Measuring Our Success

At the College of Education, we believe that the success of our students and alumni is a measure of our success as a college.  We survey our doctoral and master’s students, mentor teachers, student teachers, and the employers of our graduates in order to gain valuable information about our programs and student learning outcomes. This evaluation process ensures that we continually provide our students with the highest quality education programs. By sharing this information publicly, we are assisting current and prospective students in making informed decisions about where to pursue their higher education.

How to Become a Knowledgeable, Effective, and Caring Teacher

Student Responses:

"My teacher education program helped me..."

Become a more knowledgeable teacher in my field
Become a more effective teacher
Become a more caring teacher

Mentor Responses:

"As a group, I would describe the COE graduates who work in my school as..."

Knowledgeable in his/her field of study
Effective in his/her teaching practices
Caring in his/her professional disposition

Alumni Responses:

"My (most recent) COE program helped me..."

Become a more knowledgeable teacher
Become a more effective teacher
Become a more caring teacher

Overall, how satisfied are you with the UHM College of Education?

Satisfied Student Teachers

Student Teachers

“This was an overwhelmingly positive experience. I learned a lot not only about the realities of teaching, but also myself as an educator.”

“The professors/instructors, mentor teachers,
faculty/staff, and school administrations involved are very supportive, so I think prospective teachers are encouraged to do their best, grow, and improve (and not give up!) no matter what obstacles there may be.”

Source: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Surveys of Student Teachers

Satisfied Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teachers

“I loved working with the UHM supervisor. She was very knowledgeable and worked hard to be a positive influence while still maintaining high expectations for the candidate teacher.”

“…it is a highly effective program and it continues to reflect and improve.”

Source: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Surveys of Mentor Teachers

Satisfied Graduate Students

Graduate Students (masters and doctoral)

“Overall, the UH master’s program is an excellent program. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to earn my degree at the number one school in the nation, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. I am so proud of this school, and am happy to be part of it.”

“The professors and advisor/dissertation chair within Exceptionalities were extremely supportive. They demonstrated a high level of responsiveness to me/peers and provided excellent instruction. I could not have been more pleased.”

Source: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Masters Student Program Completion Survey and Collegewide Doctoral Student Program Completion Survey.

Alumni Ratings

Initial Licensure

My most recent COE program helped me be able to apply my knowledge and skills in diverse school and community contexts.

Source: 2020 Initial Licensure Programs Alumni Survey

Agree or Strongly Agree

Advanced Programs

My most recent COE program helped me be able to apply my knowledge and skills in diverse school and community contexts.

Source: 2020 Advanced Programs Alumni Survey

Agree or Strongly Agree

More Data

The links below provide detailed data on students’ and mentor teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of the programs at the College of Education.

The goal of the College of Education is to prepare educators who are knowledgeable, effective, and caring professionals. We are committed to the assessment of our academic programs in order to continually improve student learning and to meet professional education standards. Program assessment is an ongoing process designed to monitor and improve student learning at the program (e.g., degree) level. Every semester, our programs assess students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions through established key program assessments. You can also view results of student performance on our accreditation page. On January 27, 2020 the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its report titled Teacher Prep Review rating teacher preparation programs nationwide. Please read the College’s response to their report to learn more.