Teacher Education Candidate Performance

As expected of a program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the UNL Teacher Education programs provide the evidence of student achievement:

Average ACT Composite score

Graduates of the UNL teacher education programs had the following average ACT Composite Score at the time of their admission to the university:

Graduation YearACT
2015-2016 23.5
2012-2013 24.2
2011-2012 24
2010-2011 24
 

High School Rank of Completers

2015-2106
21% were in the top 10% of their graduating class
42% were in the top 20% of their graduating class
60% were in the top 30% of their graduating class
 

High School Class Rank

Students enrolled in the UNL teacher education programs had the following high school class rank:

Fall 2016
21% were in the top 10% of their graduating class
39% were in the top 20% of their graduating class
57% were in the top 30% of their graduating class
Fall 2015
21% were in the top 10% of their graduating class
40% were in the top 20% of their graduating class
59% were in the top 30% of their graduating class

 

Fall 2013
22% were in the top 10% of their graduating class
43% were in the top 20% of their graduating class
59% were in the top 30% of their graduating class
Fall 2012
23% were in the top 10% of their graduating class
45% were in the top 20% of their graduating class
62% were in the top 30% of their graduating class

Undergraduate Grade Point Average

The cumulative Grade Point Average for graduates of the UNL teacher education programs was:

Graduation YearGPA
2015-2016 3.57
2014-2015 3.59
2012-2013 3.57
2011-2012 3.57
2010-2011 3.57
2009-2010 3.55
2008-2009 3.51
 

Average Years to the Bachelor’s Degree

The average number of years-to-completion that graduates of the UNL teacher education programs required to complete their Bachelor’s Degree was:

Graduation YearYears
2015-2016 4.30
2014-2015 4.25
2012-2013 4.22
2011-2012 4.28
2010-2011 4.38
2009-2010 4.38
2008-2009 4.56
 

Performance on the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Test

In 2015-2016, 100% of UNL teacher education students earned a passing score on the PPST; All graduates of the program met the basic skills requirement before completing the program. All graduates of the program met the basic skills requirement before completing the program.

Employer ratings

Principals of first year teachers who graduated from the UNL teacher education programs complete surveys to describe the quality of the teachers’ preparation. An overwhelming majority of the principals agreed or strongly agreed that the program graduates were well-prepared to teach in their content area:

Graduation Year% of Principals who agreed or strongly agreed
2014-2015 95%
2013-2014 97%
2011-2012 90%
2010-2011 90%
2009-2010 95%