UVI is an NCATE accredited institution

The University of the Virgin Islands School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Accreditation was granted for the undergraduate and graduate programs, according to a prepared statement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation on November 7, 2014.  The Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program was also granted accreditation in May 2016.  The next accreditation visit for the School of Education is in 2021.

Annual Reporting Measures

As part of the CAEP accreditation process, every Education Preparation Provider (EPP) must report and prominently display data on its website relating to eight Annual Reporting Measures established by CAEP. EPPs have the flexibility to select data that align with CAEP’s measures. Below is the data for the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) EPP.

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Data for Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development are not yet available. The EPP is waiting for the data from the local school district, which plans to follow up in October 2021. The EPP plans to publish the data and make it available to the public as soon as the data are received.

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Data for measure 2 is collected from the Student Teaching Competency and Evaluation rubric and Educator Disposition Assessment. These performance assessments are used to evaluate teacher candidates during student teaching. Both the K-12 site-based cooperating teachers and the UVI EPP-based university supervisors complete the evaluations at multiple time points. The results included here are summative results from the end of student teaching. Some data are not available due to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the untimely death of the Assessment Coordinator, and the safer-at-home orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers

Data for Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers are not currently available. The employer satisfaction survey is under review and will be discussed at the upcoming Education Advisory Council (EAC) meeting for discussion and input. A revised version will be sent out to employers of program completers, collected, and analyzed. The summary data will be made available to the public by fall 2022.

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

Two surveys are completed by teacher education program completers at the end of their program (EPP completers). The surveys contain multiple questions related to program completers’ self-reported feelings of preparation in specific areas, as well as overall satisfaction with their teacher preparation program. Data for Measure 4 are not currently available but are expected to be made available to the public by spring 2022.

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

The UVI EPP reports the number of teacher candidates admitted into Teacher Education initial certification programs and the program completers. The average year of matriculation is 60 months due to skills requirements and teacher candidates enrolled on a part-time basis. Data for Measure 5 are not available but will be made available this fall, 2021.

Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements

The UVI EPP reports the number of teacher candidates admitted into Teacher Education initial certification programs and the program completers. UVI’s initial certification programs are designed to ensure that 100% of UVI SOE completers meet all state requirements for certification, in accordance with the Virgin Islands Board of Education. 

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions

Data for Measure 7 are not currently available. The UVI SOE EPP plans to collect self-reported data to determine the rate at which certified Initial program completers are employed in teaching or other positions after program completion. It is expected that the data will be made available to the public no later than fall 2022.

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

The UVI EPP reports Cohort Default Rate (CDR) for the university, as well as other consumer information.

The Cohort Default rates will be for FY2018, FY2017, and FY2016. They are not available by academic aid years. The chart is courtesy of FSA Partners and the columns provide the periods and descriptions specific to when the borrowers enter the repayment period(s).

Data specific to teacher education are not provided to the institution.