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How many graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College are able to meet licensing requirements?

100% of graduates from education programs at Wesley College meet the requirements to receive a teaching license.

How many graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College are hired in education positions in Delaware?

  • 41% of graduates from the Elementary Education program stayed in Delaware.1
  • 27% of graduates from the Physical Education program stayed in Delaware.1
  • 61% of graduates from the Masters of Arts in Teaching program stayed in Delaware.1

*Many students in the teacher preparation programs at Wesley College come from and return to neighboring states. Data about these students is not available at this time.

How many graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College continue to teach?

The average proportion of graduates teaching in Delaware schools who continue in their positions one year after they begin is 94%1

  • 100% of Elementary Education program3
  • 89% of Physical Education program3
  • 100% of Masters of Arts in Teaching program

The average proportion of graduates teaching in Delaware schools who continue in their positions three years after they begin is 86%1

  • 100% of Elementary Education program4
  • 83% of Physical Education program3
  • 86% of Masters of Arts in Teaching program3

How well do graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College impact student learning and development?

According to the student improvement component metric of the DPAS evaluation for the 2013-17 school year, the average score for all teachers in Delaware is 47%1:

  • Elementary Education program graduates’ scores averaged 55%3
  • Physical Education program graduates’ scores averaged 50%3
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching program graduates’ scores averaged 39%1

How well do graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College perform on measurements of teaching effectiveness?

According to the observation scores metric of the DPAS evaluation for the 2013-17 school years, the average score for all teachers in Delaware is 3.1 out of 41:

  • Elementary Education program graduates’ score averaged 3.13
  • Physical Education program graduates’ score averaged 3.13
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching program graduates’ scores averaged 3.13

According to the overall performance evaluation ratings metric of the DPAS evaluation for the 2013-17 school years, the average score for all teachers in Delaware is 70%1:

  • Elementary Education program graduates earned an average score of 68%3
  • Physical Education program graduates earned an average score of 68%3
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching program graduates earned an average score of 71%1

How many graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College continue to teach?

The average proportion of graduates teaching in Delaware schools who continue in their positions one year after they begin is 98%1

  • 100% of Elementary Education program
  • 100% of Physical Education program
  • 95% of Masters of Arts in Teaching program

The average proportion of graduates teaching in Delaware schools who continue in their positions three years after they begin is 79%1

  • 88% of Elementary Education program
  • 83% of Physical Education program
  • 100% of Masters of Arts in Teaching program

How do graduates from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College feel about their career readiness?

Wesley College graduates are surveyed to find out how they feel about the teacher preparation programs. Students provide ratings of four categories using a 4-point scale (where 1=strongly disagree; 2= somewhat disagree; 3= somewhat agree; 4= strongly agree).

Elementary Education program graduates students agree that they are well prepared for planning (3.24), delivery, and assessment (3.02) of student learning.

Physical Education program graduates students agree that they are well prepared for general planning (3.26), planning (3.26), delivery, and assessment (3.18) of student learning.

Masters of Arts in Teaching program graduates students agree that they are well prepared for general planning (3.34), planning (3.34), delivery, and assessment (3.15) of student learning, and advising services (3.20).

Many students praise the passion and commitment of the faculty at Wesley College.

What is the graduation rate from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College?

Elementary Education program graduates 18% of enrolled students

Physical Education program graduates 18% of enrolled students

Masters of Arts in Teaching program graduates 67% of enrolled students

 

What is the student loan default rate from teacher preparation programs at Wesley College?

The three-year cohort default rate for Wesley College (2015 cohort) is 13.4%. 2

The national cohort default rate for the United States (2015 cohort) is 10.8%2

 

 

1 Data provided by the Delaware Department of Education

2 Data provided by the U.S. Department of Education

3 Data provided by the Delaware Department of Education. Sample size between 5 and 10.

4 Data provided by the Delaware Department of Education. Sample size below 5.