How Are Our Graduates Doing?
WCE Alumni and Employer Feedback Surveys Spring 2013
Results of WCE Alumni and Employer Feedback surveys administered in Spring 2013 indicate that WCE graduates are knowledgeable and proficient education professionals dedicated to improving schools and society.
WCE Alumni Survey Results
Alumni responded to survey items about the impact of their WCE degree or licensure program and to survey items about their current professional practice.
The highest rated items about the impact of WCE degree or licensure programs were:
- Helped me develop appropriate professional dispositions and values;
- Increased/reinforced my dedication to improving schools; and
- Helped me develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a proficient education professional.
The highest rated items about current professional practice were:
- Upholding ethical standards to ensure just and respectful educational practices;
- Valuing diversity in teaching and learning;
- Developing nurturing environments essential for growth, positive relationships, and new ideas; and
- Engaging in continual reflection for learning, growth, and change.
In addition, many alumni indicated that they have earned National Board Certification, additional certifications/licensures, and teaching awards. Alumni were also asked to provide examples of instances where they made positive impacts on student learning. Most examples fell into categories of affective impacts/professional dispositions, school/grade level leadership, and classroom strategy/program implementation.
WCE Employer Feedback Survey Results
Employers responded to survey items about the practices of their employees who are graduates of the WCE. The majority of employers gave positive ratings on all survey items.
The highest rated items were:
- Work well with others in the organization;
- Have the knowledge and skills needed to be a proficient education professional;
- Uphold ethical standards to ensure just and respectful educational practices;
- Effectively engage learners; and
- Demonstrate appropriate professional dispositions and values.
Employers noted particular strength in instructional strategies, knowledge of curriculum/content, and collaboration with colleagues.