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Wheaton College has been granted program approval in the following areas by the Illinois State Board of Education >>

  • Elementary Education
  • Biology
  • English
  • History/Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Physical Science (Chemistry, Geology, or Physics)
  • World Languages (French, German, Spanish)

In addition, Wheaton's education unit is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, CAEP >> (formerly National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, NCATE). The most recent site visit for accreditation was in November 2006. Updated data from 2010 - 2013 graduates is available on the WheTEACH website >> prepared by a research mentoring group of undergraduate education students.

The department also collects data annually from the principals of the schools in which Wheaton College teacher candidates complete their practica. The most recent data is available here (PDF).

Title II Information

Title II data is required and compiled by the United States Department of Education to report on the quality of teacher preparation and states' requirements and assessments for initial teaching credentials.

ILLINOIS CERTIFICATION TESTING SYSTEM
Annual Institution Report
Program Year: 2012-2013
Process date: 04-16-14
Institution: 055-Wheaton College
Number of Program Completers: 56

   Institution: Wheaton College
Test Field/
Category
Number
Tested
Number
Passed
Pass Rate
Academic Content Areas
105 Science:
Biology
3 3
106 Science:
Chemistry
1 1
110 Elem/
Middle Grades
28 28 100%
111 English
Lang. Arts
6 6
114 Social Science:
History
3 3  
115 Mathematics 2 2

116 Science:
Physics

1
1

127 Foreign Lang:
French

1 1

128 Foreign Lang:
German
0
0
135 Foreign Lang:
Spanish
1 1
143 Music 10 10 100%
Aggregate  56 56 100%
       
Professional Knowledge/Pedagogy
102 APT: K-9 28 28 100%
103 APT: 6-12 16 16 100%
104 APT: K-12 12 12 100%
Aggregate 56 56 100%
 
Summary Totals
and Pass Rate
56 56
100%

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