Cumberland University

Teacher Training Program Effectiveness Report Card


Cumberland University
Educator Preparation Programs Overview

2014 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs
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Cumberland University is a private, four year institution of higher education and a member of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School. Cumberland University has twenty-two approved teacher education programs.

Institution Highlights:

  • Cumberland University had 103 program completers and an average final GPA above the state average for 2010-2011 program completers.
  • Program completers perform at the same level as veteran teachers and other  beginning teachers following areas:
    • 4th-8th grade: Math, Reading/Language, Science, Social Studies and TCAP composite scores
    • High School: End of Course Exam composite scores
  • Traditionally licensed program completers are more effective than other beginning teachers in 4th-8th grades: Science and high school End of Course exam composite scores.
  • Cumberland's program completers teaching 4th-8th grade Social Studies have more completers in the least effective percentile as compared to beginning teacher performance distributions across the state.
Group Number taking tests Number passing tests Pass rate (%)
All program completers, 2012-13 38 38 100
All program completers, 2011-12 32 30 94
All program completers, 2010-11 35 33 94


Past Institutional Report Cards on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs.