Albion's Education Program is approved by the Michigan Department of Education and was accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) based on the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Quality Principles in November 2016.
The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs and holds accredited institutions accountable for providing evidence of meeting these standards.
CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. The data below measures how Albion’s Education Program prepares our students for success in their careers as educators.
Albion is required to submit an annual report and publicly share data on our Education Program as part of our accreditation through CAEP. CAEP uses several measures to assess the efficacy of our program. We encourage you to look through our data and analyses in each of the sections below.
CAEP tracks eight measures annually. The first two are related to the teaching impact and effectiveness of our alumni. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) prepares and releases information about our alumni effectiveness yearly. For those that have one year of experience, the Albion Teacher Education Program (TEP) alumni were rated 100% effective. These ratings are based on the performance of their students in state-wide testing and the observations of their school administrators.
CAEP tracks eight measures annually. The first two are related to the teaching effectiveness of our alumni. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) prepares and releases information about our alumni effectiveness yearly. For those that have one year of experience, the Albion Teacher Education Program (TEP) alumni were rated 100% effective. These ratings are based on the performance of their students in state-wide testing and the observations their school administrators. This means the teacher effectiveness ratings are also an indicator of employer satisfaction (third CAEP measure). However, the Albion TEP is also working with the MDE and other educator preparation institutions across the state to put in place a direct measure of employer satisfaction measure.
Albion College is working with the Michigan Department of Education and other EPP's across the state to put in place an employer satisfaction measure. That should be ready in the 2021-2022 academic year.
The MDE conducts a program satisfaction survey of all program completers (fourth CAEP measure). Albion TEP received a satisfaction rating of 93.4 (out of 100) as shown in the Michigan Department of Education Educator Preparation Score Reports below.
Graduation and retention rates are the fifth CAEP measure and are available on the College website. The TEP is a concentration for students, all students must complete an academic major that fulfills the MDE licensure requirements with at least a “B” average.
To receive state certification requirements (CAEP measure six) students must pass a Michigan Test of Teacher Competency; from August 2016 to July 2019 Albion's TEP cumulative MTTC pass rate was 86.6%.
Albion College TEP completers are sought after by Michigan school districts (CAEP measure seven). One hundred percent of last year’s graduates are employed either in a full-time position or long-term substitute position. Albion College student loan default rates (CAEP measure eight) “is only 3.5%, which is much lower than the national average of 10%.” Find out more about affordability on the Financial Aid Office website.