Educator Preparation Performance Data

The Dewar College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) at Valdosta State University is committed to transparency in candidate performance data. Below are data displaying our candidates' performance. For a listing of all the COEHS programs, click here. The educator preparation program (EP-P) is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is a national accrediting agency that ensures education preparation units, such as the COEHS, are offering quality programs and preparing pre-service teachers who meet federal- or state-mandated criteria prior to teaching in the classroom. For a list of our nationally recognized and accredited programs, click here.

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Candidate Mean Cumulative GPA at Program Entry and Completion

Mean Cumulative GPA at Program Entry

Preparation Program Type Academic Year # of New Program Enrollees Mean Program Entry GPA

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs

2019 - 2020 195 3.28
2018 - 2019 230 3.30
2017 - 2018 244 3.29

Initial Service and Leadership Preparation Programs

2019 - 2020 397 3.61
2018 - 2019 450 3.62
2017 - 2018 380 3.55










Mean Cumulative GPA at Program Completion

Preparation Program Type Reporting Year (Sep. 1 - Aug. 31) # of Program Completers Mean Program Exit GPA

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs

2019 - 2020 175 3.56
2018 - 2019 171 3.54
2017 - 2018 130 3.57

Initial Service and Leadership Preparation Programs

2019 - 2020 358 3.84
2018 - 2019 351 3.82
2017 - 2018 464 3.83













Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) requires that all initial preparation program candidates attempt the aligned content knowledge assessment in order to be identified as a program completer. Initial teacher preparation program candidates must also attempt the aligned content pedagogy assessment. These completers must pass the assessment(s) in order to obtain professional educator certification in Georgia. Additional information about passing score thresholds can be found in the GaPSC rule or GaPSC assessment home page.

Satisfaction of Completers and Employers, Including Employment Milestones

Annual Reporting to State and Federal Agencies

Institution and Program Report Card (IPRC) for Title II Reporting

Impact on P-12 Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness After Program Completion

Student Federal Loan Default Rates for Valdosta State University

Other Consumer Information

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This information is compiled and maintained annually by the Office of Professional Education Services. For questions, contact pes@valdosta.edu. Don't see the information you need? Access the Data Request Form to complete a data request.