Academic Year 2018-2019 General Profile

Academic Programs

All school-based professional preparation programs offered at Shippensburg University are housed within or coordinated through the College of Education & Human Services. All programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), nationally recognized by their content specific Specialized Professional Associations (SPA’s) and other nationally recognized accreditors such as CACREP, and all are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is the nationally recognized and approved overarching accreditor for school-based professionals and includes teachers, school counselors, reading specialists, special educators, principals, and superintendents. Shippensburg University is a charter member of NCATE and has been continuously accredited by NCATE since 1954.

Being an accredited institution recognizes Shippensburg University as an educational institution that meets or exceeds state and national standards.  This accreditation involves a regular process of alignment with state teacher education program standards and compliance with all aspects of appropriate Pennsylvania state law and code.

NCATE focuses on establishing high-quality preparation for teachers and other professionals. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all PK-12 students.

Shippensburg University recognizes that the accreditation process is an important time for self-study and reflection. The accreditation process allows us to continually reflect and implement changes in order to better prepare teacher candidates and other school professionals to impact PK-12 student learning.

The chart below lists the name of each program, the corresponding certification level (initial or advanced), the academic degree awarded, and the name of the Specialized Professional Association (SPA).

Program Name

Certification
Level
I = initial
A - advanced

Degree

Nationally Recognized by Specialized Professional Association

Early Childhood Education

I

Baccalaureate

NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children

Middle-Level Education (grades 4-8)

I

Baccalaureate

AMLE: Association for Middle-Level Education

Art Education (K-12)

I

Baccalaureate

 

English (grades 7-12)

I

Baccalaureate

NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English

Spanish & French Education (K-12)

I

Baccalaureate

ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Mathematics (grades 7-12)

I

Baccalaureate

NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Science (grades 7-12)

I

Baccalaureate

NSTA: National Science Teachers Association

Social Studies (grades 7-12)

I

Baccalaureate

NCSS: National Council for Social Studies

Curriculum & Instruction

A

Master's

 

Early Childhood Education – Graduate Curriculum & Instruction

A

Master's

NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children

Counselor Education

A

Master's

CACREP: Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Educational Leadership-Building Level

A

Master's

ELCC: Educational Leadership Constituent Council

Educational Leadership-District Level

A

Post-Master's

ELCC: Educational Leadership Constituent Council

Reading Specialist

A

Master’s

ILA: International Literacy Association

 

Initial Certification Program Completer Undergraduate & Post Bac (Academic Year 2018-2019)

Initial Certification Program Completer UG & PB AY 18-19

Initial Certification Program

Degree Completions AY 18-19

Art Secondary Education

3

Biology Secondary Education

2

Curriculum & Instruction Early Child Ed w Cert Opt C (PB)

2

Earth Science Secondary Education

1

ECH Elem: Pre-K - 4

40

English Secondary Education

7

French Secondary Education

1

History/Social Studies Secondary Education

7

Mathematics Secondary Education

6

Mid Level/Elementary: Gr 4 - 8

12

Math

2

Math and Language Arts

2

Math and Science

4

Math and Social Studies

1

Science and Language Arts

1

Science and Social Studies

1

Social Studies

1

Spanish Secondary Education

1

Special Ed & ECH Ed

30

Special Ed/Comp Sp Ed Conc (PB)

1

STEM Education (PB)

10

Biology Secondary Education

2

Earth Space Science Secondary Education

1

BCIT Secondary Education

6

Physics Secondary Education

1

Grand Total

123

 

Academic Year

Institutional  Pass Rate based on Pennsylvania Cut Scores

ETS and Pearson Tests

Pennsylvania State Pass Rate based on Cut Scores

2018-2019

75%

70%

2017-2018

71%

74%

2016-2017

73%

79%

2015-2016

72%

78%

 

PLEASE NOTE:In 2010 the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) began using a sliding-scale system that allows candidates to score slightly lower than the State cut scores on the certification tests and utilize a higher grade point average to satisfy PDE requirements.  The Title II Report does not reflect the GPA Qualifying pass rates. 

- Teacher Education Title II Report AY 18-19

- Teacher Education Title II Summary Report AY 18-19

- Completer Pass Rates including PDE GPA Qualifiers AY 18-19