CAEP Accountability Measures

The advanced certification programs in the School of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

In accordance with CAEP requirements, supporting evidence on the following performance measures is presented annually to inform the public of program outcomes and program impacts.  

Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement

An employer satisfaction survey of 2019-20 advanced-level program completers was conducted in Spring 2021 in collaboration with the Center of Alaska Education Policy Research, an independent research unit of the Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Question: To what extent do you agree or disagree that the educator does the following: Agree   Disagree
Collaborate with professional colleagues and/or community leaders (e.g. Alaska Native Elders, village councils, leaders within culturally and linguistically diverse communities) in community settings. 94% 6%
Collaborate with culturally and linguistically diverse families to support students' academic development. 100% 0%
Collaborate with culturally and linguistically diverse families to support students' social and emotional development. 100% 0%
Critically analyze research. 85% 15%
Examine critical questions through inquiry. 87% 13%
Apply research-based practice to Alaska's educational context. 76% 24%
Engage in self-reflection that builds dispositions required for success in the role for which they were prepared. 87% 13%
Personalize instruction based on assessment of student learning. 93% 7%
Use technology to maximize student learning. 94% 6%
Practice ethical use of technology. 100% 0%
Use technology for professional development. 94% 6%
Overall, do you agree that you are satisfied with the preparation of your teachers/administrators who are UAA graduates? 100% 0%

Participation rate - 46% (n=17)

Characteristics of 2019-20 advanced-level program completers who participated in the survey:

100% work in a school/district
100% work in a traditional public school/district
76% work in urban or urban fringe areas
24% work in rural remote/rural hub areas
69% sought employment in the licensure area of their UAA programs
100% work in an area in which they hold a license
33% work in an elementary level setting
42% work in a middle/high school level setting
8% work in a K-12 level setting
17% work in a district level setting
90% plan to work six or more years in their licensure area
75% had access to a formal induction/mentoring program
24% have obtained additional degrees or licenses since completion of their UAA programs

Completer Achievements and Awards 2017-2020

2019 National Assistant Principal of the Year, National Association of Secondary School Principals
2019 Region 7 Principal of the Year, Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals
2017, 2018, and 2019 Class of National Distinguished Principals, National Association of Elementary School Principals
2018 and 2019 Alaska State Special Education Inclusive Practice Award Nominee
2017 BP Teachers of Excellence Award
2017 KTVA Teachers of the Week (partner teachers)
2017 Magic 98.9 Teachers of the Month (partner teachers)
2 EDL program graduates pursued preparation for the superintendent endorsement in Alaska (6 in the past 7 years)
13 Special Education program completers pursued advanced preparation in the M.Ed. in Special Education
24 Language Education program completers pursued advanced preparation in the M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning 

Candidate Competency at Program Completion

Advanced Licensure and Endorsement Programs - 2018-2021

All candidates in the following programs must meet Alaska DEED licensing requirements as a condition of completion of the program: Graduate Certificate in Special Education, MEd Educational Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership.

Candidates in the Language Education program are not required to complete all AK DEED licensing requirements as a condition of completion of the program. Candidates interested in earning the endorsement must meet all AK DEED licensing requirements. 

Ability of completers to be hired in the area of licensure or certification

 Program/Year % Graduates Employed
in Alaskan Schools
MEd Ed Leadership  
2021 100%
2020 100%
2019 78%
2018 83%
Grad Cert Principal  
2021 100%
2020 94%
2019 87%
2018 92%
Grad Cert Special Education  
2021 100%
2020 100%
 2019 86%
2018 77%
Grad Cert Language Education  
2021 100%
2020 100%
2019 100%
2018 91%

Source: Alaska Department of Education and Early Development