Office of Postsecondary
U.S. Department of Education
Annual Institutional Questionnaire on Teacher Preparation: Academic year: 1999-2000
Institution name: University of Montevallo
Respondent name and title: Terry Roberson, Dean, College of Education
Respondent phone number: (205) 665-6360 Fax:(205) 665-6337
Electronic mail address: email@example.com
Address: Station 6360, College of Education
University of Montevallo
City: Montevallo State: AL Zip code: 35115
Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act mandates that the Department of Education collect data on state assessments, other requirements, and standards for teacher certification and licensure, as well as data on the performance of teacher preparation programs. The law requires the Secretary to use these data in submitting an annual report on the quality of teacher preparation to the Congress. The first Secretarial report is due April 7, 2002. Annual state reports to the Secretary are first due on October 7, 2001. Data from institutions with teacher preparation programs are due to states annually, beginning April 7, 2001, for use by states in preparing annual report cards to the Secretary.
Paperwork Burden Statement
This is a required data collection. Response is not voluntary. According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1840-0744 (expiration date: 4/30/2003). The time required for institutions to complete this information collection is estimated to average 66 hours per response, including the time to review instructions, search existing data resources, gather the data needed, and complete and review the information collection. If you have any comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202-4651. If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this form, write directly to: Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Room 6081, Washington, DC 20006.
Note: The procedures for developing the information required for these tables are explained in the National Center for Education Statistics document entitled Reference and Reporting Guide for Preparing State and Institutional Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation: Title II, Higher Education Act. Terms and phrases in this questionnaire are defined in the glossary, appendix B of the guide.
Section I. Pass rates.
As indicated in the Alabama State Plan for Title II, other than the Alabama Basic Skills Test, Alabama does not now administer a statewide teacher test to undergraduates, nor is a statewide test required of persons who complete an alternative master's level program leading to initial certification in a teaching field. Alabama institutions will not report Alabama BST pass rates for undergraduate program completers because the pass rate for all persons who complete an Alabama undergraduate teacher education program is 100 percent.
Section II. Program information.
(A) Number of students in the regular teacher preparation program at your institution:
Please specify the number of students in your teacher preparation program during academic year 1999-2000, including all areas of specialization.
1.Total number of students enrolled during 1999-2000:_904__
(B) Information about supervised student teaching:
2.How many students (in the regular program and any alternative route programs) were in programs of supervised student teaching during academic year 1999-2000?__149___
3.Please provide the numbers of supervising faculty who were:
_16__Appointed full-time faculty in professional education: an individual who works full time in a school, college, or department of education, and spends at least part of the time in supervision of teacher preparation students.
__0__Appointed part-time faculty in professional education and full-time in the institution: any full time faculty member in the institution who also may be supervising or teaching in the teacher preparation program.
__16_Appointed part-time faculty in professional education, not otherwise employed by the institution: may be part time university faculty or pre-K-12 teachers who supervise prospective teachers. The numbers do not include K-12 teachers who simply receive a stipend for supervising student teachers. >Rather, this third category is intended to reflect the growing trend among institutions of higher education to appoint K-12 teachers as clinical faculty, with the rights and responsibilities of the institution's regular faculty.
Supervising faculty for purposes of this data collection includes all persons who the institution regards as having faculty status and who were assigned by the teacher preparation program to provide supervision and evaluation of student teaching, with an administrative link or relationship to the teacher preparation program.
Total number of supervising faculty for the teacher preparation program during 1999-2000: ____32____4.The student/faculty ratio was (divide the total given in B2. by the number given in B3.): __4.66
5.The average number of hours per week required of student participation in supervised student teaching in these programs was: __40___ hours. The total number of weeks of supervised student teaching required is _16__. The total number of hours required is _640__ hours.
(C) Information about state approval or accreditation of teacher preparation programs:
6. Is your teacher preparation program currently approved or accredited by the state?
__X___ Yes_____ No
7.Is your teacher preparation program currently under a designation as “low-performing” by the state (as per section 208 (a) of the HEA of 1998)?_____ Yes__X__ No
NOTE: See appendix A of the guide for the legislative language referring to “low-performing” programs.
Section III. Contextual information (optional).
Please use this space to provide any additional information that describes your teacher preparation program(s). You may also attach information to this questionnaire.
The University of Montevallo is Alabama’s only public liberal arts university, and as such the University acknowledges the importance of a sound liberal arts education to effective teacher preparation. The University of Montevallo was the first institution in Alabama to establish a warranty program, the Quality Assurance Program, indicating the University’s confidence in those graduates recommended for an Alabama teacher license and its willingness to support further training if deemed necessary by local school officials.
Section IV. Certification.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information in this report is accurate and complete and conforms to the definitions and instructions used in the Reference and Reporting Guide for Preparing State and Institutional Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation.
Terry G. Roberson_____________ Name of responsible institutional representative for teacher preparation program
Dean, College of Education______ Title
Certification of review of submission:
Robert M. McChesney___________ Name of President/Chief Executive (or designee)