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Both Teacher Education and School Psychology programs are committed to excellence in preparing candidates as leaders in service. Candidates in Teacher Education and School Psychology demonstrate their development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions through multiple assessments. The data provide strong evidence that undergraduate and graduate candidates demonstrate competencies that positively affect learning of P-12 students.

John Carroll University’s Department of Education and School Psychology meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. The Department of Education and School Psychology at JCU has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.


Annual Reporting Measures document strong positive outcomes of JCU’s educator preparation programs. Follow the blue highlighted links for more details.

  • JCU-prepared teachers working in Ohio’s diverse public schools demonstrate high impact on student learning.
  • JCU candidates exceed the nationally recommended benchmark on national teaching performance assessment measuring teaching effectiveness.
  • Employers are highly satisfied with JCU’s teacher preparation program and consistently give strong ratings on 13 categories of teaching knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
  • Alumni of JCU’s teacher preparation program consistently give high ratings on their preparation for the profession, particularly in the category of respecting the diversity of students.
  • JCU’s average completer rate for undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation programs exceeds 78%.
  • JCU’s average candidate pass rate on state licensure exams is 94%, well above the state average.
  • 95% of JCU teacher candidates are hired for teaching positions, 38% pursue further education, and 33% obtain a leadership position soon after graduation.
  • As reported by the Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education, the 2015 cohort loan default rate for JCU is 2.7%, or 8% lower than the 2015 national cohort loan default rate of 10.8% and 9.5% below the Ohio loan default rate of 12.2%. Additional consumer information can be found here.

Title II and State Educator Preparation Performance Reports

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