Accreditation

Lewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Lewis & Clark is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities. Lewis & Clark is on the approved lists of the American Chemical Society and the American Association of University Women. 

Graduate programs in education and counseling psychology are approved and accredited by the following associations and agencies:

*The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits our Professional Mental Health Counseling and Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions specialization under their 2016 standards.

**CAEP and TSPC approved programs:

Educational Administration

EdS, MEd

Principal,
Professional

School Counseling

MEd

Preliminary

School Psychology

EdS

 

Teaching, Curriculum & Instruction

MEd

 

Teaching, Elementary

MAT,
 MAT w/ESOL

 

Teaching, ESOL

MAT

Endorsement

Teaching, Reading Intervention

 

Endorsement

Teaching, Secondary

MAT,
 MAT w/ESOL

 

Teaching, Special Education: Generalist

MEd

Endorsement

CAEP Accountability Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  Accountability Measures are used to provide information to the public on both program outcomes and program impact. Annual updates to these data are made during spring term of the current AY. Our focus continues to be on aligning systems and identifying measures that are meaningful for program improvement.

Following is the list of CAEP measures with links to information that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

Measure 1 (Initial): Completer effectiveness (R4.1) 

Data must address: (a) completer impact in contributing to P-12 student-learning growth AND (b) completer effectiveness in applying professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

Measure 2 (Initial and Advanced): Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement. (R4.2|R5.3| RA4.1)
Measure 3 (Initial and Advanced): Candidate competency at completion. (R3.3)

These data reflect the ability of our candidates to meet licensing and state requirements and additional measures we use to determine candidate competency at program completion.

Licensure rates for initial programs and cohort-based advanced programs are provided below. Please note that candidates can be program finishers (completed all coursework successfully) but not “completers” if they have not yet passed a required exam or completed the paperwork to be recommended for a license.

Licensure Rates

Exam Scores

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates provided for degree-granting programs at the initial and advanced levels.

The Oregon Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (OACTE) commissioned an annual statewide employer survey. The survey was first commissioned in 2014. The survey was put on hold for 2019-20 due to both a change to the distributor and due to the COVID-19 shut downs. Collection efforts will be resumed in 2021-22. The survey will again be distributed to all Oregon employers of initial licensure program completers within the completers’ first two years as contracted teachers.

 

Employer Satisfaction Survey 2018

LC Employers

N=14

State (OR)

Employers

N=537

1. Provide students equitable opportunities to learn by treating them differently

8.0

7.0

2. Set up a classroom that motivates learners with diverse needs

7.3

7.0

3. Maintain effective classroom discipline

7.1

6.6

4. Use time outside of class to develop relationships with students and learn their perspectives

7.5

7.0

5. Demonstrate respect for learners, even when they are not in your presence

8.0

7.6

6. Work with colleagues to improve learner development

7.5

7.4

7. Communicate with families from diverse backgrounds to improve learner development

7.0

6.9

OACTE has not yet begun to survey employers of advanced program completers. Lewis & Clark is piloting an institution-specific survey of these employers. Current Data for this measure not available due to the COVID shutdowns. We are continuing with data collection in the 21-22 AY and data for the measure are expected to become available to the public in spring of ’23.
Title II Reports
Measure 4 (Initial and Advanced): Ability of completers to be hired (in positions for which they have prepared.)

 

OPE ID

School

Type

Control

PRGMS

 

FY2018

FY2017

FY2016

003197

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
0615 SW PALATINE HILL ROAD
PORTLAND OR 97219-7899

Master’s Degree or Doctor’s Degree

Private

Both

(FFEL/

FDL)

Default Rate

1.3

1.1

1.1

No. in Default

9

8

9

No. in Repay

684

725

774

Enrollment figures
Percentage Calculation

3,798

18.0

3,924

18.4

3,836

19.6