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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 outcome and program impact. 

Below are the eight reporting measures for our undergraduate and graduate initial certification programs with links to data tables that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development 

College of Charleston is in the process of collecting data about its program completer's impact on P-12 learning and development. 

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness

College of Charleston is in the process of collecting data about its program completer's teaching effectiveness. 

3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

Results of Employer Surveys

The Employer survey is distributed annually to Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester school district principals to measure their satisfaction of the preparation of the College of Charleston's teacher education graduates for their assigned responsibilities in working with P-12 students.

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2012 | 2010

4. Satisfaction of completers

Results of Program Completer Surveys

Upon completion of clinical practice, teacher candidates are required to complete a survey assessing how well they feel the College of Charleston teacher education program has prepared them for their future career as a teacher.

Results of Alumni Surveys

The Alumni survey is distributed annually to teacher education graduates to measure their satisfaction of the teacher preparation program and to measure how well prepared they feel for their assigned responsibilities working with P-12 students.

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014

5. Graduation Rates

Retention Analysis 

The following retention analysis tables provide retention and attrition data for the CofC teacher education program by cohort, which is defined as the first year a student declares their most current education major. Total Average Retention include students who have graduated from the program or are still active and have the opportunity to graduate. Total Average Attrition includes students who have left the College or have left the program (changed to a non-education major).

Data is derived from Cognos and updated in January and September each year. Data does not include 'certification only' students.

Table 1 on the first page illustrates the retention analysis across all CofC Initial Licensure Areas. Tables 2-16 on the following pages illustrate the retention analysis among the specific licensure areas/programs.

Retention Analysis Tables

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements and additional state requirements

Federal Pass Rate Reports- Program Completers

The following are Praxis II pass rate results for College of Charleston program completers.*  Data is derived from the Title II Federal Pass Rate Reports. N represents program completers who graduated within the specificed academic year and area of certification.  State performance data is provided for comparison points. 

*The College of Charleston defines program completers as individuals who earn a teacher education degree or certificate and successfully complete clinical practice. College of Charleston program completers are not required to pass Praxis II to receive their degree. 

AY 2016-2017 | AY 2015-2016 | AY 2014-2015 | AY 2013-2014 | AY 2012-2013 | AY 2011-2012 | AY 2010-2011 | AY 2009-2010 | AY 2008-2009 | AY 2007-2008

ETS Praxis II Results- Examinees

The following document provides pass rate results for Praxis II examinees who indicated they attended the College of Charleston. Data is derived from the ETS Report Manager. N represents examinees who took the indicated test during the specified ETS testing period and self-reported that they attended the College of Charleston. National performance data is provided for comparison points. 


Cumulative GPA of Program Completers

The South Carolina Department of Education requires that teacher education candidates maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.  The following is the average cumulative GPA per semester of College of Charleston program completers:

  • AY 2018-2019: Fall 2018-  3.36
  • AY 2017-2018: Fall 2017-  3.42 | Spring 2018-  3.54
  • AY 2016-2017: Fall 2016 - 3.54 | Spring 2017 - 3.55
  • AY 2015-2016: Fall 2015 - 3.45 | Spring 2016 - 3.58
  • AY 2014-2015: Fall 2014 - 3.50 | Spring 2015 - 3.51
  • AY 2013-2014: Fall 2013 - 3.31 | Spring 2014 - 3.55
  • AY 2012-2013: Fall 2012 - 3.27 | Spring 2013 - 3.45
  • AY 2011-2012: Fall 2011 - 3.46 | Spring 2012 - 3.44
  • AY 2010-2011: Fall 2010 - 3.33 | Spring 2011 - 3.47
Recommended for Licensure

The College of Charleston recommends program completers for teacher licensure if they have met South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) requirements and have passed all Praxis II required tests for their licensure area(s).  The following tables present the percentage of program completers who were recommended for licensure and the licensure areas in which they were recommended. 

Recommended for Licensure tables

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

Results of Employment Surveys

Upon completion of clinical practice, teacher candidates are required to complete a survey indicating their goals for pursuing employment as a teacher. 

Initial Job Placement

The College of Charleston collects initial employment data of its program completers in various ways, including an employment survey distributed upon program completion, email communication between program completers and the Office of Student Services & Credentialing, an alumni survey, and web-based searches. The table below provides the percentage of programs completers who were employed as a classroom teacher, employed in an education position other than that of a classroom teacher, employed outside of the education field, enrolled in higher education, or their employment status is unknown.  if they were employed as a classroom teacher, the table includes the percentage who were employed by local school districts, other South Carolina school districts, out-of-state school districts or private schools.

Initial Employment Upon Program Completion table

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Student Loan Default Rates

The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.  Below are the College of Charleston's student loan default rates for the following fiscal years.

FY 2014, 2013, 2012 | FY 2013, 2012, 2011 | FY 2012, 2011, 2010 | FY 2011, 2010, 2009

Source: National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Cost of Attendance

Below are the College of Charleston's tuition and fees for the following academic years.  The expected length of time to complete the teacher education program is four years. 

AY 2018-2019 | AY 2017-2018 | AY 2016-2017 | AY 2015-2016 | AY 2014-2015


The School of Education, Health and Human Performance (EHHP) offers numerous scholarship opportunities to students.  A list of available scholarships can be found at  Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships each year in March.

The table below highlights the total amount of monies awarded, the number of scholarships and the number of student recipients per academic year.

EHHP Scholarships

Teacher Salaries

The South Carolina Department of Education provides teaching salary schedules by district in South Carolina. The schedule provides the salary per the number of years of teaching experience and education level. The education level scale is as follows:

    • 3- Bachelor's degree
    • 2- Bachelor's degree plus 18 semester hours graduate work
    • 1- Master's degree
    • 7- Master's degree plus 30 hours
    • 8- Doctor's degree
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