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Annual Reporting Measures (2016-2017 Academic Year)

Iona’s education programs are accredited under the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System, ensuring that our curriculum and our faculty will prepare you for success in today’s classrooms. Iona will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards in 2022.

As required for our accreditation, the Education Department reports annually on its program completers’ ability to meet CAEP measures including graduation, licensure and employment. Employer and completer satisfaction with program preparation is also reported.

Graduation Rates

Initial Programs - Undergraduate

Total September 2013 Undergraduate Entrants Declaring Education Major during Sophomore Year (Sept 2014-Aug 2015) 40
Percentage Graduating with Education Degree within 4 years (June or Aug 2017) 87.5%
Percentage Graduating with Education Degree within 5 years (Feb 2018) 90%

Initial Programs - MST (35-45 credits) - 2014-15

Entered Program between Summer 2014 and Spring 2015 11
Completed Program within 2 years 27.3%
Completed Program within 2.5 years 63.6%
Completed Program within 3 years 72.7%
Expected to Complete Program within 4 years 90.9%

Initial Programs - MST (35-45 credits) - 2015-16

Entered Program between Summer 2015 and Spring 2016 16
Completed Program within 2 years 37.5%
Completed/Expected to Complete Program within 2.5 years 62.5%
Completed/Expected to Complete Program within 3 years 81.25%
Expected to Complete Program within 3.5 years 87.5%


Advanced Programs - MSEd (30-48 credits) - 2014-15

Total Entering Advanced Program Between Summer 2014 and Spring 2015 10
Percentage Completed within 2 years (June 2016) 20.0%
Percentage Completed within 2.5 years (Feb 2017) 50.0%
Percentage Completed within 3 years (June or Aug 2017) 80.0%

Advanced Programs - MSEd (30-48 credits) - 2015-16

Total Entered Advanced Program Between Summer 2015 and Spring 2016 18
Total Completed within 2 years (June or Aug 2017) 77.8%
Percentage Expected to Complete within 3 years (June 2018) 83.3%
Percentage Expected to Complete within 4 years (Aug 2019) 88.9%
Completion time measured from entry term. All percentages are cumulative.

Completer Outcomes and Satisfaction, 2016-2017

2016-2017 Program Completers

Initial (Undergraduate) 35
Initial (MST) 11
Advanced (MSEd) 22

Licensure Rates in Area of Study

Initial (Undergraduate) 74.3%
Initial (MST) 81.8%
Advanced (MSEd) 76.5%
Percentages include completers choosing to delay initial licensing plans


Hiring Rates in Area of Study (As Self-Reported within One Year of Completion)

Area of Study Total Responses Response Rate Percentage Reporting Placement
Initial (Undergraduate) 11 31.4% 100%
Initial (MST) 11 100% 91%
Advanced (MSEd)* 20 90.9% 90%
*Advanced candidates employed in at least one of their certification areas (incl. undergraduate preparation)


Completer Satisfaction

"The Teacher Education Program at Iona helped me to exemplify beliefs, values and behaviors that guides the ethical dimensions of the teaching profession"
1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree; 4 = Agree; 5 = Strongly Agree

Area of Study Total Responses Response Rate Mean
Initial (Undergraduate) 21 60% 3.81
Initial (MST) 4 36.36% 4.00
Advanced (MSEd) 9 40.91% 3.67
Source: 2016-17 Senior and Graduate Education Exit Surveys


Employer Satisfaction

"Teachers from this institution are seen as an asset to our educational program"
1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 3 = Neither Agree nor Disagree; 4 = Agree; 5 = Strongly Agree

  Total Responses Mean Median Mode Range Standard Deviation
Overall Average, Fall 2016 32 3.8 4 4 4 0.82
Overall Average, Fall 2017 50 4.0 4 4 3 0.71
Iona, Fall 2016 8 3.5 4 3 3 0.93
Iona, Fall 2017 3 3.3 4 4 2 1.15
Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC) Employer Survey of 49 School Districts Reporting on Teaching Hires from 14 Regional Colleges and Universities