The Education Department is a proud member of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and has earned national accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.
The CCU Education Department is a program of excellence. We offer small class sizes and varied experiences in schools in and around the Cincinnati area. Students who major in education have the opportunity to earn a degree and a teaching license. Course work provides a theoretical and developmental understanding of students within the selected licensure area. Teacher candidates complete extensive field experiences, which provide practical understanding and application of teaching methods. Graduates are qualified to teach in private and public schools.
Education degree programs are nationally accreted bye the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). Teaching licenses are awarded by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
Cincinnati Christian University Teacher Education Program ,which is designed to prepare competent, collaborative, caring, and reflective practitioners, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven year, from 2016-2023. TEAC has now merged to become CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). This accreditation certifies that the forenamed professional professional education program gas provided evidence that the program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.
Teacher Licensure Test Scores Pass Rate: 98%+ Number of Field/ Clinical Hours Prior to Student Teaching: 225-255 Number of weeks required for student teaching: 12-15 Percentage of students who satisfactorily complete student teaching: 100% Number of Graduates 2016/2017: 10 Job placement of graduates of 2016/2017: 70% Student Loan Default Rate: 8.6 for FY 2014
Graduation Rates: 91%
Student Teachers are evaluated using the CPAST scoring rubric. 0: Does not meet expectations 1: Emerging 2: Meets expectations 3: Exceeds expectations
For 2016/2017 CCU graduates scored an average of 2.48 on Instructional Effectiveness.
For 2016/2017 CCU graduates scored an average of 2.45 on Planning for Instruction and Assessment.
For 2016/2017 CCU graduates scored an average of 2.3 on Assessment.