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2013 SOE Alumni Pulse Survey. Ohio University. February 2014. Table of Contents. Executive Summary Project Background & Survey Sample Research Findings Program Completion Information Teacher Preparation Employment Program Features Enrollment, Improvements, and Future Interest - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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2013 SOE Alumni Pulse SurveyOhio UniversityFebruary 2014 2014 Eduventures, Inc.2 Table of ContentsExecutive Summary

Project Background & Survey Sample

Research FindingsProgram Completion InformationTeacher PreparationEmploymentProgram FeaturesEnrollment, Improvements, and Future InterestAdditional CourseworkAdditional CourseworkDemographics

2014 Eduventures, Inc.2Demographic CharacteristicsOhio University graduates are most likely to be female (71%, pg.58), white (88%, pg.58), earn $30,000 to $34,999 per year (42%, pg.60), and are between 25 and 29 years old (49%, pg.59). Program SelectionGraduates are most likely to have studied early childhood education (23%, pg. 14).Graduates are most likely to have recently completed a bachelors degree to earn their initial teacher licensure (pg. 12).Core Competencies / PreparednessOverall, 85% of graduates describe themselves as prepared or very prepared, compared to 6% who describe themselves as unprepared or very unprepared, to be a successful teacher (pg.25).On average, graduates report being most prepared to:Take responsibility for promoting learners' growth (pg.14).Reflect critically on data and adjust accordingly (pg.23).Communicate effectively in different environments (pg.18).On average, graduates report being least prepared to:Work with students to meet IEP goals (pg.17).Make instruction accessible to English learners (pg.17).Adapt testing conditions to diverse learner needs (pg.21).Graduates generally rated themselves as more prepared to perform tasks related to professional learning and ethical practice and less prepared to perform tasks related to learning differences.3 Executive SummaryExecutive Summary: Key Findings (1 of 4) 2014 Eduventures, Inc.Core Competencies / Preparedness (cont.)Four areas with the biggest difference where OU is higher than the national sample:Work to compensate for own biases and deepen cultural awareness (4.28 vs. 4.11 nationally, pg. 23). Communicate effectively in different learning environments and listen and observe thoughtfully and respectively (4.36 vs. 4.25 nationally, pg. 18).Take responsibility for promoting learners growth and development (4.37 vs. 4.27 nationally, pg. 16).Contribute productively to school wide goals (4.14 vs. 4.04 nationally, pg. 24).

Four areas with the biggest difference where OU is lower than the national sample:Make instruction and content accessible to English language learners and support development of English proficiency (3.50 vs. 3.86 nationally, pg.17). Work with students to identify challenges and make progress on annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals (3.67 vs. 3.98 nationally, pg. 17). Help learners develop high level questioning skills and engage learners in questioning assumptions to foster innovation and problem solving (4.09 vs. 4.23 nationally (pg. 20). Differentiate assessments or testing conditions for learners with disabilities and language learning needs (3.92 vs. 4.04 nationally, pg. 21).

4 Executive SummaryExecutive Summary: Key Findings (2 of 4) 2014 Eduventures, Inc.5 Executive SummaryOnline Learning / Field Experience47% of Ohio University graduates have taken at least one online course (pg.44).These graduates generally rate on-campus learning as more effective (pg.46).The vast majority of graduates completed both an early field experience (94%, pg.38), and also a student teaching experience where they served as the primary instructor (95%, pg. 39). Additionally, 78% of graduates reported having a diverse early field experience including multiple school locations, school types, and different subject areas (pg. 42).

