College of Education & Human Services

Educator Preparation


CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) has eight annual reporting measures which are used to provide information to the public on program impact and program outcomes.

  1. Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)
    PERA New Teacher Supervisor Ratings
  2. Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)
    PERA New Teacher Supervisor Ratings
  3. Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3 | A.4.1)
    *New Teacher Survey (2015)
    *Educational Administration Graduate Survey (2015)
    *New School Psychologist Employer and Alumni Survey (2015-2017)
  4. Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 | A.4.2)
    *New Teacher Survey (2015)
    *Educational Administration Graduate Survey (2015)
    *INSPIRE - Prinipal Program Completer Sruvey (2018)
    *New School Psychologist Employer and Alumni Survey (2015-2017)
  5. Measure 5: Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)
    *Initial Licensure Programs Completion Rates (AY 2013 to 2018)
    *New Teacher Survey (2015)
  6. Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)
    *In accordance to the Illinois Academic Code part 25, all candidates seeking a professional educator license or additional endorsement must pass a content-area exam.  In addition, those seeking an initial license must pass a Teaching Performance Assessment.  100% of our program completers met these requirements.
    *Tile II Report (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    *Illinois Licensure Testing System Results (2015-2018)
    *edTPA (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
  7. Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared (initial & advanced levels)
    *New Teacher Survey (2015)
    *New School Psychologist Employer and Alumni Survey (2015-2017)
  8. Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)
    3-year student loan default rate from 2015 to 2017 for all Teacher Education graduates: .87%


Western Illinois University (WIU) is a recognized educator preparation provider by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2012. The accreditation includes all initial teacher preparation and advanced level educator licensure programs:

  • Agriculture Education
  • Art Education
  • Communications and Science Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Foreign Language Spanish and French
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Principal (Building Level)
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Science (Chemistry, Physics, and Biology)
  • Special Education
  • Superintendent (District Level)