Teacher Effectiveness Case Studies

Meeting CAEP 4.1 and 4.2 - A case study approach Studying the Preparation of Effective K-12 Teachers Across Disciplines

The College of Education at Southern Connecticut State University is conducting a case study to follow a group of SCSU program completers in the field to gain empirical insight into the effectiveness of their teaching and their impact on the learning of their P-12 school students over a number of years.

The first phase of this project started in the academic year 2017-2018. A group of faculty secured a grant to help with the research expenses. The findings of this study, combined with other measures, will help plan continuous improvement of our various programs as we will be studying the outcomes of our program preparation at the point where they most matter: in classrooms and in schools.

The paramount goal of the various teacher preparation programs is to prepare future teachers who will have a positive impact on the learning on P-12 students. This goal is also a cornerstone for our accreditation, as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires us to demonstrate the impact of completers on P-12 student learning and development. Results of the case study will be disseminated at the end of each cycle of research.