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Teacher Preparation Program Data

THEC State Report Cards on Teacher Preparation Programs:

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) regulates institutions of higher learning in the state of Tennessee. Each year, THEC issues a State Report Card of all teacher preparation programs in the state, detailing several aspects of the teacher preparation programs including student information, employment of graduates, and the impact/effectiveness levels of graduates.

In 2017 and in 2018, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville received the highest possible rating for teacher preparation in the state. UTK is the only public university in the state to receive this tier-four ranking, and one of only eight institutions state-wide to achieve this top-tier rating. To view the full report, click here:

Teacher Prep Report card

THEC State Report Cards on Teacher Preparation Programs:

As a part of our mission to assure the quality of our teacher education programs, as well as our drive to continually improve our programs, we conduct several surveys each year. Below are these survey results.

Employer Surveys: In addition to asking our teacher candidates and recent graduates to evaluate their experience with the UTK Teacher Education Program, we also reach out to school principals who employ our graduates. This Employer Survey is conducted every other year.

2017 Employer Survey

2015 Employer Survey

Follow-up Surveys: This survey is sent to graduates of our program each spring, as they are completing their first year of classroom teaching.

2017 Follow-up Survey

2016 Follow-up Survey

2015 Follow-up Survey

Professional Year Surveys: This survey is administered each spring, and is completed by students who have participated in their Internship or Student Teaching during that academic year.

2017-18 Professional Year Survey

2016-17 Professional Year Survey

2015-16 Professional Year Survey

2014-15 Professional Year Survey

2013-14 Professional Year Survey

Teacher Effectiveness and Performance Data:

TVAAS: Tennessee uses the Teacher Value Added Assessment System to identify a Level of Effectiveness for teachers. Below are the Levels of Effectiveness of our graduates, as compated to teacher Levels of Effectiveness state-wide:

2017 Value Added Comparisons

2015 Value Added Comparisons

2014 Value Added Comparisons

edTPA: Teacher candidates at UTK participate in the edTPA, a Teacher Performance portfolio assessment that is performance-based and subject-specific. Below is a comparison of our teacher candidate’s edTPA results with national averages.

National Comparisons 2017 edTPA

National Comparisons 2016 edTPA

National Comparisons 2015 edTPA

National Comparisons 2014 edTPA

Additional Information:

Student Default Rates

Cost of Attendance