College of Education
Program Completer Information

Year Number of Program Completers Average GPA
2008-09 44 3.49
2009-10 45 3.32
2010-11 63 3.39
2011-12 56 3.37

State Licensure Exam Information

Principles of learning and Teaching k-6 Number of Testers Pass Rate
2008-09 35 97%
2009-10 30 100%
2010-11 34 100%
2011-12 43 86%
Principles of learning and Teaching 7-12 Number of Testers Pass Rate
2008-09 9 100%
2009-10 11 100%
2010-11 17 100%
2011-12 12 92%

Graduation Placement Rates

Year All DSU Programs Placed in SD Education Programs Placed in SD
2008 95% 80% 95% 76%
2009-10 93% 88% 93% 89%
2010-11 93% 84% 95% 88%
2011-12 94% 86% 100% 90%

Graduation Rates for First-Time, Full-Time, Baccalaureate Degre-seeking Freshmen by Program (Fall 2005 COHORT)

  5-year Graduation 6-year Graduation
  Did not graduate witing 5 years Graduate within 5 years Did not graduate within 6 years Graduate within 6 years
  n % n % n % n %
Biology Education 4 80.00 1 20.00 4 80.00 1 20.00
Business Education 0 0 1 100.00 0 0 1 100.00
Elementary Educ/Special Education 8 57.14 6 42.86 6 42.86 8 57.14
Elementary Education 35 83.33 7 16.67 29 69.05 13 30.95
English Education 1 50.00 1 50.00 1 50.00 1 50.00
Mathematics Education 1 50.00 1 50.00 0 0 2 100.00
Physical Education 3 75.00 1 25.00 3 75.00 1 25.00

Graduate Survey Results

  Graduation Year
  2011
  N Mean
1-Use of computer applications effectively 24 3.88
2-Ability to adapt to changes in computing environ 24 3.71
3-Use of computers for research 24 3.79
4-Ability to select and apply appropriate technology 24 3.71
5-Written communication skills 24 3.46
6-Oral communication skills 24 3.59
7-Appreciate cultural/ethnic differences 24 3.47
8-Interpersonal skills 24 3.56
9-Develop/ exercise a lifelong commitment to learning 24 3.09
10-Understanding and appreciating the arts 24 3.46
11-Achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle 24 3.52
12-Ability to solve work-related problems 24 3.55
13-Ability to find, evaluate, apply information 24 3.63
14-Ability to use information ethically in your position 24 3.71
15-Knowledge of academic area as it relates to position 24 3.53
16-Ability to learn on the job 24 3.23
17-Seek out opportunities for professional growth 24 3.86
18-Overall professional capabilities 24 3.61
DSU Specific Questions
DSU1-DSU contributed to computer applications effectively 24 3.78
DSU2-DSU contributed to ability to adapt to changes in computing environ. 24 3.62
DSU3-DSU contributed to the use of computers for research 24 3.64
DSU4-DSU contributed to ability to select and apply appropriate technology 24 3.63
DSU5-DSU contributed to using written comm. Skills 24 3.29
DSU6-DSU contributed to using oral comm. Skills 24 3.52
DSU7-DSU contributed to appreciating cultural differences 24 2.47
DSU8-DSU contributed to interpersonal skills 24 3.28
DSU9-DSU contributed to develop/exercise commitment to learning 24 3.27
DSU10-DSU contributed to appreciating arts 24 3.14
DSU11-DSU contributed to achieve /maintain lifestyle 24 3.35
DSU12-DSU contributed to solving work-related problems 24 3.57
DSU13-DSU contributed to research skills 24 3.55
DSU14-DSU contributed to use info ethically 24 3.56
DSU15-DSU contributed to knowledge of academic area 24 3.22
DSU16-DSU contributed to ability to learn on the job 24 3.61
DSU17-DSU contributed to the ability to seek out opportunities for professional growth 24 3.76
DSU18-DSU contributed to overall prof. capabilities 24 3.59
Questions from Content Standards:
EDQ1-Demonstrate an understanding of the central concepts 24 4.22
EDQ2-Create learning experiences that make the content meaningful for learners. 24 4.26
EDQ3-Demonstrate an understanding of how students learn, construct knowledge. 24 4.56
EDQ4-Demonstrate an understanding of how learners differ in their approaches 24 4.31
EDQ5-Provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social etc. 24 4.39
EDQ6-Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners development 24 4.53
EDQ7-Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, learners, the community 24 4.38
EDQ8-Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques 24 4.43
EDQ9-Understand and use formal/informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure. 24 4.49
EDQ10-Use an understanding of individual and group motivation to create learning environment. 24 4.11
EDQ11-Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities of technology and its impact 24 4.73
EDQ12-Integrate technology into the teaching and learning process. 24 4.77
EDQ13-Demonstrate appropriate moral, legal, ethical, and political judgments in professional decisions. 24 4.71
EDQ14-Reflect on and evaluate the effects of their choices. 24 4.59
EDQ15-Seek opportunities for professional growth and responsibility. 24 4.48
EDQ16-Collaborate with school colleagues, parents, and agencies. 24 4.61

2012 Employer Survey Results

 

Percentages
  Needs Improvement 2 Meets Expectations 4 Exceeds Expectations
  N % N RowPctN N % N RowRctN N RowPctN
Question 0 0% 2 9% 4 17% 8 35% 9 39%
1-Demonstrate an understanding of the central concepts
2-Create learning experiences that make the content meaningful for learners. 0 0% 1 4% 6 26% 7 30% 9 39%
3-Demonstrate an understanding of how students learn, construct knowledge. 0 0% 2 9% 6 26% 8 35% 7 30%
4-Demonstrate an understanding of how learners differ in their approaches 0 0% 4 17% 6 26% 7 30% 6 26%
5-Provide learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social etc. 0 0% 0 0% 6 26% 6 26% 11 48%
6-Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners development 0 0% 1 4% 7 30% 5 22% 10 43%
7-Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, learners, the community 0 0% 3 13% 4 17% 7 30% 9 39%
8-Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques 0 0% 3 13% 6 26% 7 30% 7 30%
9-Understand and use formal/informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure. 0 0% 2 9% 7 30% 8 35% 6 26%
Q10-Use an understanding of individual and group motivation to create learning environment. 1 4% 2 9% 6 26% 7 30% 7 30%
Q11-Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities of technology and its impact 0 0% 0 0% 6 26% 5 22% 12 52%
Q12-Integrate technology into the teaching and learning process. 0 0% 2 9% 5 22% 4 17% 12 52%
Q13-Demonstrate appropriate moral, legal, ethical, and political judgments in professional decisions. 0 0% 0 0% 6 26% 3 13% 14 61%
Q14-Reflect on and evaluate the effects of their choices. 0 0% 2 9% 4 17% 6 26% 11 48%
Q15-Seek opportunities for professional growth and responsibility. 0 0% 2 9% 6 26% 4 17% 11 48%
Q16-Collaborate with school colleagues, parents, and agencies. 0 0% 1 4% 6 26% 5 22% 11 48%

Last Updated: 9/25/12