The Teacher Education Program at Alderson Broaddus University is committed to the training and development of competent beginning teachers who have demonstrated ability as informed, thoughtful and sensitive educators.
Our program regularly gathers and analyzes data from teacher candidates, recent graduates and cooperating faculty in order to evaluate program efficacy. Data is collected from a variety of sources. Among the sources of data used to make program decisions the faculty of the Teacher Education Program carefully review the performance of candidates in academic achievement, national examinations, and candidate performance in clinical settings by college faculty and cooperating teachers.
Candidate Performance on National Examinations: Principles of Learning and Teaching
|Year||Program Completers||PLT Pass Rate||WV Passing Score - PLT||AB Completer Mean Score - PLT||WV Mean - PLT|
AB teacher education candidates demonstrate a high level of success on the Principles of Learning and Teaching examination. The mean score of AB candidates is equal to or exceeds the State of West Virginia mean score.
Candidate Performance in National Content Examination – PRAXIS II Scores
|Year||Program Completers||Content PRAXIS Pass Rate||GPA|
AB teacher education candidates demonstrate a high level of success in their content knowledge as measured by national tests and GPA.
Candidate Performance in Supervised Clinical Experiences
|Year||# of Ratings||Cooperating Teachers||College Faculty||Mean|
Scale: 1 = Unacceptable; 2 = Weak; 3 = Satisfactory; 4 = Strong; 5 = Exemplary
AB teacher education candidates perform at the strong to exemplary level in clinical experiences.
Program Completers and Recommendation for Initial Licensure
|Year||Teacher Candidate||Program Completers||Program Completion Rate||Recommendation for Initial Licensure||Program Completer Recommendation Rate|
AB teacher education candidates demonstrate a high rate of program completion, as well as a high rate of recommendation for initial licensure.