CAEP Accreditation Action Letter 2021



All teacher certification programs are accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.

MVSU programs that are accredited for initial and initial MAT:

Initial Undergraduate Programs Initial MAT Programs
Elementary Education K-6 Elementary Education 4-6
Biology 7-12 Biology 7-12
English 7-12 English 7-12
Health and Physical Education K-12 Health and Physical Education 7-12
Mathematics 7-12 Mathematics 7-12
Music Education K-12 Music Education 7-12
Social Studies 7-12 Social Studies 7-12


CAEP Accountability Measures

CAEP has defined a set of annual reporting measures which allow Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) to provide information to the public on both program outcome and program impact and to demonstrate continuous improvement. Annually, MVSU EPP publicly displays data about each of the Annual Reporting Measures. Data reflect the MVSU EPP initial and initial MAT licensure programs reviewed by CAEP  under the revised CAEP standards beginning in 2022. The new measures consist of four measures; which replaced the previous CAEP Eight Annual Measures.

EPP Accountability Measure

The EPP uses data from its Statewide Report card which is developed by NSPARC and MDE using the EPPs completer data. Items for each are provided in the STATE-WIDE REPORT CARD where EPP completer data is compared with the State(MS) data.

EPP State-wide Report Card

EPP STATE-WIDE Report Card 2022

Measure 1: Completer Effectiveness (R4.1) Initial and Initial MAT 

Impact on Student Learning

Impact on Student Learning -Initial candidates_2022

Impact on Student Learning_MAT Candidates 2022

Impact on P-12 Student Learning and Development 2023


Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement  (R4.2/R5.3) (Initial and initial MAT) 

Completer Survey Data

Completer Survey Data 2022

Employer Satisfaction 2022

Statewide Initial Program Employer Survey 2023


Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Completion (R3.3)  (Initial and Initial MAT)

Competency at Completion

Title II_MAT Data 2021

Title II Pass-Rate 2022

Title II Pass Rate 2023

TIAI and Dispositions State Assessments 2023

Impact on Student Learning State Assessment 2023

Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired (In positions for which they have been prepared)

Completer Hire Data 

Ability To Be Hired 2022

Employment Status of Initial Program Graduates 2023



Annual Reporting Measures EPP Descriptors

1) Impact on

P-12 Learners


 The teacher Education Department at Mississippi Valley State University will host meetings with both faculty and stakeholders to plan and review the proposed adoption of the Teacher Work Sample that is in progress by the state of Mississippi to address the Impact on P-12 Learning. After reviewing the previous work sample, we developed the following questions to assess its ability to impact P-12 learners:

  1. Do our program completers contribute to expected levels of student learning growth, and
  2. Can we document, in the words of CAEP Standard 4, “through structured and validated observation instruments and student surveys, that completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve?”

The TED will begin the use of the Impact on Student Learning (IOSL) assessment to collect data on P-12 candidates beginning in Fall 2021.

2) Indicator of Teacher Effectiveness

(CAEP Component 4.2)

The purpose of the Teacher Intern Assessment Instrument (TIAI) is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the teaching practices of teacher interns. Classroom mentor teachers and university supervisors use the TIAI to conduct a formative assessment and a summative assessment of each teacher intern during each teaching internship field placement.

The TIAI indicators are aligned to InTASC Standards, CAEP Standards, and the Mississippi Educator Performance Growth System/Teacher Growth Rubric (TGR).

The TIAI consists of 25 indicators with individualized rubrics for each indicator. The 25 TIAI indicators are incorporated into five domains: Domain I - Planning and Preparation; Domain II -  Assessment; Domain III - Instruction; Domain IV - Learning Environment; and Domain V-  Professional Responsibilities.


Initial TIAI data 2016-2019

MAT TIAI data 2016-19

2019-2020 Initial candidate TIAI data 

2019-2020 MAT candidate TIAI data

Fall 2020 Initial Candidate Data

Spring 2021 Initial Candidate Data

Fall 2020 Initial MAT Candidate Data

Spring 2021 Initial MAT Candidate Data

3) Satisfaction of Employers and Employment

The Satisfaction of Employers and Milestones provides the MVSU Teacher Education Department (TED) invaluable information from employers about their satisfaction with TED’s initial teacher education graduates (completers) as they enter the teaching profession. The survey results provide information from employers about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions (preparedness) of the TED’s completers as they enter the workforce and assume the responsibility of teaching K-12 students.

This survey serves as a component of TED’s overall plan to assess institutional effectiveness and compliance for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standard 4 (4.3-Satisfaction of Employers).


Initial Program Level-Satisfaction of Employers:

Employer Survey 2018-19

Employer Survey(2019-2021) 3 year cycle



4) Satisfaction of Completers

The Satisfaction of Completers provides the Teacher Education Department (TED) at Mississippi Valley State University invaluable information from first and third-year teachers about their satisfaction with TED’s initial teacher education graduates (completers) as they enter the teaching profession. The survey results provide information from the TED’s teachers/completers about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions (preparedness) they have entered the workforce and assumed the responsibility of teaching P-12 students.

This survey serves as a component of TED’s overall plan to assess institutional effectiveness and compliance for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standard 4 (4.4-Satisfaction of Completers).


Completer/Graduate Survey - Initial

Completer/Graduate Survey-MAT

Completer Survey 2019-2021 (3-year cycle)

5) Graduation Rates of Completers

Graduation Rates have been provided for students who were admitted into initial programs in the following cohort years 2016-17,2017-18,2018-19.


Graduation Rates-initial

Graduation Rates-Initial and initial MAT

6) Ability of Completers to meet licensing

TITLE II mandates annual reporting of enrollees officially admitted to the EPP teacher preparation program and completers of the program. The data is reported to the Federal Government in the Institutional Report Card (IPRC).

Source: TITLE II reports (2 years)

Traditional:2020(data for 2019-2020)

Alternative:2020 (data for 2019-2020)

Traditional: 2018 (data for 2016-17) | 2017 (data for 2015-16)  

Alternative: 2018 (data for 2016-17) | 2017 (data for 2015-16)

Licenses issued by the Mississippi Department of Education (chart through August 2018) is attached.


Initial Candidate License Praxis Subject Assessment Data

MAT 5-Year Licenses Praxis Subject Assessment Data

Due to COVID restrictions and State waiver, test data is not available for the 2020-2021 academic year.

7) Ability of Completers to be hired in Education

The annual EPP placement rate is 100% for those licensed and seeking employment.

Source: Job Placement of Graduates Earning Certification in Education

State-wide Report card (data available Fall 2021)

8) Student Loan Default rates & other consumer information

MVSU Office of Financial Aid has provided the student loan default rates for the last 3 years available.

Source: Student Loan Default Rates

         Student Loan Default Rates 

       Student Loans Default Rates 2017-18


consumer Information discloses all of the requirements by the Higher Education Opportunity Act that was reauthorized in 2008 (


The EPP submits Annual Reports to the Mississippi Department of Education for program review. This review has replaced the previous SPA reports.