.84

.81

14

develop social and emotional competencies in
children.

33

76%

24%

2.12

.78

15

teach students to participate in collaborative
conversations.

32

81%

19%

2.03

.74

16

differentiate instruction to meet the learning needs of
all students.

33

82%

18%

2.03

.81

17

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

33

76%

24%

2.09

.77

18

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

33

73%

27%

1.91

.77

19

teach students to use technology appropriately
and responsibly.

31

81%

19%

2.06

.68

20

foster student creativity and innovation.

32

84%

16%

2.06

.72

21

provide students with an understanding of
technology concepts.

28

68%

32%

1.93

.86

22

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

29

69%

31%

1.93

.75

23

help students use digital media/environments to
work collaboratively.

29

76%

24%

2.00

.80


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)

 

2013

2014

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

N

Agree/

Strongly Agree

Disagree/

Strongly Disagree

Mean

SD

4.1

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

57

98.2%

1.8%

3.70

0.49

85

98.8%

1.2%

3.65

0.50

4.2

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

57

96.5%

3.5%

3.56

0.56

85

81.2%

18.8%

3.22

0.74

4.3

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

57

98.2%

1.8%

3.53

0.53

85

96.5%

3.5%

3.41

0.56

4.4

I am well prepared to promote equity and diversity.

57

100%

0.0%

3.68

0.46

85

98.8%

1.2%

3.62

0.51

4.5

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

57

100%

0.0%

3.74

0.44

85

98.8%

1.2%

3.62

0.51

4.6

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

57

100%

0.0%

3.58

0.49

85

97.6%

2.4%

3.47

0.54

4.7

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

57

96.5%

3.5%

3.53

0.57

85

97.6%

2.4%

3.46

0.54

4.8

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

57

98.2%

1.8%

3.44

0.53

85

84.7%

15.3%

3.18

0.67

4.9

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

57

96.5%

3.5%

3.67

0.54

85

91.8%

8.2%

3.44

0.64

4.10

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

57

94.7%

5.3%

3.54

0.59

85

97.6%

2.4%

3.47

0.54

4.11

I am well prepared to identify needed change.

57

100%

0.0%

3.65

0.48

85

96.5%

3.5%

3.47

0.57

4.12

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

57

96.5%

3.5%

3.47

0.57

85

95.3%

4.7%

3.39

0.58

4.13

I am well prepared to accept leadership roles.

57

93.0%

7.0%

3.49

0.68

85

91.8%

8.2%

3.39

0.63

4.14

I am motivated to seek professional growth opportunities.

57

94.7%

5.3%

3.68

0.57

85

96.5%

3.5%

3.73

0.52

4.15

I am a reflective and ethical practitioner.

57

100%

0.0%

3.79

0.41

85

100%

0.0%

3.74

0.44

4.16

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

57

96.5%

3.5%

3.49

0.57

85

95.3%

4.7%

3.46

0.59

4.17

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

57

94.7%

5.3%

3.58

0.59

85

95.3%

4.7%

3.53

0.59


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)

 

2013

2014

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

N

Agree/

Strongly Agree

Disagree/

Strongly Disagree

Mean

SD

4.1

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

35

91.4%

8.6%

3.57

0.65

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.63

0.62

4.2

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

35

91.4%

8.6%

3.60

0.64

63

93.7%

6.3%

3.51

0.66

4.3

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

35

88.6%

11.4%

3.49

0.77

63

90.5%

9.5%

3.57

0.66

4.4

is well prepared to
promote equity and diversity.

35

94.3%

5.7%

3.66

0.58

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.56

0.68

4.5

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

35

91.4%

8.6%

3.57

0.80

63

93.7%

6.3%

3.60

0.61

4.6

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

35

91.4%

8.6%

3.43

0.65

63

90.5%

9.5%

3.44

0.66

4.7

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

35

91.4%

8.6%

3.57

0.65

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.48

0.64

4.8

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

35

100%

0.0%

3.49

0.50

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.43

0.68

4.9

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

35

82.9%

17.1%

3.29

0.88

63

87.3%

12.7%

3.40

0.75

4.10

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

35

88.6%

11.4%

3.46

0.84

63

88.9%

11.1%

3.41

0.68

4.11

is well prepared to
identify needed change.

35

80.0%

20.0%

3.34

0.86

63

87.3%

12.7%

3.33

0.73

4.12

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

35

85.7%

14.3%

3.29

0.78

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.38

0.68

4.13

is well prepared to
accept leadership roles.

35

82.9%

17.1%

3.20

0.86

63

84.1%

15.9%

3.33

0.78

4.14

is motivated to seek
professional growth opportunities.

35

94.3%

5.7%

3.43

0.69

63

90.5%

9.5%

3.56

0.71

4.15

is a reflective and
ethical practitioner.

35

91.4%

8.6%

3.51

0.73

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.63

0.62

4.16

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

35

88.6%

11.4%

3.31

0.67

63

88.9%

11.1%

3.32

0.66

4.17

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

35

88.6%

11.4%

3.34

0.75

63

92.1%

7.9%

3.56

0.68


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