School of Education

Good teachers are in demand around the world. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that we’ll need 69 million new teachers by 2030 to meet global education goals. RCU’s School of Education will prepare you to fill those roles, with Christian values and service. You’ll not only receive a strong foundation in curriculum and teaching skills, but also the abilities you need to effectively serve in diverse and challenging schools and global communities in the 21st century.

CAEP Accountability Measures 

 On April 23, 2023, The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) granted Accreditation to Rochester Christian University for a seven-year term at the initial-licensure level. 

Below is a link to the specific programs reviewed by the CAEP Accreditation Council. 

As part of CAEP accreditation, each education preparation provider must report and prominently display data on its website relating to four Annual Reporting Measures established by CAEP. These measures are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact. Rochester Christian University provides descriptions and links to the data below. 

  1. Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness
    • New Educator Effectiveness Ratings: This links to tables that show completer Educator Effectiveness Ratings as reported by the State of Michigan. These ratings incorporate 40% student impact data along with principal observations.
    • Educator Preparation Institution (EPI) 2024 Performance Ratings (for Measure 1): This links to the EPI Performance Ratings which is annually calculated by the Michigan Department of Education, based on ratings in multiple categories. Sources for data include the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) pass rates, surveys of teacher candidates and their supervisors, and school demographics. 

  2. Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement
  3. Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Program Completion
  4. Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared