Assessment system and policy
Annual Report Measures
Philander Smith College is an accredited Educator Preparation Provider that prepares culturally competent teachers, who understand, model and demonstrate a commitment to rigorous national standards for teaching and to improving teaching and learning for students in diverse urban and rural settings through face to face instruction, clinically supervised demonstration of pedagogical proficiency, technology-enhanced lessons and multiple measures of quality.
Aligned with the mission of the College, the mission of Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is to graduate academically accomplished professionals prepared to model critical and creative thinking to improve the quality of life for students, their families, the community, and a global society. Furthermore, the EPP is committed to preparing outstanding educators who will become community, national, and world leaders, promote excellence, equity, and model appreciation for diversity in the classroom as advocates for social justice.
The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is guided by the shared vision and core values expressed in the Department’s Conceptual Framework. Within the Conceptual Framework, the context is outlined for how the institutional, state, and professional standards are addressed in the programs that prepare candidates to be the FORCE in the teaching/learning process. The conceptual framework influences the course of study, the strategies for teaching, program coherence, and appropriate assessment strategies to accurately measure student outcomes.
The results of Satisfaction Surveys for our program completers and the satisfaction of employers are provided for review.