CAEP Annual Reporting

CAEP uses annual reporting measures to provide information to the public on both program outcome and program impact. The measures are:

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

As part of their graduate course requirements, five completers over three years conducted action research projects in the P-12 classrooms in which they were currently teaching. Completers in the study identified an area of focus applicable to their students and their setting and developed a research question to guide their inquiry and data collection plans.

Chart: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

In the survey produced by the AACTE, employers were asked to rate their first-year teachers as Teacher Leader, Effective Teacher, Emerging Teacher, or Ineffective Teacher. Samford completers outperformed the state with regard to understanding and using a variety of instructional strategies and make learning accessible to all learners.

Chart: Content Knowledge
Chart: Instructional Practice
Chart: Learner and Learning
Chart: Professional Responsibility

Satisfaction of Employers

Initial Programs Employer Satisfaction – Employer Responses

Chart: Satisfaction of Employers

Advanced Programs Employer Satisfaction: Employer/Completer Survey Timeline

  • Fall, 2020 begin phase out of MSE Elem and MSE Gifted programs
  • Fall, 2020 Advanced programs MSE IL and Ed.S IL began creating a new employer and completer survey that is reflective of advanced Instructional Leadership programs. Since the EPP no longer has other advanced programs, a new instrument will be created to better reflect those programs as well as IL standards alignment.
  • Spring, 2021 Piloted survey
  • Fall, 2021 Revise survey based on results

Stakeholder Involvement

Chart: Stakeholder Involvement

Focus Group Overview: Gifted Program

Chart: Focus Group Overview Gifted Program

Gifted Focus Group Transcript

Focus Group Overview: SEED

Chart: Focus Group Overview SEED

SEED Focus Group Transcript

Candidate Competency at Program Completion: Initial Programs

Chart: edTPA ESEC and CEM

Chart: edTPA SEED and ENLA

Chart: edTPA ALT-A Elementary Education


Chart: Completer Information

Chart: Praxis Pass Rates

Chart: Ability to Meet Licensure Initial Programs

Candidate Competency at Program Completion: Advanced Programs

Advanced Programs Fall 2020 Off-campus

Chart: MSE Exam Scores Off-campus

Advanced Programs Fall 2020 On-campus

Chart: MSE Exam Scores On-campus

Chart: Ability to Meet Licensure Advanced Programs

Ability of Completers to be Hired

Chart: Ability to be Hired Initial Programs

Chart: Teacher Education First Destination

Chart: Ability to be Hired Advanced Programs

Consumer Information

Samford Student Loan Default Rates
Year Rate
2018 2%
2017 2.6%
2016 2.9%
2015 1.9%
2014 2.1%
2013 2.0%
2012 0.7%
Source: Samford Director of Student Financial Services; Data: 2018-19 Samford Rate Schedule

Assessment Process

CAEP Approved Programs

Initial Programs Reviewed
Class B Programs Review Options
ESEC: Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary, Collaborative (Includes the following certificates)
Early Childhood P-3 NAEYC
Elementary K-6 AL: CIEP
Early Childhood Special Education (P-3) AL: CIEP
Elementary Collaborative (K-6) AL: CIEP
Elementary with Christian Missions Concentration
Elementary K-6 AL: CIEP
SEED: Secondary Education (Includes the following content certificate areas)
English Language Arts NCTE
French (6-12 and P-12) AL: CIEP
German (6-12 and P-12) AL: CIEP
Spanish (6-12 and P-12) AL: CIEP
Mathematics AL: CIEP
General Social Studies NCSS
History CIEP
Choral Music P-12 NASM
Instrumental Music P-12 NASM
Alternative Route Programs Reviewed
Programs Review Options
Alt. A Elementary
Elementary K-6 ACEI
Alt. A Secondary (Includes the following content certificate areas)
English Language Arts (6-12) NCTE
Spanish (6-12) AL: CIEP
Mathematics NCTM
General Science AL: CIEP
Biology AL: CIEP
General Social Studies AL: CIEP
History CIEP
Alt. A P-12
Choral Music P-12 NASM
Instrumental Music P-12 NASM
Physical Education P-12 NASPE
Alt. A Collaborative
Collaborative K-6 AL: CIEP
Collaborative 6-12 AL: CIEP
Advanced Programs Reviewed
Class A Programs Review Options
MSE Gifted Education CEC
MSE Elementary No SPA or CIEP
MS in Instructional Leadership ELCC/NELP
EdS in Instructional Leadership ELCC/NELP

Public Reports Archive

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The human development and family science undergraduate degree program at Samford University has been reviewed by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). It has been recognized as an NCFR CFLE–approved program offering coursework covering the content required for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. Graduates of NCFR CFLE–approved programs qualify to apply for the CFLE designation via an abbreviated application process. Learn more about our Department of Human Development and Family Science.