EPP Accreditation Status

The Division of Education at Morris College is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) Accreditation System, and approved by the South Carolina Department of Education at the initial-licensure level Spring 2022 through Spring 2025. Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Biology Education programs are nationally recognized through Spring 2025. The Next CAEP Review is scheduled Fall 2024.

Annual Reporting Measures

Assessment and Accreditation AY 2020-2021

Impact Measures

Measure 1: Completer effectiveness and Impact on P-12 learning and development

MAP Scores

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a formative test that measures what students know and informs teachers on their progress. The assessment is administered to students in grades K-8 three times per year in the areas of reading and mathematics. Data collected assists teachers with developing meaningful instructional units specific to individual student needs.

1. Math MAP Scores Link the Math MAP Scores – AY 20-21 Math MAP Scores

2. Reading MAP Scores Link the Reading MAP Scores –AY 20-21 Reading Scores

SC Ready Scores

The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. All students in grades 3–8 are required to take the SC READY except those students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt).

SC Ready: ELA and Mathematics Scores Link the SC Ready: ELA and Mathematics Score – AY 20-21 SC Ready

Teacher SLO Scores

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) requires one Student Learning Objective (SLO) be created annually as part of a teacher’s evaluation. The SLO serves to measure the impact of teaching performance on student growth, determined by the teacher’s ability to set appropriate goals for student learning and development, accurately measure and analyze student growth, and to plan, implement, and adjust instruction to ensure maximum student progress.

Teacher SLO Scores Link the Teacher SLO Scores – AY 2020 - 2021 SLO Scores

Measure 2: Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement

Program Impact Surveys are sent electronically to Administrators in an employing school once a year. Respondents are asked to evaluate completers’ performance on a four-point scale.

Employer Survey of Morris College Teacher Education Graduates Link the Survey – MC Employer Survey

Program Impact Surveys are sent electronically to Completers once a year. Respondents are asked to evaluate their preparation on a four-point scale.

Completer Satisfaction Survey of Morris College Teacher Education Program Link the Survey –  MC Completer Survey

Outcome Measures

Measure 3: Candidate competency at program completion (ADEPT Pass Rates)

The South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS 4.0) rubric is based on sets of performance standards designed and validated by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and establishes the expectations for what classroom-based teachers are to know, be able to do, and carry out as an integral part of their practice. These expectations, called the SCTS Indicators, are the foundation for good teaching and are designed to grow classroom- based teachers throughout their career continuum, beginning with teacher preparation and continuing through induction, high-stakes performance evaluations, and ongoing professional growth and development. A classroom-based teacher’s proficiency in each of the standards is expected to occur developmentally and to increase continuously throughout the entirety of the teaching career.

Expanded ADEPT SCTS 4.0 Evaluation Link the Expanded ADEPT Table – AY-2020-2021 Expanded-ADEPT-SCTS-4.0

Ability of Completers to Meet State Licensing Requirements

Praxis II and PLT Score Results 2020 – Aug 2021 Link the Praxis II and PLT Score Results 2020 – Aug 2021 – AY 2020-2021 Praxis ll and PLT

Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared

Ability of completers to be hired.

Employment Rate Link the Employment Rate Table – AY 2020-2021 Employment Rates

Assessment and Accreditation AY 2019-2020

Impact Measures

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Due to Covid-19 related school closures in AY 2019-2020 MAP (Math and Reading) and SC Ready Scores are currently not available. 

MAP Scores
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a formative test that measures what students know and informs teachers on their progress.  The assessment is administered to students in grades K-8 three times per year in the areas of reading and mathematics.  Data collected assists teachers with developing meaningful instructional units specific to individual student needs.

  1. Math MAP Scores 
  2. Reading Math Scores

SC Ready Scores

The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. All students in grades 3–8 are required to take the SC READY except those students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt).

  1. AY 2020 and 2021 SC Ready and Mathematics Scores
  2. SC Ready: ELA and Mathematics Scores 

Teacher SLO Scores

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) requires one Student Learning Objective (SLO) be created annually as part of a teacher’s evaluation. The SLO serves to measure the impact of teaching performance on student growth, determined by the teacher’s ability to set appropriate goals for student learning and development, accurately measure and analyze student growth, and to plan, implement, and adjust instruction to ensure maximum student progress.

