Teacher Education

Educator Preparation Candidate Performance Data

Initial teacher certification candidates who complete all state approved program requirements; required credits, coursework, and fieldwork; and successfully pass the appropriate Praxis I and II exams are recommended to the state for certification. 

USM program completers from 9/1/14 - 8/31/15 have mean grade point averages (GPA) above a 3.0 on a 4-point scale:

Type

Mean GPAs

Undergraduate GPA

3.35

GPA in area of teaching/content specialty

3.24

USM program completers from 9/1/14 - 8/31/15 have mean Core Praxis scores that are above Maine state cut scores:

Core Praxis     

USM Scores    

Maine Cut Scores

Reading

188

156

Writing

174

162

Math

173

150

 

USM program completers from 9/1/14 - 8/31/15 exceeded Maine’s Praxis II cut scores:

Certification Areas                                                Maine Cut Scores                      USM Mean Scores

Elem Ed (K-8): Reading & Language Arts               157                                              173

Elem Ed (K-8): Mathematics                                      157                                              183

Elem Ed (K-8): Social Studies                                   155                                              *

Elem Ed (K-8): Science                                              159                                             *

Secondary English                                                      167                                               182

Secondary Mathematics                                              160                                              156

Secondary Social Studies                                           157                                               163   

Secondary Physical Science: Chemistry                  151                                               *

                         OR

Secondary Physical Science: General Science        153                                               *

                         OR                                                    

Secondary Physical Science: Physics                     141                                                *

Secondary Life Science                                             150                                              164

Special Education (K-8 or 7-12)                                151                                             183

English to Sperakers of Other Languages              144                                             166   

 

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