KSDE (Kansas State Department of Education) and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) have eight annual reporting measures that are used to provide information to the public about Baker Educator Preparation Programs’ outcome and program impact.

Undergraduate Programs at the School of Education (USOE) for Teacher Initial Programs

The following programs were granted KSDE and CAEP accreditation  on October 23, 2017.   Accreditation status is effective between fall 2017 and spring 2024 (10/23/17-6/30/24). The next site visit for USOE teacher initial programs takes place in the fall of 2023.

  • Biology – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Business – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Chemistry – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Elementary Education – Baccalaureate Degree
  • English – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Health – Baccalaureate Degree
  • History, Government, and Social Studies – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Mathematics – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Middle Level English – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Middle Level Mathematics – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Music Education (General, Instrumental, Vocal) – Baccalaureate Degree
  • Physical Education – Baccalaureate Degree

Graduate Programs at the School of Education (GSOE) for Advanced Programs

  • District Leadership (PK-12) – Doctoral Degree
  • Building Leadership – Master’s Degree
  • High Incidence Disabilities – Master’s Degree

Annual Report Section 4—Display of Annual Reporting Measures

The eight reporting measures for our School of Education undergraduate programs (USOE) and the School of Education graduate programs (GSOE) and the links to data tables are below. The tables provide supporting evidence for each measure.

1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

Data for Component 4.1 is not yet available. The EPP plans to refine its data collection, and data for this measure are expected to become available to the public by June 30, 2021.

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

Data for Component 4.2 is not yet available. The EPP plans to refine its data collection, and data for this measure are expected to become available to the public by June 30, 2021.

3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3, Adv 4.1)

Data for Component 4.3, Adv 4.1 is not yet available. The EPP plans to refine its data collection, and data for this measure are expected to become available to the public by June 30, 2021.

4. Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4, Adv 4.2)

Data for Component 4.4, Adv 4.2 is not yet available. The EPP plans to refine its data collection and data for this measure are expected to become available to the public by June 30, 2021.

5. Graduation Rates (Component 5.4)

The following tables provide data for the USOE and GSOE educator program preparation programs by cohort.  The USOE cohort is defined as the year that the candidate enrolls in ED 243 Introduction to Education.  Cohorts in GSOE are defined as the enrollment in the first core course in each graduate program.  Data include active status, contextual information on candidates and graduation rates.

Masters’ candidates most often complete their programs in two years.  Doctoral candidates have six years to complete the degree program.  They can apply for the District Leadership license if they have completed all of the coursework and portfolio.  The six-year time frame allows candidates to complete the dissertation and all requirements.

School of Education Undergraduates
MSSL Building Leader
EdD PK-12 District Leader
MSSE Special Education

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements and additional state requirements (Component 5.4)

Educator preparation program (EPP) pass rates allow students considering a career as a teacher to compare the performance of educator candidates from Baker University’s educator preparation programs to Kansas and national pass rate averages on the tests required for licensure as a teacher in Kansas.

What the Pass Rates Indicate

The pass rate indicates the percentage of candidates from a college or university that took and passed the examinations. Note that some candidates may take these examinations before they complete the educational program at the college or university, which could affect the pass rate.  Data is extracted from Educational Testing Service (ETS) Data Manager.  N represents examinees who took the indicated exam during the specific testing period and self-reported that they attended Baker University School of Education.  National performance data are provided for comparison.

Pass Rate Data are Just One Factor When Choosing a University EPP

Please note that the test data was not collected nor is it intended to be used for the purpose of evaluating individual teacher preparation programs; many factors affect test score data. The data are provided as a service to interested individuals and represent only one of many sources of information that should be carefully considered when making college application decisions. Additionally, other criteria should be considered when applying to an institution of higher education, such as financial resources expended by the institution, curriculum offered, and the experience and number of advanced degrees held by the faculty, just to name a few. Parents and students should consider a variety of factors when making application decisions.

School of Education Pass Rates
High Incidence Praxis Pass Rates
SLLA Praxis Pass Rates
SSA Praxis Pass Rates

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (Component 5.4)

Baker School of Education collects employment data of its program completers in several ways.  We utilize email communication between program completers, social media, Teacher Education and Licensure database at KSDE, and Baker faculty and graduates networking.  The table below provides the percentages of program completers in USOE who were employed the first year after program completion.  Graduates from 18-19 have a 94% employment rate for their first teaching job. Graduates of our School of Education graduate programs are currently employed in education in order to complete program requirements.

 Undergraduate Programs Employment Table
 Graduate Programs Promotions Table
 Doctoral Program Promotions Table

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information (Component 5.4)

The U.S. Department of Education releases official default rates once per year. A cohort default rate is the percentage of an institution’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, October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. View Baker University’s student loan default rates for fiscal years 2015, 2016, 2017. Baker’s current student loan default rate as reported to Baker’s Financial Aid Office is 7.5% for FY2017.

According to FY2017 Official National Cohort Default Rates, officially proprietary colleges had the highest rate of default at 14.7% compared to 9.3% public and 6.7% at private colleges. Nationally averaging the default rates of all colleges turned out to be 9.7%


Baker School of Education provides these financial awards to be applied to the following year’s tuition:
•    Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Education
•    Carol Lee Miller and Carla Miller Reynolds Scholarship
•    E. Vincent “Doc” Reichley Scholarship
•    Helen Bauer Endowed Scholarship
•    Rose Lister Goertz Scholarship
•    Clara Louise Johanning-Dufrene Scholarship
•    Dan and Peggy Harris Scholarship
•    Joyce Haskins Fox Scholarship

Graduates who earn a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baker are eligible for a 10% tuition discount when they enroll in Baker’s Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Special Education, or Master of Science in School Leadership program.