EmploymentGraduates are most commonly employed as a Teacher in PreK-12 (59%, pg.28) and most commonly teach English or language arts (23%, pg.29).They are employed in diverse settings, as 40% work in rural areas, 35% in suburban areas, and 21% work in urban areas (pg.31). They are most likely to work in a public school setting (79%, pg. 32) and at a secondary/high school (26%, pg.30).The vast majority (84%, pg. 34) of graduates currently hold certification or licensure in their area of training, 19% of whom hold advanced certification or licensure (pg. 35).While the majority of graduates (76%) hold licensure in Ohio, graduates also hold licensure in states like North Carolina, Arizona, Washington, Iowa, and Michigan (pg. 36). Executive Summary: Key Findings (3 of 4) 2014 Eduventures, Inc.Executive Summary: Key Findings (4 of 4)6 Executive SummaryEnrollment DriversGraduates are most likely to cite location (23%), reputation of the institution (14%) or family member or friend that attended (14%) as the top factors that influenced them to enroll (pg. 48).Areas for Improvement / Increased ServicesOverall, graduates are satisfied with their experience at OU. Areas that some alumni cited as having room for improvement include course availability (13%, pg. 49) and student teaching, internship, or field experience (13%, pg. 49).Graduates are most likely to identify web-based job posting / resume referral systems (35%, pg. 49) and alumni e-mails (21%, pg. 50) as the alumni services that would make them feel most connected with the COE.Future Educational AspirationsThe majority (81%, pg. 51) of Ohio graduates are considering pursuing additional coursework related to their teacher education in the next five years. Of those interested in furthering their teacher education, graduates are most interested in studying curriculum and instruction (27%, pg.52), higher education (25%, pg.52), and reading / literacy (25%, pg.52).Graduates are most interested in pursuing a Masters degree (60%, pg. 53).

2014 Eduventures, Inc.Executive Summary: Benchmark Comparisons and RecommendationsCompared to the National Sample, graduates from Ohio University are:

7 More likely toLess likely to Have concentrated in early childhood education.Have concentrated in elementary education.Feel prepared to use learning technology effectively.Be employed in a suburban setting.Be employed in a rural setting.Have taken at least one course online.Cite family member/friend as the top reason they enrolled. Cite the reputation of the program as the top reason they enrolled.Participate in an early field experience.Have advanced certification or licensure. 2014 Eduventures, Inc.8 Table of ContentsExecutive Summary

Project Background & Survey Sample

Research FindingsProgram Completion InformationTeacher PreparationEmploymentProgram FeaturesEnrollment, Improvements, and Future InterestAdditional CourseworkDemographics

2014 Eduventures, Inc.Project BackgroundOhio University participated in Eduventures annual survey of recent graduates of teacher preparation programs nationwide. This survey used questions based on INTASC and ISLLC standards to assess the preparation and career outcomes for teacher and administrator program graduates.

The key questions addressed in this investigation are:How well prepared are Ohio University teacher education and administrator program graduates to enter their professional fields?How successful are Ohio University graduates in securing employment in the field for which they were trained?Where are Ohio University graduates working?What factors drove graduates to enroll in the program originally? In which areas did they gain certification and what aspirations do they have for additional certification or academic study?How does Ohio University compare to the National Sample in these areas?

9 Project Background & Survey Sample 2014 Eduventures, Inc.9Surveys were collected primarily from April 2013 to July 2013. Ohio Universitys survey yielded 282 responses, compared to 1,542* total responses in the 2013 SOE Alumni Pulse survey. Ohio Universitys response rate: 7.1%**; Overall response rate for all participating institutions: 10.9%.Participating institutions:

In addition to responses collected from the above participating institutions, Eduventures also collected 250 responses from a third party panel to create a National Sample. The National Sample only includes respondents who graduated from a university-based teacher preparation program within the last five years. Responses from Ohio University graduates are compared to the National SampleUnless otherwise noted, percentage results in graphs and tables are only among respondents who answered the question (e.g. no-answers / branched out respondents are not included).Due to survey branching and non-answers, n-sizes vary by question.

Survey Sample & About This Report10 Project Background & Survey SampleBoston UniversityLiberty UniversityNortheastern UniversityColumbus State UniversityLong Island UniversityUniversity of North GeorgiaFordham UniversityLoyola University MarylandOhio UniversityIndiana UniversityMiami UniversityLoyola Marymount UniversityLamar University*Not including the 250 responses in the National Sample. Only includes responses collected from the 13 participating institutions. ** As partial responses are included, the number of responses to each question may vary. 2014 Eduventures, Inc.11 Table of ContentsExecutive Summary

Project Background & Survey Sample

Research FindingsProgram Completion InformationTeacher PreparationEmploymentProgram FeaturesEnrollment, Improvements, and Future InterestAdditional CourseworkDemographics

2014 Eduventures, Inc.Program Completion Information12In what year did you complete your initial teacher licensure program?*National Sample data is not included in this chart for benchmarking, as Eduventures limited this population to those that graduated in the past five years. 2014 Eduventures, Inc.12Program Completion Information13What degree or certificate did you most recently complete to earn your initial teacher licensure? 2014 Eduventures, Inc.13Program Completion Information14Ple