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Table of Contents

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Introduction / Message from Associate Director ……………….…………..…………………………………….…. 3 Executive Summary …………………………….…………………………………………………………………….…. 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary Bagwell College of Education Results

……………………………………………………………………….…. 6 …………………………………………………………..…………….….…8

Department of Early Childhood Education …………………………………………………………………………. 10 Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education…………………………………………………………… 12 College of Education Graduate Programs……………………………………………………………………………. 28 Qualitative Data ………………………………………..……………………………………………………………… 38

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Introduction

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Dear Kennesaw State University Faculty, Staff & Administration: Each semester, the KSU Department of Career Planning and Development assesses the postgraduation career status of graduates. The purpose of the survey is to provide the KSU community with a glimpse of the career paths of our students at the time of their graduation. We collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. On the following pages, you will find the results for the 2016-2017 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. In at least one case, a major that was offered on the former SPSU campus has been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus. Also, note that the data collection method changed mid-year—for the Summer and Fall ‘16 graduations, surveys were collected at the day of graduation. For the Spring ‘17 graduation, surveys were collected with the petition to graduate. We hope this information will encourage the KSU community to continue to support the efforts of the Department of Career Planning and Development, as well as assist in providing evidence for learning outcomes as designated by the various accrediting bodies. While this data is not a comprehensive First Destination report, it is a snapshot of the graduating class at the time of graduation or at the time they petition to graduate. Thank you for taking the time to review the attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Sincerely,

Lori Trahan, PhD Associate Director Department of Career Planning and Development Kennesaw State University 470-578-6555 ltrahan@kennesaw.edu

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2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (Overall) 

At KSU, “success” means that our students are able to follow any path they may choose, whether that next step is employment, pursuit of further education, or any other goal they may define for themselves. According to this definition, 74.4% of the 2016-2017 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 59.6% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (a decrease of 4.2% from 2015-2016).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (84.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (76.9%) o College of Business (74.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.4%) o Graduate College (24.3%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (18.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (77.8%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (69.2%) o College of Education (68.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Attending a Graduate Program” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o College of Science and Mathematics (27.2%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.9%) o University College (8.6%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates overall): o College of Humanities and Social Science (28.2%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (16%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates of that college): o College of Health and Human Services (84.6%) o College of Education (65.5%) o College of the Arts (61.5%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (61.5%)

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Executive Summary of Findings (CoE) Highlights for Bagwell College of Education:    

72.4% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 68.6% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 2.7% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 65.5% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

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General Results Summary

2016-2017 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey During the 2016-2017 academic year (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17 semesters), KSU graduated 5972 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

2936 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 2936 / 5972 = 49.2% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 64% (6.8% increase from 2015-2016) o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 48.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 15.7%

 Seeking Employment = 25.3% (10% decrease in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation from 2015-2016)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.78% (32% increase from 2015-2016)  Graduate School = 8.7% (13.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Admitted to a graduate program – 1.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 7.1%

Other = 0.89%

Employed Students 70 60

Percentage

50 40

34.6

30 20 10 0

7.8

2.8

2.4

7.9 0.58

2.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 59.6%

*This is a 4.2% decrease in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education from 2015-2016.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (1749) = 59.6%

Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

75

63.7

66.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

59.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

50 25 0

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College of Education General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17) During the 2016-2017 academic year, COE graduated 780 students (including graduate students). 264 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 264 / 780 = 33.9%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 72.4% (8.5% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 68.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 3.8%

 Seeking Employment = 24.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0.38%  Attending a Graduate Program = 2.7% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0.38% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 2.3%

 Other = 0.38%

Employed Students 70

60.6

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

6.8

0.76

0.38

0

1.1

2.7

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all COE majors = 65.5% (16.2% decrease from 2015-2016)

COE Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

ï‚·

89.4

86.3

80.8

80

78.2 65.5

60 40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – Completion Rate: 70 / 150 = 46.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 55.7% (10.1% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 47.1% o Respondents reporting other employment – 8.6%

 Seeking Employment = 41.4%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 1.4% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 1.4%

 Other = 1.4%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

32.9

30 20

14.3

10 0

0

0

0

2.9

5.7

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Percentage

Employment Status 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

55.7 50.9

50.6

44.2

43.1

38.7

3.3 2013-2014 Employed

7.1

43.4

4.1

8.6

3.3

2014-2015 Unemployed

41.4

2.2

2015-2016

Graduate School

1.4

1.4

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ECE majors (68/70) = 97.1%

ECE Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

98.4

99.1

98.5

97.8

97.1

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

80 60 40 20 0

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Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION Completion Rate: 20/ 56 = 35.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 35% (52.8% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 25% o Respondents reporting other employment – 10%

 Seeking Employment = 55%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 10% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 5% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 5%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

20 5

0

0

0

5

5

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Percentage

Employment Status 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

74.2 66 55 41.7 43.8

35

29.8

25.8

0 2013-2014 Employed

4.2

4.2

10.4

10 0

2014-2015 Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0 2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MGE majors (20/20) = 100% (3.3% increase from 2015-2016)

MGE Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

94.5

100

100

96.8

100

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

80 60 40 20 0 2012-2013

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ART EDUCATION Completion Rate: 4 / 7 = 57.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 25% (50% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice –25% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 75%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

