College of Education and Allied Professions

Office of Assessment

The Assessment Office is housed in the College of Education and Allied Professions. Its  purpose is to assist faculty and college administration in assessing programs and their effectiveness on student learning outcomes. 


The primary role of the College of Education and Allied Professions is to prepare educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, recreation personnel and other human service specialists at both entry and advanced levels in the state of North Carolina and beyond. The College fulfills the college and university mission by preparing highly effective and ethical graduates that are inspired to be lifelong learners, engaged in the community, and empowered to become leaders who strive to transform the future. 

The Assessment Office supports this effort by generating data to ensure program quality and institutional effectiveness.  The office monitors, coordinates college-wide assessment activities, and provides data for internal and external reporting including national CAEP accreditation and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction accreditation.

By the Numbers

CEAP Enrollment - Spring 2018

Total Enrollment: 1988
Female: 1529
Male: 459

Undergraduate: 1457
Graduate: 531

Black or African American: 119
Hispanic: 104
White: 1565
Other: 200

Licensure Exam Pass Rates

WCU Enrollment Data Dashboard - View data on enrolled students at WCU

CEAP Data and Accreditation Reports Archive - View reports such as PEDS, US News and World Report, NC IHE Report, CAEP Annual Report, Title II Report

UNC Educator Quality Dashboard - View data on educator preparation across the UNC System

CEAP Assessment Resources

College Assessment Calendar - approved 11/29/2017 by Leadership Council

The following are links to campus, state and national resources regarding assessment preparation, the latest news and legislation on education-related issues, plus tools and information for ongoing learning.

AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

NC DPI - North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment


WCU University Factbook

NCTEAN - North Carolina Teacher Education Assessment Network

University Faculty Resources

Assessment Resources for CEAP Faculty

Assessment Handbook

CEAP Assessment Day

Our college established an Annual Assessment Day beginning in January 2013 to examine assessment data and identify strengths and areas for improvement. All faculty, staff, and stakeholders are invited to participate in the day-long activities for the purpose of assessing our programs.

Assessment Day Agenda 2015

Assessment Day Agenda 2016

Assessment Day Agenda 2017

Assessment Day Agenda 2018

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