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Assessment and accreditation

CAEP annual reporting and monitoring

As part of our accreditation from CAEP, we publish information and statistics about students in our initial licensure programs (ILP).

Measures of program impacts

88.3% of 2015/16 candidates who completed the program agree or tend to agree that they would recommend the ILP to other interested candidates.
(from 2017 Transition to Teaching Survey of 2015/16 completers, response rate 87.1%)

Employers agreed or tended to agree that first year teachers from our ILP programs:

(Office of Teacher Education Initial Analysis of 2015/16 Common Metrics Supervisor (Employer) Survey. 71.8% response rate. These survey questions had the most favorable ratings by employers).

Initial licensure program

Candidates may take more than a year to complete the program. For more information on initial licensure program enrollments and completion, see Title II Reports.

Exam pass rate of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE)

The Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations, or MTLEs, are tests taken by candidates as part of applying for a Minnesota teaching license. All candidates for initial licenses take tests in basic skills, content-area knowledge, and pedagogy.

MTLE Aggregate Pass Rates for Completers
MTLE ExamInstitutional Pass Rate (UMN)MN Statewide Pass Rate
2015/1694%92%
2014/1596%90%
2013/1495%92%
2012/1399%91%

Data was developed from Pearson MTLE Analyzer Site. For more information on initial licensure program enrollments and completion, see Title II Reports.

Jobs after program completion

90.0% of students reported that they had a teaching position within six months of completing the initial licensure program requirements. (Teachers who completed initial licensure in 2016/2017

(from 2017 Transition to Teaching Survey of 2015/16 completers, response rate 87.1%)

Student loan default rate

The campus-wide student loan default rate for the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is 2.1% in Fiscal Year 2014. To search default rates of other postsecondary institutions, please visit the National Student Loan Data System.