Skip to Main Content
College of Education and Human Services

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

oneColumn

The Teacher Education Unit at the University of North Florida is accredited by: 

The University of North Florida has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement. UNF is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2025. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation.

CAEP accreditation program logo

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

1140 19th St NW, #400

Washington, DC 22036

(202) 223-0077

  • Completer Impact and Effectiveness

    #1 - Completer Impact and Effectiveness

    Completer Impact and Effectiveness is based on Completer VAM, or value-added model. VAM scores are calculated using P-12 student performance on statewide tests in ELA and/or Math to determine contribution to learning growth. A P-12 student’s expected score is based on the student’s prior test score history and measured characteristics, as well as how other students in the state actually performed on the assessment. Completers who are responsible for instruction in ELA, Math, or both (Combined), in the state tested grade levels, receive the following VAM ratings: highly effective, effective, needs improvement, or unsatisfactory.

    The table below shows Completer VAM ratings by program and the number of P-12 students for that Completer, meeting satisfactory progress in ELA and Math content on the statewide assessment.


    Completer VAM ratings by Program
    Program Content Area # Highly Effective Completers # Effective Completers # Needs Improvement Completers # Unsatisfactory Completers # P-12 Students Met Not Met Total
    Elementary/ ESOL ELA 1 9 1 1 225 235 460
    Elementary/ ESOL Math 0 4 1 4 136 251 387
    Elementary/ ESOL Combined 0 3 0 0 37 51 88
    Middle Grades Math/Science Math 0 2 0 0 87 57 144
    Exceptional Education  ELA 0 3 0 1 51 74 125
    Exceptional Education  Math 0 2 1 1 30 51 81
    Exceptional Education  Combined  0 1 0 0 7 8 15
    English/ESOL ELA 0 2 0 1 115 179 294

    The following programs did not have enough Completers to receive VAM scores: Mathematics 6-12, Hearing Impaired K-12.

  • Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement

    #2 - Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement

    UNF teacher preparation provides an annual employer survey to principals/employers of graduates in their first or second year of employment. Employer survey items align with the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) and InTASC standards to gauge perceptions of preparedness of graduates for the responsibilities required of a professionally certified teacher.

    Employer Satisfaction Survey Results – 2021

    *Employer Response: Surveys Sent = 67, Surveys Returned = 23 (34%)

    Description: Employers of UNF Graduates were asked to what degree the employed UNF Graduate was able to perform in the following areas:

    Satisfaction of Employers of UNF Graduates

    Standards FEAP Description Not Applicable Very Unprepared  Somewhat Unprepared Neither      Prepared nor Unprepared  Somewhat Prepared  Very Prepared  Total 
    FEAPs 1, InTASC 1, 2, 7 Plan instruction 0% 0% 5% 5% 19% 71%      21
    FEAPs 2, InTASC 3 Design effective classroom environments 0% 0% 5% 5% 14% 76% 21
    FEAPs 2b, InTASC 3 Maintain effective classroom management 0% 0% 5% 9% 24% 62% 21
    FEAP 3, InTASC 4,5 Deliver engaging lessons that respond to learners' needs  0% 0% 5% 9% 19% 67% 21
    FEAPs 3h, InTASC 4, 5 Modify and differentiate instruction for diverse learners' needs  0% 5% 5% 9% 24% 57% 21
    FEAPs 1, 3, 6, InTASC 4, 9  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the FLorida Standards to guide instruction 0% 0% 0% 5% 24% 71% 21
    FEAPs 4, InTASC 6, 9  Design and modify assessments 0% 0% 0% 10% 38% 52% 21
    FEAPs 4, InTASC 6, 9  Use assessment data to plan instruction 0% 0% 10%  5% 33% 52% 21
    FEAPs 5, InTASC 9  Engage in continuous professional development 0% 0% 0% 5% 14% 81% 21
    FEAPs 5 Engage in reflective teaching practices 0% 5% 0% 10% 14% 71% 21
    FEAPs 1, 3, 4, InTASC 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Apply appropriate measures to improve students' reading and computational processes 9% 0% 5% 5% 29% 52% 21
    FEAPs 3, InTASC 5, 8, 10  Effectively use technology for instructional purposes 0% 0% 0% 5% 24% 71% 21
    FEAPs 6, InTASC 9 Abide by professional responsibilities and code of ethics 0% 0% 5% 5% 9% 81% 21
    FEAPs 3, InTASC 2, 7, 8 Teach students with diverse ethnic backgrounds 0% 0% 0% 10% 14% 76% 21
    FEAPs 3, InTASC 2, 7, 8 Teach students with diverse linguistic backgrounds 0% 0% 5% 5% 19% 71% 21
    FEAPs 3, InTASC 2, 7, 8 Teach students with exceptionalities 0% 0% 5% 14% 24% 57% 21
  • Candidate Competency at Program Completion

    #3 - Candidate Competency at Program Completion

    Teacher candidates must pass all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam before graduating. Candidates test for the Subject Area exam for their program. In addition, all program candidates test for the Professional Education exam. 

    The table below shows Subject Area exam results by program and Professional Education exam results combined (taken by all candidates).

    Subject Area Exam (SAE) Results by Program
    Program SAE Test Pass Rate
    Elementary/ESOL LA/Reading
    Social Science 
    Science 
    Math
    93.2%
    89.4%
    92.8%
    89.2%
    Exceptional Student Education  ESE K-12 83.3%
    Deaf Education Deaf or HH K-12 83.3%
    PreK-Primary  Developmental Knowledge
    LA/Reading
    Science
    Math
    94.1%
    90.5%
    100%
    94.1%
    Music Music K-12 90.9%
    English/ESOL English 6-12
    Essay
    89.5%
    80%
    Social Science Social Science 6-12 84%
    Middle Math/Science Middle Grades Math/SCience 5-9 53.3%
    Math Math 6-12 75%
    Chemistry Chemistry 6-12 *
    Biology Biology 6-12 93.2%
    Physics Physics 6-12 *
    Professional Education Exam Results 
    All Programs Combined Professional Education Test 95.5%

    *Fewer than 5 test takers.

  • Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared

    #4 - Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared

    Breakdown of Employed Completers by Program

    Program % Employed
    Music 80%
    Mathematics 75%
    Biology  100%
    Social Science 83.33%
    Middle Grades Math/Science 100%
    PreK-Primary  87.5%
    English 93.33%
    Exceptional Student Education 81.76%
    Elementary Education  80.39%

    ***Includes only programs with completers identified as placed in 2017-18 or 2018-19 that were reported in the 2021 Florida Department of Education Annual Program Performance Report. 

Programs in the College of Education & Human Services are accredited and approved by the following:

Accredited Programs in COEHS
Program FDOE CAEP
PreK/Primary X X
Elementary X X
Middle School X X
Secondary Science X X
English X X
Mathematics X X
Social Studies X X
Deaf Education X X
Exceptional Student Education X X
Music Education* X X
School Counseling X -
School Leadership X -

*Program located in College of Arts and Sciences, School of Music