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Accreditation

Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Department of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for initial programs through Fall 2025. An interim advanced review for advanced programs will be completed by Fall 2021. BW’s licensure and endorsement programs are all approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

Initial Programs under CAEP approval include Early Childhood Education (PK-5), Middle Childhood Education (4-9), Adolescent/Young Adult Education (7-12) in Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences, Multi-Age Education (PK-12) in Foreign Language (French, German, and Spanish), Music, and Visual Arts, and Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (K-12). Advanced Programs under CAEP review include School Leadership (Principal) and Superintendent.

CAEP Accreditation Review Cycle (BW)

Flowchart: CAEP Accreditation Review Cycle

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CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP has eight reporting measures which are used to provide information on program outcomes and impact. These measures are shared publicly and updated annually.

2019-20 Data Limitations Due to COVID-19

*Ohio’s ordered school-building closure and subsequent emergency legislation addressing the coronavirus pandemic-related issues (House Bill 197 of the 133rd General Assembly) had substantial impacts on state testing during the 2019-20 school year. As a result, OTES/OPES and Value-Added data are limited or unavailable.

Program Impact Measures

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Ohio value-added data system provides information on student academic gains. Schools can demonstrate through value-added data that many of their students are achieving progress. The value-added data below are for BW prepared teachers at the initial licensure level.

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Ohio’s system for evaluating teachers (Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System) provides educators with a detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. Ohio’s system for evaluating principals (Ohio’s Principal Evaluation System) provides building leaders with a detailed view of their performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

Initial and Advanced Programs: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) previously distributed and collected an annual Employer Perceptions of Ohio Educator Preparation Programs Survey. Effective in academic year 2017-18, the ODHE discontinued the survey due to a low response rate. The BW Department of Education plans to distribute and collect a new Employer Survey in spring 2021. Additionally, BW also plans to initiate employer focus groups in academic year 2021-22. Data for Measure 3 are expected to become available by spring/summer 2022.

Perceptions of Educator Preparation Survey
ODHE Employer Survey Results (2016-2018)

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

Initial Programs: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) administers a survey aligned with the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (OSTP), Ohio licensure requirements, and elements of national accreditation to gather information on alumni satisfaction with the quality of preparation provided by their educator preparation programs (EPP). BW acknowledges that due to low response rates, limited data are available and is currently in the process of creating a new completer survey. Additional completer satisfaction data are expected to become available by spring/summer 2022.

Ohio Resident Educators’ Reflections on their Educator Preparation Program (2018, 2019, 2020)

Advanced Programs: The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) administers a survey aligned with the Ohio Standards for Principals, Ohio licensure requirements, and elements of national accreditation to gather information on Ohio principal interns’ satisfaction with the quality of preparation provided by their educator preparation providers (EPP). BW acknowledges this survey is completed by current candidates (not completers) and is currently working to create a new Completer Survey to be distributed to advanced program completers. Data for Measure 4 are expected to become available by spring/summer 2022.

Principal Intern Survey Results (2018, 2019, 2020)

Program Outcome Measures

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

Initial Programs: Initial licensure candidates enter a cohort by faculty recommendation after meeting the admission requirements to the teacher education program and completion of student teaching and degree/program requirements.

Initial Licensure Program Graduation Rates

Entered 2013-14Entered 2014-15Entered 2015-16Overall
Number of EDU Candidates Admitted in Cohort988980267
Percentage of EDU Candidate Completers in Cohort 88%79%83%84%

Advanced Programs: The School Leadership (Principal) program is offered as a graduate degree program (leading to an MAEd) and as a licensure only program for candidates who already hold a master’s degree. The completion rates listed here are for both degree seeking and non-degree seeking candidates.

Advanced Licensure Program Completion Rates (School Leadership)

Entered 2014-15Entered 2015-16Entered 2016-17Overall
Number of EDU Candidates Admitted in School Leadership Cohort26212168
Percentage of Candidates Who Completed Licensure Program81%81%76%79%

The Superintendent licensure program at BW started in academic year 2018-19. Cohort completion rates will be provided when available.

Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing and State Requirements

BW Licensure Exam Pass Rates (Initial Programs):

YearNumber of Students Taking TestsNumber of Students Passing TestsPass Rate (%)
2019-20*635994%
2018-19837590%
2017-18777192%

Source: Title II Report (2019-20)

Educator Leadership (015) OAE Pass Rates (Advanced Programs):

YearNumber of Students Taking TestsNumber of Students Passing TestsPass Rate (%)
2019-20*131077%
2018-19161488%
2017-18211886%

Source: Pearson

*Due to COVID-19, there were less test-takers in the 2019-20 academic year (some OAE testing centers were temporarily closed in spring 2020). 

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared

Initial Programs: The Resident Educator Program in Ohio encompasses a robust four-year teacher development system. The Resident Educator data provided shows the persistence of Ohio Educator Preparation Provider graduates through the program.

Advanced Programs: Advanced program data for Measure 7 is currently under development and not yet available as the EPP is creating a new completer survey to track this information. Data for Measure 7 is expected to become available by spring/summer 2022.

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

School Default Rates (BW)

Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate4.9%5%3.9%
Number in default505042
Number in repayment1,0149961,076
Enrollment figures4,7854,7844,941
Percentage calculation21.120.821.7

Source: Federal Student Aid (OPE-ID: 003014)

BW Tuition & Fees

Current Tuition & Fee Schedule
Tuition & Fee Schedule (2019-20)

2020 Ohio Educator Performance Reports
2020 Educator Preparation Provider Performance Report (BW)

Professional Licensure Disclosures (Teacher Education)

Baldwin Wallace University teacher education programs are designed to prepare teacher candidates for licensure and endorsement requirements in Ohio as well as to prepare candidates for Ohio licensure exams. The state licensure boards are responsible for establishing the licensure requirements for each state. State laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. Learn additional information regarding professional licensure disclosures.