Program Area N Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Unsatisfactory N/A Comments
n Percent n Percent n Percent n Percent n Percent
Early Childhood 0
Elementary 1 * * * * * * * * * * Fewer than 5 reported
Secondary English 0
Secondary Biology 0
Secondary Mathematics 0
Secondary Social Studies 0

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness (ADEPT Pass Rates)

The South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS 4.0) rubric is based on sets of performance standards designed and validated by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and establishes the expectations for what classroom-based teachers are to know, be able to do, and carry out as an integral part of their practice. These expectations, called the SCTS Indicators, are the foundation for good teaching and are designed to grow classroom- based teachers throughout their career continuum, beginning with teacher preparation and continuing through induction, high-stakes performance evaluations, and ongoing professional growth and development. A classroom-based teacher’s proficiency in each of the standards is expected to occur developmentally and to increase continuously throughout the entirety of the teaching career.

  1. Expanded ADEPT SCTS 4.0 Evaluation

Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

Program Impact Surveys are sent electronically to Administrators in an employing school once a year. Respondents are asked to evaluate completers’ performance on a four-point scale.

  1. Employer Survey of Morris College Teacher Education Graduates

Satisfaction of Completers

Program Impact Surveys are sent electronically to Completers once a year. Respondents are asked to evaluate their preparation on a four-point scale.

  1. Completer Satisfaction Survey of Morris College Teacher Education Program 

Outcome Measures

Graduation Rates

AY 2019-2020

Completer Rates

N = 1

Program

Number of Completers

Percentage

Early Childhood

0

0

Elementary

1

100.0

Secondary English

0

0

Secondary Biology

0

0

Secondary Mathematics

0

0

Secondary

Social Studies

0

0

Overall

1

100

Ability of Completers to Meet State Licensing Requirements

Praxis II and PLT Score Results 2019 – Aug 2020

Exam

n

Passed

Pass Rate

Comments

5024 Ed. of Young Children (160)

0

0

0

025 Early Childhood Education (156)

0

0

0

5002 Elem Ed. Reading/Language Arts Subtest (157)

1

*

*

Fewer than  5 reported

5003 Elem Ed. Mathematics Subtest (157)

1

*

*

Fewer than  5 reported

5004 Elem Ed. Social Studies Subtest (159)

1

*

*

Fewer than  5 reported

5005 Elem Ed. Science Subtest (159)

1

*

*

Fewer than  5 reported

5038 English Language Arts Content Knowledge (167)

0

0

0

5235 Biology Content Knowledge (148)

0

0

0

5161 Mathematics Content Knowledge (159)

0

0

0

5086 Social Studied Content (153)

0

0

0

5621 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood

0

0

0

5622 Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades K-6 (160)

1

*

1*

Fewer than  5 reported

5624 Principles of Learning and Teaching Grades 7-12 (157)

0

0

0

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared

Employment Rate  AY 2019-2020 Completers

Program Area

n

Number of Completers

Hired in Area of Certification

Percentage

Early Childhood

0

0

0

Elementary

1

1

100%

Secondary English

0

0

0

Secondary Biology

0

0

0

Secondary Mathematics

0

0

0

Secondary

Social Studies

0

0

0

Overall

1

1

1

Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

Student Loan Default Rates are collected and reported by the US Department of Education (USDE), by institution, over a 3-year period. Morris College does not retain data on default rates by program.

FY 2019

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

Default Rate

Default rates for 2018 will be published once available.

Default rates for 2018 will be published once available.

12.3%

11.4%

5.8%

Total Cost of tuition per year at Morris College

Program Completers Tuition Rate

2016

2017

2018

2019

Elementary Education

$14,326

$14,326

$14,326

$14,326

Early Childhood Education

$14,326

$14,326

$14,326

$14,326

Secondary Education

$14,326

$14,326

$14,326

$14,326

2017-18 Annual Reporting Measures

Impact Measures:

  1. Impact on P-12 Student Learning and Development (CAEP 4.1)
  2. Teacher Effectiveness and Measures of program completers’ Impact on Student Learning (CAEP 4.2)
  3. Employer Satisfaction with Graduates’ Performance and Persistence (CAEP 4.3)
  4. Graduates’ Satisfaction with the EPP’s Teacher Preparation Program (CAEP 4.4)

Outcome Measures

  1. Graduation Rate
  2. Certification/Licensure Rate of Graduates
  3. Employment Rate of Graduates
  4. Consumer Information
    1. Student Loan Default Rate of Program Completers
    2. Program Completers’ Tuition Rate
    3. Average Annual Salary of Teachers in Sumter and State of South Carolina