Annual Reporting Measures for CAEP Standards

HUSOE is a CAEP-accredited provider that prepares dynamic teachers, educational leaders and human service professionals committed to improve teaching, learning and research in urban and other diverse settings. Significant features of our academic programs include opportunity to travel abroad for global education experiences, engagement with our Urban Superintendents Academy and the Ph.D program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies. As demonstrated by our U.S. News & World Report ranking among the best graduate schools of education, we continuously move forward to become a premier leader in educator preparation. The annual reporting measures on CAEP standards are displayed below.

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Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Howard University School of Education completers have a positive impact on P-12 learning and development, and are effective in their employment settings. The table below was provided by the District of Columbia Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on HU’s Educator Preparation Provider impact on the District of Columbia School System (DCPS). 

The table shows the percentage of program completers employed as first-year teachers in DC LEAs during school years 2018-19 and 2019-20, who earned ratings of effective or higher for 2017-18 and 2018-19. OSSE permits EPPs to have the autonomy to define “effective teaching” under their teacher evaluation system. The evidence shows our completers are highly effective with a rating of 85.7% compared to all EPP completers who scored 81.9% effectiveness. 

Effective Ratings First Year Completers chart

Additionally, the graph below provides information on our first-year completers who teach in 8 different wards in DC. Our completers taught in wards 1,4,5 and 8. For all districts except for Ward 4, our completers scored effective or highly effectiveness; therefore, indicating our completers have a positive impact on student learning and growth. 

Effective Ratings for HU Completers by Ward chart

Ward 4 Demographics

According to DCPS profile, Ward 4 is in the northernmost tip of the District of Columbia. A predominantly African American community with a growing Hispanic population, the majority of its residents is working aged adults who are employed in the civilian sector.

Further there are major health challenges due to high death rates related to heart disease, cancer, and essential hypertension much of this is aligned to a lack physical exercise and a history health of disparities.

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The Principles of Learning and Teaching Praxis tests measure general pedagogical knowledge. The overall pass rate across all grade levels for our teacher candidates is 90%. The HUSOE target pass rate is 80%. The target pass rate has been exceeded for the last three years. For each grade level, our candidates highly exceed the required score as such indicates a high degree of teaching effectiveness.

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness
Source: 1 yr. Pass Rate: Attending Institution Data DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Satisfaction Rates

Employer Satisfaction

HUSOE has a long history as one of the top ten educator preparation programs that prepare teachers for several local school districts and on a national level. We asked several members of our teacher education council comprised of principals, superintendents, and directors. The following results indicate our completers continue to do well according to our employers who indicate they are “very satisfied” with their performance.  On average, our completers have an employment rate of 80% or higher. This trend has been consistently based on several years of data.

Employee Satisfaction Chart


Employee Chart

Completer Satisfaction

Reflective practitioners believe all children can learn and all individuals can thrive.

  • They demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors with students and clients.
  • They continuously engage in self-reflection.
  • They work to improve the content and/or processes of their instruction or service delivery in response to their reflections.
  • They develop/implement assessment, instructional, and/or intervention plans that are data driven, culturally responsive and linked to sound theory.

On average, seventy percent (70%) of HUSOE completers agree their training prepared them to engage in reflective practice. Completers are most satisfied with their marketability and preparation for the job market in their area of study.


Elem BS 2019 Cohort

According to the National Clearing House, the 6-year completion rate is 76.5% for AY 2019-2020. Similarly, HU’s on-time completion rate is 70% for Elementary Education bachelor’s level students.

The following two questions asked our Alumni in teacher education what is their current status and their employment status? Those who responded stated that they are fully employed or continuing their education.


Current Work Status

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates represent initial and advanced cohorts in teacher preparation. For the initial 2013 cohort, the 6-yr graduation rate is 17% and fall 2014 cohort 4-yr graduation rate is 33% and 5-yr is 50%. For advanced level, Fall 2013 cohort graduation rate is 100% and for fall 2014 5-yr graduation rate is 92%. 

Graduation Rates

Retention Rates

For initial undergraduate Fall 2017 and Fall, 2018 1-yr retention rates are 53% and 90% respectively. For advanced cohorts for Fall 2014 and Fall, 2018 1-yr retention rates are 100% and 50% respectively. For the advanced programs, sample sizes for the corresponding years are N=1 and N=2, therefore the data represents small sample sizes.

Retention rates chart


Licensing Rates

The HUSOE target pass rate for Title II (initial and advanced level) exams is 80%. For AY 2019-2020, the number of test-takers was below 10. For AY 2018-2019, candidates experienced a pass rate below the target, however, the state overall average rate was 77%, both below 80% pass rates. Candidates who do not meet the state cutoff score for Praxis Core or ACT/SAT are not admitted into the HUSOE program. Praxis II Content Knowledge exam pass rates for HUSOE completers ranged from 62% to 85% in AY 2019- 2020.

Licensing Rates

Employment Rates

A survey of completers revealed that 62.2% were able to be hired in education positions. Close to half of our students report they are working in a P-12 school setting. The second largest group reported working at the county, state, or federal government. Others (16.2%) report working in a four-year college or university.

Work Position
Work Enviornment
Employment rate by student teacher chart


Other Data & Information

  • There are 6430 undergraduate students.
  • 1925 Freshman students
  • 99% of freshmen are from outside the DC area
  • 98% of freshman live on campus
  • Fall 2019 Incoming Freshman ACT --> 27
  • Composite SAT--> 1260
  • GPA 3.59 on a 4.0 scale

4-Year Private Non-Profit Institution

  • Campus setting: Large city
  • School size: 89 buildings on 257 acres (149 acres in Washington DC and 108 in Maryland)
  • 68:32 Female to male ratio
  • Diversity: Students from more than 62 countries

The university has 62 countries related across the globe. The largest international represent is Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. The university is pleased with our international student interest and believes it adds to a rich diverse college experience.

Primary Placement Locations

  • District of Columbia
  • Howard County, MD
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Prince George's County, MD
Average Cost of Attendance Average Scholarship/Grant Average Student Loan Amount (default rate = 8.0%)
$43,471 $22,738 $20,299