Educator Preparation Performance Data

Valdosta State University (VSU) is committed to transparency in educator preparation performance data. All educator preparation programs at VSU are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). Initial teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For a list of all VSU's nationally recognized and accredited programs, click here.

List of Fields within the Initial Teacher Preparation Program Type Offered by VSU:

  • Art Education
  • Career and Technical Specializations
  • Elementary Education
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Foreign Language Education (French and Spanish)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Healthcare Science Technology Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science)
  • Special Education Adapted Curriculum
  • Special Education Deaf Education
  • Special Education General Curriculum

List of Fields within the Initial Service or Leadership Preparation Program Type Offered by VSU:

  • Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership (Tier I and II)
  • Instructional Technology
  • School Counseling
  • School Library Media Specialist
  • Teacher Leadership

Note: Initial preparation programs are programs that lead to a new, renewable field on the educator's certificate upon program completion. VSU also offers preparation programs for educators who seek to upgrade their certificate to a higher level for an existing field. For a listing of all COEHS 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

2020 - 2021 164 3.35
2019 - 2020 195 3.28
2018 - 2019 230 3.30

Initial Service and Leadership Preparation Programs

2020 - 2021 451 3.63
2019 - 2020 397 3.61
2018 - 2019 450 3.62

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

2020 - 2021 200 3.52
2019 - 2020 175 3.56
2018 - 2019 171 3.54

Initial Service and Leadership Preparation Programs

2020 - 2021 391 3.84
2019 - 2020 358 3.84
2018 - 2019 351 3.82


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

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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