Teacher Education Accountability
The King University Teacher Education program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All King University Teacher Education programs and areas of licensure are also approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education. The Office of Teacher Education and Accreditation is responsible for the implementation of the approval process that evaluates the professional education units in Tennessee teacher preparation colleges and universities and the state licensure programs offered by those units. The approval process is part of the State Board of Education's Tennessee Education Policy. The standards used to evaluate the professional education units are the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE, standards. The standards used to evaluate state licensure programs are the Tennessee State Licensure Standards and Guidelines. The evaluation procedures include on-campus evaluation visits conducted by Board of Examiner teams and the adoption of approval recommendations by the State Board of Education
The King University Teacher Education program provides a report to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission annually. This document is call the “Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs.” The 2014 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs is now available on the THEC website. The report itself offers data on each school’s approved programs, top endorsement areas and subject and areas of certification, total number of program completers, academic information, information disaggregated by race, ethnicity and gender, placement and retention data, teacher and placement data, assessments including Praxis pass rates, and teacher t-value effects along with veteran teacher comparison data. A summary of the report that reflects information about King University Teacher Education Program completers may be found through clicking here.
The King University Teacher Education program also provides a report to the U.S. Department of Education each spring. This report is called, “Title II.” Title II is a section of No Child Left Behind designed to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Through the program, State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs), and State agencies for higher education (SAHEs) receive funds on a formula basis. Eligible partnerships consisting of high-need LEAs and institutions of higher education (IHEs) receive funds that are competitively awarded by the SAHE.
The Title II report includes information on annual goals, activities implemented to achieve goals and steps taken to improve performance in meeting goals. The report also includes information on assurances and the activities we conduct to meet assurances.
The most current Title II report may be accessed through the following link: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx
Admissions criteria is also explicitly described in the King University catalog: http://registrar.king.edu/index.php?id=156