Accreditation and 2011-2012 Reports

The College of Education, Health and Society seeks accreditation from a variety of external organizations because such recognition provides added assurance to students and prospective employers that our degree programs meet the highest professional standards.

The accreditation process typically involves an extensive self-study, followed by an on-site visit by nationally known professionals, and then a decision by the accrediting body as to whether accreditation should be granted.

College of Education, Health and Society accreditations include:

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE accreditation demonstrates that the performance of our teacher candidates has been thoroughly assessed before they are recommended for licensure and that our professional programs meet national standards.

Accreditation confirms that we have developed programs that prepare caring, competent, and transformative educators.


Miami programs accredited by NCATE through a review by their professional organizations include:

The following programs are accredited by their respective professional organizations:

Graduate Achievement

The state of Ohio recognizes that high-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. To improve the quality of preparation programs in Ohio, H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly directed the Chancellor of the Board of Regents to develop a system for evaluating Ohio’s educator preparation programs and holding institutions of higher education accountable for their graduates’ success. H.B. 290 of the 128th General Assembly provided for the sharing of data between the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education to link the performance of educators to the institutions that prepared them.

The Board of Regents worked with the Ohio Department of Education and higher education institutions to collect data on the following identified preparation metrics for the 2011-2012 report:

•Licensure Test Scores

•Value-added Data (EVAAS)

•Candidate Academic Measures

•Field/Clinical Experiences

•Pre-Service Teacher Candidate Survey Results

•National Accreditation

•Resident Educator Persistence Data

•Excellence & Innovation Initiatives

Please click here to see Miami’s report for 2012.


Dispositions are defined as the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. The College of Education, Health and Society has developed a dispositions process that all EHS licensure candidates are held accountable to during their studies at Miami. 


Praxis tests are required for teacher licensure in Ohio. 

Praxis 1 consists of three basic skills tests in reading, writing, and math. The Department of Teacher Education’s licensure programs and those in the art education and music education areas require Praxis 1, but any student who has an ACT of 21 or higher or an ACT (math plus verbal) of 980 or higher is exempt. The Ohio minimum scores are reading, 173; writing, 172; and math, 172. Licensure programs in the Departments of Kinesiology and Health and Educational Psychology do not require Praxis 1.

Praxis II consists of tests of content and pedagogical knowledge and is required of all educator candidates seeking licensure in Ohio. In early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent, and foreign language education, you must pass your content knowledge tests before student teaching. Students in special education may take Praxis II before or during student teaching if they student teach spring semester.  The Department of Kinesiology and Health recommends that students take Praxis II before student teaching. Students in music education and art education may student teach before taking the Praxis II test.

Talk with your faculty advisor about the content test for your subject area. He or she may be able to give you insight into the content test. Study guides may be available in your department and are available in bookstores, and online.

Workshops are offered each year by Miami to help students prepare for the pedagogical test.  That test is called the Principles of Learning and Teaching. 

For information about test codes, minimum scores, test preparation, registering for Praxis tests, etc., please visit:


Praxis II Licensure Data 2011-2012

Test Codes Test Name # of Examinees Pass Rates Qualifying Score
14 Elementary Ed: Content Knowledge (Session 1 Only) 31 100.00% 143
21 Education of Young Children 142 99.20% 166
41 Eng Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge 59 96.60% 167
49 Middle School English Language Arts 44 84.00% 156
61 Mathematics: Content Knowledge 39 87.10% 139
69 Middle School Mathematics 60 93.30% 143
81 Social Studies: Content Knowledge 38 92.10% 157
89 Middle School: Social Studies 41 87.80% 151
91 Physical Ed: Content Knowledge 14 85.70% 153
113 Music Content Knowledge 24 100.00% 154
134 Art Content Knowledge 19 94.70% 158
204 Teaching Reading 26 100.00% 159
235 Biology Content Knowledge 19 100.00% 148
245 Chemistry Content Knowledge 12 83.30% 152
354 Special Education Core Knowledge & Applications 79 97.40% 151
411 Ed Leadership Admin and Supervision 26 92.30% 149
439 Middle School Science 29 100.00% 144
521 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Early Childhood 125 98.40% 157
522 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 19 84.20% 160
523 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 5-9 76 98.60% 160
524 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 180 96.10% 157
571 Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge 18 88.80% 151
5014 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge 9 100.00% 143
330 Speech-Language Pathology 8 100% 600
531 Pre-Kindergarten Education 5 100.00% 147
550 Health Education 7 100.00% 480
624 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 6 100.00% 157
5354 Special Education Core Knowledge & Applications 9 100.00% 151
710 Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading  16 87.50% 173
720 Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing 18 88.80% 172
730 Pre-Professional Skills Test: Math 16 93.75% 172
5710  Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading  57 77.10% 173
5720  Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing 57 73.60% 172
5730  Computerized Pre-Professional Skills Test: Math 54 81.40% 172



Licensure questions should be directed to:

Kathy Salmon: 513-529-6421



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