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Riley College of Education and Leadership (DATA)

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is committed to the continual assessment and improvement of its programs in an effort to provide a quality education that meets professional standards and the expectations of our students.

The college regularly reviews satisfaction survey data collected from current students, alumni, faculty, and employers of alumni administered by the Walden Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Data collected from these surveys is used to gain insight into the student experience within our professional education programs as well as the perceptions of graduates about the impact obtaining a degree at Walden has had on their careers as professional educators. The college also engages in additional data collection activities (e.g., research studies, collection of program assessment data, interviews, focus groups, and educator preparation program graduate and employer follow up surveys) to ensure that students are acquiring the necessary competencies and expertise to be more effective educators.

The links below provide information on students, alumni, and employers of alumni from professional education programs within the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.

Part I includes data and information addressing:

  • Program graduates’ impact on P-12 learning
  • Indicators of program graduates’ teaching effectiveness
  • Employer satisfaction and employment milestones
  • Satisfaction of program graduates

Part II contains data focusing on program outcomes including:

  • Graduation rates
  • Graduates meeting licensing and state requirements
  • Ability of program graduates to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
  • Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Part III provides data on:

  • Student demographics
  • Student satisfaction
  • Results from our faculty survey


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