College of Education and Professional Studies

Contact Information

Education Building, Room 207
Phone: (405) 974-5710
Fax: (405) 974-3878

Dr. Bryan Duke
Assistant Dean/Director-Educator Preparation

Ms. Cindy Howard
Coordinator of Clinical Experiences

Ms. Kristy Farris
Coordinator of Teacher Certification

Ms. Nina Coerver
Coordinator of School Partnerships

Mr. Jace Knox
Coordinator of Educator Preparation Data Management

Ms. Jan Anderson
Administrative Specialist II

Educator Preparation Quality/CAEP 8 Annual Measures

The University of Central Oklahoma educator preparation program (EPP) has a time-honored tradition of training educators in our initial and advanced programs. Our talented faculty and staff members help candidates reach the standards required by the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP). Our program has been continuously nationally accredited since 1954. Additionally, various programs are nationally recognized by sixteen different specialized professional associations, as well as the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA). We invite you to take a minute to explore more about the quality of our teacher education programs.


1. Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

In-service Student Benchmark Scores:

  • 2017-2018 [in progress]

In-service Case Studies:

  • 2017-2018 [in progress]  


2. Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

 In-service Teacher Evaluation Performance by P12 Administrator  

  • 2017-2018 [in progress]  

In-service Teacher Observations by UCO Faculty 

  • 2017-2018 [in progress]  


3. Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

 Administrator & Mentors Survey of First-Year Teachers from UCO:

Employer Survey of Advanced Programs Completers:

  • 2017-2018 Employer Survey Data [in progress]

UCO Completer Milestones

  • 2017-2018 [in progress]


4. Satisfaction of Completers

First Year Teachers/Completers from UCO Survey of Program Satisfaction:

Initial Programs Completers Exit Survey:

Advanced Programs Completers Exit Survey:

  • 2017-2018 Completers Exit Survey Data [in progress]  


5. Graduation Rates

Initial Teacher Preparation Programs:

Advanced Educator Preparation Programs:


6. Candidate Success at Meeting Certification Requirements

Oklahoma Certification Tests:

Title II Reports:


7. Opportunity for Completers to be Hired


8. Student Loan Default Rate and Consumer Information


Pre-Service Performance Assessments

Student Teachers are teacher candidates who complete a 16-week internship teaching in P12 schools. They are mentored, supervised and evaluated by University Supervisors and by P12 Mentor Teachers (co-teachers).

University Supervisors are clinical faculty from UCO who mentor and evaluate the performance of student teachers during their 16-week or longer internship in P12 schools. University Supervisors are expert educators who have demonstrated effectiveness in their careers as P12 teachers and school leaders, including some who now serve as full-time Teacher Education faculty.

Mentor Teachers (co-teachers) are P12 instructors who guide, supervise and evaluate the performance of student teachers during their 16-week or longer internship in P12 schools. Mentor Teachers are deliberately selected educators who have 3 years or more of successful teaching experience and who have completed UCO’s co-teacher training. UCO collaborates with school administrators to determine Mentor Teachers.

Assessment of Student Teachers:

The matrices linked below provide the aggregate average rating University Supervisors and Mentor Teachers (co-teachers) gave Student Teachers regarding their performance on numerous criteria.These data are part of the assessment system used to determine the overall effectiveness of each UCO student teacher.

Student Teachers complete at least one Teacher Work Sample (TWS) during their internship. The TWS serves as the capstone product and includes identifying contextual factors, designing appropriate learning goals/objectives, developing an assessment plan, creating a design for instruction, making instructional decisions, analyzing student learning, and reflecting on and self-evaluating all of these practices. The matrix linked below provides the aggregate average rating University Supervisors assigned for each criterion of the TWS. 

Assessment of Mentor Teachers and University Supervisors:

The matrices linked below provide the aggregate average ratings of the support and guidance provided by Mentor Teachers (co-teachers) and University Supervisors. These evaluation data are one part of an assessment system used to determine the overall quality and effectiveness of each mentor and supervisor.

Assessment of Teacher Candidates:

The matrices linked below provide the aggregate average rating Mentor Teachers (co-teachers) gave Teacher Candidates regarding their performance during their initial clinical experiences (CE1 and CE2). The means trend upward as our Teacher Candidates develop as future teachers with gained experience.