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.
Consisting of education alumni, teachers, and school administrators, the Education Advisory Board provides advice and input on the curriculum and program requirements to help keep RMU at the cutting edge of teacher education.
An enrolled student is admitted to a teacher preparation program but has not completed the program during the academic year. Demographic information on enrolled students is here:
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:
An individual who completed the program during the academic year is a program completer and not an enrolled student. Information on program completers 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 2012-2017, 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: