Satisfaction of Program Completers

Data was gathered related to teacher satisfaction with program preparation, of first-year teachers in Nebraska through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). In the 2017-2020 Nebraska First-Year Teacher Surveys, Peru Teacher Graduates are tending above the state average in feeling effectively-prepared to teach.  A summary of the trend results follows.

Do you believe you were prepared to be an effective first-year teacher?
Category Teacher Responses Teacher Sample Size Response Rate % Responding YES
Peru 2017 19 26 73% 94%
State of Nebraska 2017 534 903 59% 90%
Peru 2018 14 29 48% 93%
State of Nebraska 2018 441 864 51% 81%
Peru 2019 19 27 70% 95%
State of Nebraska 2019 615 891 69% 91%
Peru 2020 11 15 73% 91%
State of Nebraska 2020 493 663 74% 93%

 

Graduate Exit Survey Data- The following data was conducted as Graduates were exiting the Masters of Science in Education program at Peru State College.  The trend data indicates that overall, those who attend the Masters program are highly satisfied with their degree and would further recommend the program.

  11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 18-19 19-20
# of
Responders
82  81 79 107 93 144 99 114 96
GES1-Overall, how would you rate the level of academic challenge that was received through the Masters program?
  3.09 3.19 3.09 3.13 3.06 3.11 3.02 3.03 2.95
GES2-Overall, how effective was the advising you received?
  3.30 3.44 3.32  3.42 3.37 3.43 3.38 3.39 3.40
GES3-Overall, how effective was the quality of instruction for the graduate coursework you completed?
  3.43 3.56 3.54 3.53 3.52 3.49 3.55 3.52 3.49
GES4-Overall, how effective was the scheduling of the courses needed for your program?
   3.52 3.65 3.66 3.76  3.71 3.78 3.77  3.82  3.79
GES5-To what extent were you able to apply the knowledge and skills received from the program in your own instructional setting(s)?
  3.40 3.58 3.56 3.60 3.67 3.65 3.63 3.63 3.61
GES6-To what extent would you recommend this program to other individuals seeking a Masters degree?
  3.73 3.86 3.81 3.83 3.83 3.82 3.86 3.85 3.83
GES7-Overall, how would you rate the Education Masters Degree at Peru State College?
  3.63 3.88 3.80 3.80 3.80 3.78 3.82  3.75 3.77
GES8-Overall, how would you rate the availability of your instructors for communication and feedback?
  3.61 3.65  3.63 3.70 3.61 3.58 3.65 3.67 3.70

 

*All questions are using a 4-point Likert scale ranging from 1= Not favorable to 4= Highly favorable.