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..."

96%
Become a more knowledgeable teacher in my field
92%
Become a more effective teacher
91%
Become a more caring teacher

Mentor Responses:

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

89%
Knowledgeable in his/her field of study
90%
Effective in his/her teaching practices
89%
Caring in his/her professional disposition

Alumni Responses:

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

91%
Become a more knowledgeable teacher
90%
Become a more effective teacher
86%
Become a more caring teacher

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

92%
Satisfied Student Teachers

Student Teachers

“I had amazing course instructors who passed on their knowledge about their area of expertise in fun, hands on, and meaningful ways.”

“The cohort experience was also extremely helpful as I had a group of people who supported and collaborated with me through out.”

Source: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Surveys of Student Teachers

96%
Satisfied Mentor Teachers

Mentor Teachers

“…They have the ability to link lessons to the common core and are understanding of the data team process”

Source: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Surveys of Mentor Teachers

97%
Satisfied Graduate Students

Graduate Students (masters and doctoral)

“I would recommend this program to ALL teachers. It is truly a blessing to have qualified for this opportunity…”

Source: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Surveys of Student Teachers

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 Program Alumni Survey

87%
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 Program Alumni Surveys

92%
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.