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CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has eight annual reporting measures, which are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact.

Initial Licensure and Advanced Level Programs Reviewed and Accredited by CAEP

Below are the eight reporting measures for our undergraduate and graduate initial licensure programs and advanced licensure programs with links to data tables that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development 

The Goodwin College of Education (GCOE) is in the process of collecting data about its program completers’ impact on P-12 learning and development. 

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness

The Goodwin College of Education is in the process of collecting data about its program completers’ teaching effectiveness. 

3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

Results of Employer Surveys for Initial Programs

The Goodwin College of Education is in the process of collecting current data on employers’ satisfaction with the preparation of Goodwin College of Education graduates for their assigned responsibilities in working with P-12 students.

Employer Surveys for Advanced Programs

4. Satisfaction of completers

Results of Program Alumni Surveys for Initial Programs

One year after completion of their program, initial teacher licensure candidates complete the GCOE Alumni Survey assessing how well they feel their Goodwin College of Education teacher education programs prepared them for their teaching career. Completers indicate the quality of their teacher preparation on four possible levels of preparation: Distinguished (4), Proficient (3), Basic (2) and Unsatisfactory (1).

Results of Program Alumni Surveys for Advanced Programs

The Literacy Education program surveyed its alumni in fiscal year 2017 and asked 29 questions regarding their experience in the program based on the International Literacy Association Standards 2010. Percentages are based on "agree (4)" and "strongly agree (5)".

Completer Surveys

5. Graduation Rates

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IR) generated a report of persistence and graduation rates based on fall enrollment data from 2014-2018. Persistence rate is defined as the percentage of students who were admitted to a teacher preparation program (cohort) and were enrolled in the subsequent fall term OR who graduated by the subsequent fall term. Graduation rate is simply the percentage of admitted students who graduated in a given year.

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements and additional state requirements

Content Exam Pass Rate Reports - Program Completers

The following document lists the Content Exam pass rate results for Goodwin College of Education program completers. The Goodwin College of Education defines program completers as individuals who earn a teacher education degree with eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois.

The following documents provide information on the total number and percentage of candidates who met their licensure requirements and were entitled for their respective licensure areas.
Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) Results

The following document provides information on how our candidates performed on the edTPA by fiscal year. The edTPA is required for initial teaching licensure in Illinois. State and national performance data is provided for comparison points.

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

The Goodwin College of Education is in the process of collecting data about the ability of its program completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared.  

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Student Loan Default Rates

Three-year student loan default rates can be found at Applying for Student Loans.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year.

Cost of Attendance

Northeastern Illinois University as the distinction of being recognized by U.S. News & World Report and LendEDU, as best in the state and among the nation’s leaders at graduating students with the least debt. Information about Northeastern Illinois University’s cost of attendance can be found at NEIU Costs of Attendance. This site lists the University’s tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate students for the most recent and upcoming academic year. Also included on this site is a chart delineating the estimated costs for continuing students since the 2014-2015 academic year for undergraduate students (Resident and Non-Resident). This link provides specific costs for teacher preparation students and advanced programs within the Goodwin College of Education.


The University offers numerous scholarship opportunities to students. A list of available scholarships can be found at Scholarships and also on the Goodwin College of Education website.

The table below highlights the total amount of monies awarded for FY19, and the number of student recipients per academic year.

NEIU Snapshot

Teacher Salaries

The Illinois Report Card provides information on average teacher salary for public school teachers. The average state teacher salary for the past five years has ranged from $61,155 to $64,516. Please see Illinois Report Card-2016-2017, which can be found at Teacher Salaries.