The tables (or desks) were turned this fall when student teachers got a chance to rate their instructors and program content. According to the results of the Fall 2012 State-Wide Survey of Student Teachers, UF College of Education students rated their program at or above the state average for 41 of the 49 criteria.
“The data comes from the Ohio Board of Regents,” says Elizabeth Raker, chair of the licensure & endorsement programs.
“I applaud the professors who encouraged their student teachers to complete the survey. We had a 91 percent return rate. That’s excellent!”
The 49 criteria include classroom management, Common Core State Standards, ethics, Ohio Academic Content Standards, diversity and technology.
The University of Findlay’s program ranked especially high in the following criteria:
• Aligning instructional goals with Ohio’s academic content and Common Core State Standards.
• Differentiate instruction to support the learning needs of all students.
• To communicate high expectations to all students.
• Collected evidence of my performance on multiple measures to monitor my progress.
• Provided student teaching experience(s) that supported my development as an effective educator focused on student learning.