CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Accreditation Information

The UM Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) are fully accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education and the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through Autumn 2022. Our next accreditation review and site visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) will be in Spring 2022. UM's education programs have been nationally accredited continuously since 1954. 

Program Impact and Outcome Measures (CAEP Standard 4)

The Montana Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Statewide Protocol for Continuous Improvement is a 3-year cycle of data collection designed to support EPP continuous program improvement and meet ARM 10.58.314 through analyses of employer satisfaction and completer impact, performance, and perception of program relevance.
  • Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

In 2021, the college completed a case study of recent program completers as part of a three-year review cycle. Click CASE STUDY for more information. The Employer and Completer survey linked below address our program's impact.
  • Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

As part of a three-year cycle, the program conducted a case study of recent completers. Click CASE STUDY for more information. The Employer and Completer survey linked below also address indicators of teaching effectiveness.
  • Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

Employer Survey in progress for 20-21 (Initial and Advanced Programs)
  • Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements and ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared

The average Praxis® score, between 2018-21 exceeded Montana's passing scores for every educator preparation content area program offered by the College of Education. This includes:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education (undergraduate)
  • Elementary Education (graduate)
  • Secondary Education (undergraduate) – Art, Biology, Broadfield Science, Broadfield Social Studies, English, French, Geography, German, Health & Human Performance, History, Latin, Math, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre
  • Secondary Education (graduate) – Art, Biology, Broadfield Science, Chemistry Earth Science, Broadfield Social Studies, English, Health & Human Performance, History, Math, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre
  • Student Loan Default Rates and Related Consumer Information

University of Montana's Three-Year Cohort Default Rates

Fiscal Year

2017

2018

2019

Default Rate %

11.0

11.0

10.2

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics