- Program Quality
- Program Quality Indicators
- Student and Graduate Data
Wagner’s Students’ and Graduates’ Impact on K-12 Student Learning
Measure: A Specialized Professional Association (SPA) Assessment, completed by faculty, which assesses candidates’ ability to plan lessons, early in their program, as part of an introductory course. This assessment differs depending on the student’s program (introductory or advanced), and, for advanced students, on their content area focus (e.g., social studies, mathematics).
Results: Our Grades 1-6 Initial Teaching Certification students are rated consistently highly according to the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) standards, but are rated lower than average when assessed for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. Wagner has few students each year in most 7-12 Initial Teaching Certification programs, but ratings based on a variety of SPA standards in all programs across recent years are consistently above average.
Ratings of Students’ Abilities to Plan Lessons
Source: Wagner Education Department’s student information system, FOLIO180.
Measure: A Specialized Professional Association (SPA) Assessment, completed by faculty, which assesses candidates’ ability to plan and teach lessons, in the middle of their program, as part of their methods classes. This assessment differs depending on the student’s program (introductory or advanced), and, for advanced students, on their content area focus (e.g., social studies, mathematics).
Results: Our Grades 1-6 Initial Teaching Certification students are rated consistently highly according to both Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. Students in Wagner’s largest 7-12 programs in the past few years have been rated above average according to National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. Ratings in our programs with fewer students have also been above average (National Council of Teachers of English or NCTE, National Science Teachers’ Association or NSTA, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics or NCTM, and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages or ACTFL. )
Source: Wagner Education Department’s student information system, FOLIO180.
Measure: edTPA, a performance-based, subject-specific assessment system that measures the skills and knowledge new teachers need. The edTPA is a New York State certification requirement.
Results: Wagner Elementary Education students scored close to the New York State and national total score edTPA averages in recent years–slightly better in early 2016, and slightly worse in 2016-17. Although average scores in our other programs are also typically similar to New York State averages, these results should be viewed with caution because of low numbers of students in these programs.
Source: New York State summary reports, generated by Pearson, available online.
Measure: Action Research Projects that selected Wagner graduates complete while participating in our New Educators at Wagner (NEW) program.
Results: One sample project by a NEW participant can be seen here. This project provides evidence of the positive academic and behavioral outcomes on two students after attending a a literacy-based approach to teaching football in an after-school program.
Source: NEW project archives of participants’ action research project results, captured in Power Point presentations.
Wagner’s Graduates’ Teaching Effectiveness
Measure: Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), the annual teacher performance measure used by the New York City Department of Education, where most of our graduates teach. The measure includes an overall rating, and its two subcomponent ratings: Measures of Teacher Practice (MOTP), and Measures of Student Learning (MOSL). There are four categories of ratings: Highly Effective, Effective, Developing, and Ineffective.
Results: Across all years, most Wagner graduates teaching in NYC public schools received ratings of Effective (54%), or Highly Effective (20%).
Source: Tables of de-identified overall ratings provided by New York City school administrators who employ Wagner teachers.
Employer Satisfaction with Wagner’s Education Graduates
Measure: Satisfaction Survey, sent in the spring, 2018 to four schools (Port Richmond High School, PS 278, Lavelle Prep, and New World Prep) which have been our partner schools and have hired multiple Wagner graduates.
Results: 100% of employers rate Wagner students as equal to or better than teachers from other institutions on five key measures of teacher effectiveness; of the five measures, Wagner students are rated best at implementing instruction. Three-quarters of school administrators are extremely satisfied with Wagner’s graduates who are teaching in their schools.
Source: School administrators’ ratings from survey.
Graduates’ Satisfaction with Wagner’s Education Program
Measure: Satisfaction Survey, sent in the spring, 2018, to graduates from 2016 and 2017.
Results: Wagner’s reputation, education program, and faculty quality drew students to our program. Preparation in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and preparation for state standards were seen as strengths. Areas receiving lower ratings, while still strong, included experience with families and communities, subject matter preparation, and admissions standards.
Source: Completers’ ratings from survey
Wagner’s Education Department Graduation Rates
Measure: College graduation data
Results: The number of our possible graduation candidates has remained stable over the past three years, from 38-41. The percentage of on-time graduates has decreased slightly, primarily due to delayed graduation. Wagner counsels out a small number of students, from 1-3 each year.
Source: CARS, Wagner’s Registrar Database; FOLIO 180; and Title II reports.
Wagner’s Students’ and Graduates’ Ability to Meet New York State (NYS) Licensing and Certification Requirements
Measure: Internal department tracking of certification information
Results: Over the past three years, 100% of graduates (aside from a few pending) who applied for New York State teaching certification were successful in obtaining certification.
Source: New York State’s TEACH website
Measure: New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSCTE)
Results: On most New York State required certification exams, Wagner students perform very well, with 75-100% passing. Their average performance is generally comparable to the performance of students statewide.
Source: New York State’s Results Analyzer at www.edreports.nesinc.com
Wagner’s Graduates’ Employment in Education Positions
Measures: Graduates’ reports to New York State’s TEACH website; and Wagner’s Satisfaction Survey,sent in the spring, 2018, to graduates from 2016 and 2017.
Results: Most Wagner graduates who report their employment experience–either to the state or to Wagner via a survey–report teaching in their license area and teaching in public schools.
Source: New York State’s TEACH website data; Satisfaction Survey data
Consumer Information Related to Wagner’s Education Programs
Measure: Wagner costs
Results: The average tuition is $45,380, but net cost per year to attend Wagner is $27,217 (ranges from $23, 396 to $30,856 depending on family income.)
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
Measure: Current average starting salaries in New York City, New York State, and New Jersey
Results: Average teacher starting salaries in areas that Wagner students tend to teach in range from $43,839 in New York State to $54,000 at the New York City Department of Education.
Source New York City Department of Education website, nycdoe.gov; Niche.com;
Measure:US Department of Education (USDOE) FAFSA data
Results: Our student default rates are low, in the 2-4% range over the three-year period 2012-2014.
Source USDOE FAFSA table for FY2012, 2013, 2014