Program Success Data

The mission of the Department of Education is to elevate the teaching profession by educating the next generation of teachers. We achieve this mission through:

  • Rigor – alignment with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Residency – full-year, mentored induction into the profession
  • Modeling – scaffolded professional teaching interactions and practices
  • Teamwork – deliberate, cohort-based, collaborative experiences
  • Growth mindset – a purposeful commitment to fostering growth and reflection

Measures of our success toward meeting our goals include the following objective data:

  • 100% job placement of Master of Arts in Teaching candidates since 2016
  • 93% or higher pass rate on all New York State Teacher Certification Exams
  • 93% 5-year persistence rate among alumni in the field

To continually improve upon our teacher education model, the programs have recently integrated the following support for graduate candidates and alumni:

  • 15-hour seminar on diversity and inclusion
  • 10-hour workshop series on the job market
  • An annual alumni event with professional development opportunities

Our Quality Assessments

The Clarkson Department of Education has an integrated and comprehensive quality assurance program, which includes:

  • An Advisory Board made up of alumni, school partners from public, independent and charter schools, and community partners. The Board meets twice annually to tackle challenges in the field and lend expertise to strategic planning and departmental decisions.
  • Institutional course evaluations
  • Annual faculty evaluations
  • A validated, residency assessment instrument which is part of a national consortium providing benchmarking and comparative data annually
  • A validated dispositions tool to measure and provide feedback to all candidates on their growth toward developing professional dispositions
  • New York State Teacher Certification Exams, including the Educating All Students exam and Content Specialty Tests
  • A culture of continual assessment, research and redesign with the goal of meeting the needs of our school partners and larger education field

For further details, please see the Education Department's annual accreditation report at this link

Success Measures

New York Educating All Student Exam Pass Rate 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Because fewer than ten students are in each of the disciplinary cohorts (biology, Chinese, math, etc.), the CST reported scores are not disaggregated by discipline.

New York State Content Speciality Test Pass Rates from 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023

MAT - Accreditation


Clarkson University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The following programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP and the New York State Education Department through June 30, 2026:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, secondary disciplines
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Technology is a cross-cutting theme in all Clarkson Master of Arts in Teaching courses. Candidates are continually expected to use technology in service to their curriculum design and instruction with a focus on modeling and teaching effective applications of technology to students. ED 560 Modern Teacher weaves together the latest trends in the field of teaching with the impact technology is having on the field. All students prepare and present screencasts, voicethreads, and a variety of different classroom-ready applications. In addition to coursework, all candidates complete a full-year teaching residency during which they are specifically evaluated on their effective use of technology as a teaching and learning tool.

Teaching for All Learners

As is the case with technology, the integration of strategies to effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities and students with limited English proficiency cuts across all of the Master of Arts in Teaching curriculum. Topics related to student support are the specific focus of ED 550 Effective Teaching for All Learners. This course includes detailed instruction related to teaching strategies, education law, and current research. In addition to the formal coursework, candidates write daily lesson plans throughout their full-year residency. The required lesson plan format asks candidates to apply their learned teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students. Candidates' mentors and university supervisors read and provide feedback on all lesson plans. 

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