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Meredith College is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All of the Education programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2029. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.  You can view AAQEP’s annual report on Meredith College here.

Accomplishments of Program Graduates

  • 91% Pass rate on Licensure Tests
  • 100% job placement for those who sought positions in public, private, charter schools in N.C. and out-of-state
  • 77% employed in N.C. public schools within one year of program completion
  • According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 88% of completers felt they were very well prepared for the real-world of classrooms
  • Select leadership positions: Grade level chair, PLC Chair, Leadership Team, Curriculum Review Team
  • Select Awards: First Year Teachers of the Year, Teachers of the Year, Outstanding Young Educator of the Year
  • National Board Certified Teachers, Top 50 Alma Maters
  • North Carolina Kenan Fellows

Teacher Education Program Data (2022-2023) 

Total Number of Initial Licensure Completers (all programs): 48

Undergraduate Characteristics

  • Average GPA: 3.4
  • Average ACT Composite: 26.75
  • Average SAT Composite: 1220


Graduate Characteristics

  • Average GPA: 3.33


Undergraduate Retention and Program Completion Rate

  • Retention rate (Admission to teacher education to student teaching): 90%
  • Program completion rate (Student teaching to program completion): 100%


Graduate Retention and Graduation Rate (MAT)

  • Retention rate (Admission to program to student teaching): 100%
  • Graduation rate (Student teaching to program completion): 100%


Undergraduate Completion Rates by Time to Completion, Formally Admitted

  • Full time program completers, completed within 3 years/6 semesters: 100%
  • Part-time program completers, completed within 8 semesters: 100%


Graduate (MAT) Completion Rates by Time to Completion

  • Full-time graduate students, completed within 3 years/6 semesters: 100%
  • Part-time graduate students, completed within 7 semesters: 100%

Beginning Teacher Performance Data 

Standard 1: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership

  • 100% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.

Standard 2: Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students

  • 100% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.

Standard 3: Teachers Know the Content They Teach

  • 98% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.

Standard 4: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students

  • 99% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.

Standard 5: Teachers Reflect on Their Practice

  • 100% of teachers were rated Proficient or above.

Standard 6: Teachers Facilitate Student Academic Growth

  • 85% of teachers were rated Meets or Exceeds Expected Growth.


Source: N.C. Department of Public Instruction

*Data on this page is updated annually by March 31 or when data is provided by NCDPI. NCDPI reports data from two years prior to the current academic year.

Education at Meredith College

Find out what sets Meredith's education programs apart and why our teachers are among the best regionally and nationally.


Find out what sets Meredith’s education programs apart and why our teachers are among the best regionally and nationally.

Contact Information
Heather Bower
Assistant Professor; Department Head, Education
207-B Ledford
(919) 760-8061
bowerhea@meredith.edu
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