Accreditation and 2011-2012 Reports
The College of Education, Health and Society seeks accreditation from a variety of external organizations because such recognition provides added assurance to students and prospective employers that our degree programs meet the highest professional standards.
The accreditation process typically involves an extensive self-study, followed by an on-site visit by nationally known professionals, and then a decision by the accrediting body as to whether accreditation should be granted.
College of Education, Health and Society accreditations include:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE accreditation demonstrates that the performance of our teacher candidates has been thoroughly assessed before they are recommended for licensure and that our professional programs meet national standards.
Accreditation confirms that we have developed programs that prepare caring, competent, and transformative educators.
Miami programs accredited by NCATE through a review by their professional organizations include:
- Early Childhood Education
- Educational Leadership (principal, superintendent, curriculum and instruction)
- Integrated English Language Arts Education
- Foreign Language Education
- Health Education
- Mathematics Education
- Middle Childhood Education
- Physical Education
- School Psychology
- Integrated Science Education
- Integrated Social Studies Education
- Intervention Specialist Education
The following programs are accredited by their respective professional organizations:
- Art Education Program, National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
- Music Education Program, National Association of Schools of Music
- Speech Pathology and Audiology Program, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The state of 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. 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.
The Board of Regents worked with the Ohio Department of Education and higher education institutions to collect data on the following identified preparation metrics for the 2011-2012 report:
•Licensure Test Scores
•Value-added Data (EVAAS)
•Candidate Academic Measures
•Pre-Service Teacher Candidate Survey Results
•Resident Educator Persistence Data
•Excellence & Innovation Initiatives
Please click here to see Miami’s report for 2012.
Dispositions are defined as the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. The College of Education, Health and Society has developed a dispositions process that all EHS licensure candidates are held accountable to during their studies at Miami.
Praxis tests are required for teacher licensure in Ohio.
Praxis 1 consists of three basic skills tests in reading, writing, and math. The Department of Teacher Education’s licensure programs and those in the art education and music education areas require Praxis 1, but any student who has an ACT of 21 or higher or an ACT (math plus verbal) of 980 or higher is exempt. The Ohio minimum scores are reading, 173; writing, 172; and math, 172. Licensure programs in the Departments of Kinesiology and Health and Educational Psychology do not require Praxis 1.
Praxis II consists of tests of content and pedagogical knowledge and is required of all educator candidates seeking licensure in Ohio. In early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent, and foreign language education, you must pass your content knowledge tests before student teaching. Students in special education may take Praxis II before or during student teaching if they student teach spring semester. The Department of Kinesiology and Health recommends that students take Praxis II before student teaching. Students in music education and art education may student teach before taking the Praxis II test.
Talk with your faculty advisor about the content test for your subject area. He or she may be able to give you insight into the content test. Study guides may be available in your department and are available in bookstores, and online.
Workshops are offered each year by Miami to help students prepare for the pedagogical test. That test is called the Principles of Learning and Teaching.
For information about test codes, minimum scores, test preparation, registering for Praxis tests, etc., please visit: http://www.ets.org
Praxis II Licensure Data 2011-2012
|Test Codes||Test Name||# of Examinees||Pass Rates||Qualifying Score|
|14||Elementary Ed: Content Knowledge (Session 1 Only)||31||100.00%||143|
|21||Education of Young Children||142||99.20%||166|
|41||Eng Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge||59||96.60%||167|
|49||Middle School English Language Arts||44||84.00%||156|
|61||Mathematics: Content Knowledge||39||87.10%||139|
|69||Middle School Mathematics||60||93.30%||143|
|81||Social Studies: Content Knowledge||38||92.10%||157|
|89||Middle School: Social Studies||41||87.80%||151|
|91||Physical Ed: Content Knowledge||14||85.70%||153|
|113||Music Content Knowledge||24||100.00%||154|
|134||Art Content Knowledge||19||94.70%||158|
|235||Biology Content Knowledge||19||100.00%||148|
|245||Chemistry Content Knowledge||12||83.30%||152|
|354||Special Education Core Knowledge & Applications||79||97.40%||151|
|411||Ed Leadership Admin and Supervision||26||92.30%||149|
|439||Middle School Science||29||100.00%||144|
|521||Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood||125||98.40%||157|
|522||Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6||19||84.20%||160|
|523||Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5-9||76||98.60%||160|
|524||Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12||180||96.10%||157|
|571||Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge||18||88.80%||151|
|5014||Elementary Education: Content Knowledge||9||100.00%||143|
|624||Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12||6||100.00%||157|
|5354||Special Education Core Knowledge & Applications||9||100.00%||151|
|710||Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading||16||87.50%||173|
|720||Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing||18||88.80%||172|
|730||Pre-Professional Skills Test: Math||16||93.75%||172|
|5710||Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading||57||77.10%||173|
|5720||Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing||57||73.60%||172|
|5730||Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Math||54||81.40%||172|
Licensure questions should be directed to:
Kathy Salmon: 513-529-6421