Success Measures

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

Admission Criteria

Clarkson Graduate Education Students

Demographics of Enrolled Students

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Male 16 23 23 27 39
Female 22 31 60 84 73
Gender: Other 0 0 1 0 0
White 28 42 59 76 75
Black 2 1 6 9 9
Asian 6 12 19 24 23
Native American 0 0 0 0 0
Two or More Races 1 1 0 2 5
Hispanic 4 4 4 6 7
Total Enrolled 38 54 84 111 112

Clinical Experience - MAT Residency

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of students in supervised clinical experience (residency) 26 26 28 40 45
Number of hours/student in supervised clinical experiences 800 800 800 800 800
Number of full-time clinical faculty 3.5 3.5 4.5 5.5 5.5
Total number of students endorsed for NYS certification 26 22 22 37 37

Enrollment - Certificates and Extensions

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Languages other than English Extension (grades 1-6) 5 5 0 10 8
Middle Childhood Extension (grades 5-6) 2 2 4 7 4
Certificate of Advanced Study - English to Speakers of Other Languages 0 0 9 23 20
Total number of students endorsed for NYS certification 7 7 6 24 23

Endorsement for Certification

Number endorsed for certification disaggregated by subject and area of certification

  2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
English 7-12 3 3 0 3 2
Mathematics 7-12 4 1 4 7 6
Social Studies 7-12 4 4 5 4 0
Biology/Living Environment 7-12 3 0 2 0 2
Business K-12 n/a n/a n/a n/a 3
Chemistry 7-12 0 3 1 3 3
Earth Science/Physical Environment 7-12 1 3 1 2 2
Physics 7-12 3 1 1 0 0
Technology PK-12 0 1 1 1 1
Chinese 7-12 5 5 2 7 7
French 7-12 0 0 1 2 0
German 7-12 0 0 0 0 0
Greek 7-12 0 0 0 0 0
Latin 7-12 2 0 0 2 1
Russian 7-12 0 0 0 0 0
Spanish 7-12 1 1 1 1 0
English to Speakers of Other Languages P-12 0 0 5 5 10

Statement on 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

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. 

Accreditation Standards & Measures

The Clarkson educational programs are accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation. Below is an overview of the measurements used by Clarkson to demonstrate candidate learning outcomes and graduate success.

Standard 1: Candidate/Completer Performance Program completers perform as professional educators with the capacity to support success for all learners. Candidates and completers exhibit the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions of competent, caring, and effective professional educators. Successful candidate performance requires knowledge of learners, context, and content. Candidates demonstrate the ability to plan for and enact and/or support instruction and assessment that is differentiated and culturally responsive. Evidence shows that, by the time of program completion, candidates exhibit knowledge, skills, and abilities of professional educators appropriate to their target credential or degree.
Provider-Selected Measures Explanation of Performance Expectation Level or Extent of Success, 2018-2019 Level or Extent of Success, 2019-2020 Level or Extent of Success, 2020-2021
Residency Pre-service Assessment (Validated) Full-year teaching residency assessment. Candidates must meet expectations in 80% of the 21 categories to progress. 96% of graduating students met expectations. 96% of graduating students met expectations. 100% of graduating students met expectations.
Content Specialty Test (New York State Teacher Certification Exam) (Validated) Candidates must pass the exam in their respective content area for certification. 100% of graduates passed the CST. (NYS pass rate, 83%.) 100% of graduates passed the CST (NYS pass rate, 80%.) 93% of graduates passed the CST (NYS pass rate, 82%)
Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). (New York State Teacher Certification Exam) (Validated) Candidates must pass the exam in their respective content area for certification. 96% of graduates passed the edTPA. (NYS pass rate, 85%.) 97% of graduates passed the EdTPA (NYS pass rate, 87%.) The edTPA was not offered in 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Educating All Students Exam (New York State Teacher Certification Exam) (Validated) Candidates must pass the exam for certification.  96% of graduates passed the EAS. (NYS pass rate, 82%.) 100% of graduates passed the EAS (NYS pass rate, 89%) 99.3% of graduates passed the EAS (NYS pass rate, 92%)
Previous institution (undergraduate and graduate) course evaluation Minimum GPA of 3.0.  100% of candidates met the minimum GPA 3.0 threshold.  91.3% of candidates met the minimum GPA 3.0 threshold. 88% of candidates met the minimum GPA 3.0 threshold.
Standard 2: Completer Professional Competence and Growth Program completers adapt to working in a variety of contexts and grow as professionals. Program completers engage in professional practice in educational settings and show that they have the skills and abilities to do so in a variety of additional settings and community/cultural contexts. For example, candidates must have broad and general knowledge of the impact of culture and language on learning, yet they cannot, within the context of any given program, experience working with the entire diversity of student identities, or in all types of school environments. Candidate preparation includes first-hand professional experience accompanied by reflection that prepares candidates to engage effectively in different contexts they may encounter throughout their careers.
Community Service Requirement 10 hours of community service.  100% of students completed the requirement.  70.5% of students completed the requirement. Opportunities limited by COVID-19. The community service requirement was suspended in 2020-2021 due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
edTPA Rubric 2. Planning to support varied students learning needs Cohort average score. Scale of 0-4. Average cohort score: 2.80 Average cohort score: 2.96 Data not available, edTPA not offered in 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
edTPA Rubric 3. Using knowledge of students to inform teaching and learning Cohort average score. Scale of 0-4.  Average cohort score: 3.17 Average cohort score: 3.06. Data not available, edTPA not offered in 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
edTPA Rubric 4. Identifying and supporting language demands Cohort average score. Scale of 0-4.  Average cohort score: 3.0 Average cohort score: 2.83. Data not available, edTPA not offered in 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
edTPA Rubric 6. Learning environment Cohort average score. Scale of 0-4.  Average cohort score: 3.15 Average cohort score: 3.02. Data not available, edTPA not offered in 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NC-SARA Regulations

As required by NC-SARA regulations, Clarkson University has not made a determination as to whether its Education Department programs meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in states other than New York. While most other states hire certified teachers from New York, individual state's regulations change frequently. Clarkson recommends students speak with their advisor and Career Services to prepare for licensure in another state.