All programs meet the new certification requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and are currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs and holds accredited institutions accountable for providing continuous evidence of meeting these standards. See the statement of vision, mission, and goals here.
Education students follow the Teacher Education Progress Process for undergraduates, post-baccalaureate students, and transfer students.
Graduation Rates Initial and Advanced Programs
- Graduation Rates 2015-2018 Initial Certification Programs
- Graduation Rates 2013-2018 Advanced Programs
All student teachers complete a Teacher Work Sample (TWS) assignment, which demonstrates professional competencies, skills, and knowledge acquired during the teacher education program. The Aggregate Teacher Work Sample Ratings are here:
Students must demonstrate professional competency knowledge by passing the Praxis or PECT exam in the content/discipline area. To see information on the Praxis II and PECT results for program completers from 2015-2018, click here.
Each student teacher is formally observed at least three times to assess their preparedness for the classroom. Written evaluations by the University Supervisor are scored using the PDE 430 Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge. Program completers' PDE 430 ratings are here:
The Employer Survey is fielded to all known employers of alumni three years out from graduation. Survey questions are mapped to InTasc and Danielson standards.
All candidates for all teacher certification programs take this survey in their seminar class the semester that they student teach. All candidates take the survey once to collect data about the Methods courses, Student Teaching, Student Teaching Seminars, and their overall preparedness for Student Teaching.
Data on employment is collected from a variety of sources and is used to determine the ability of completers to find employment in their field of preparation.
The student loan default rate at Robert Morris University is well below the national average as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.