25

20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

75 62.5 50

50 25

25 12.5 0

0

2013-2014 Employed

0

0

2014-2015 Unemployed

0

0 2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ART ED majors (4/4) = 100%

ART ED Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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BIOLOGY EDUCATION Completion Rate: 2 / 4 = 50%

Employment status:  Employed = 50% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 50% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 50%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60

50

50 40 30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

66.7

62.5

66.7 50

37.5

33.3

0 2013-2014 Employed

0

0

33.3

0

0

0

2014-2015 Unemployed

50

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  BIO ED majors (2/2) = 100%

BIO ED Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

100

Percentage

80 60 40 20 0

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ENGLISH EDUCATION Completion Rate: 1 / 16 = 6.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 0% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 100%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program –0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

58.3

59.1

55.6

33.3 27.8

27.3 11.1 4.5

5.6 2013-2014 Employed

9.1

4.2

2014-2015 Unemployed

4.2

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  ENGL ED majors (1/1) = 100%

ENG ED Experiential Education Participation 100

95

100

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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HISTORY EDUCATION – Completion Rate: 7 / 15 = 61.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 14.3% (53.6% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 14.3%

 Seeking Employment = 85.7%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20

14.3

10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

85.7 69.2 55.6

58.3

30.8

25

22.1 8.4

2013-2014 Employed

22.3

8.3

14.3

0

0

2014-2015 Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

0

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  HIST ED majors (7/7) = 92.3% (8.3% increase from 2015-2016)

HISTED Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100

97

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

92.3

100

80 60 40 20 0 2015-2016

2016-2017

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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION (HPE) – Completion Rate: 3 / 14 = 21.4%

Employment status:  Employed = 33.4% (39.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 0% o Respondents reporting other employment – 33.4%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 33.3%  Attending a Graduate Program = 33.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 33.3%

 Other = 5.6%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

33.4

30 20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

55.6 46.2

43.8 43.8

38.5

38.9

33.3 33.3

12.5

7.7 7.7 2013-2014

2014-2015

Unemployed

5.6

0

0

Employed

33.4

2015-2016

Graduate School

0 2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· HPE majors (3/3) = 100%

HPE Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Completion Rate: 6 / 17 = 35.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 16.7% (58.3% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 16.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 50%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 33.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 33.3%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 16.7

20 10 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

60

56.3

50

50

40

37.5

33.3

31.3 12.5

12.5 0

0 2013-2014 Employed

16.7

2014-2015 Unemployed

0

0 2015-2016

Graduate School

0 2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

Experiential Education Participation (practical work experience):  MATH ED majors (6/6) = 100%

MATH ED Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

87.5

Percentage

80 60 40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

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MUSIC EDUCATION – Completion Rate: 7 / 15 = 46.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 14.3% (59.9% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 14.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 85.7%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

14.3 0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

85.7 63.6

57.1 50 37.5

27.3 20

10

9.1

20

14.3 7.1

0 2013-2014 Employed

0

0 2014-2015

Unemployed

2015-2016

Graduate School

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MUED majors (7/7) = 100%

MUED Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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College of Education Graduate Programs General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 16, Fall 16, & Spring 17) During the 2016-2017 academic year, 486 graduate students in COE completed their degrees. Completion Rate: 144 / 486 = 29.6%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 96.5% (10.3% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 96.5% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 2.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0.69% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0.69%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100

90.3

80 60 40 20 4.9 0

1.4

0

0

0

0

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): Across all CoE majors (55/144) = 38.2% (21.2% decrease from 2015-2016)

COE Graduate Programs Experiential Education Participation 100 80

Percentage

ï‚·

60

45.1

48.5

2014-2015

2015-2016

38.2

40 20 0

2016-2017

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Master of Arts in Teaching Programs (All) MASTER OF ARTS in TEACHING – Completion Rate: 10 / 40 = 25%

Employment status:  Employed = 80% (7.7% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 80% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 10%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 10% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 10%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80

80

60 40 20 0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status 100 80 60 40 20 0

86.7

76.9

80

74.2

19.4

15.4

7.7

0

0

2013-2014 Employed

13.3

6.4

0

2014-2015

Unemployed

0

2015-2016

Graduate School

10

10

0

2016-2017

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): MAT majors (9/10) = 90% (10% decrease from 2015-2016)

MAT Experiential Education Participation 100

93

96.8

100

2014-2015

2015-2016

90

82.1

80

Percentage

ï‚·

60 40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2016-2017

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Master of Education Programs (All) MASTER OF EDUCATION Completion Rate: 75 / 232 = 32.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 100% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 98.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 1.3%

 Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100

98.7

80 60 40 20 0 0

0

0

0

0

1.3

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Employment Status Percentage

100

100

94.7

92.7

80 60 40 20

5.5

0

0.9

0.9

2014-2015 Employed

Unemployed

3.2

2.1

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

MEd majors (30/75) = 40% (11.7% increase from 2015-2016)

MEd Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

80 60

40

35.8

40

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

40 20 0

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Specialist in Education Programs (All) EDUCATION SPECIALISTCompletion Rate: 45 / 194 = 23.2%

Employment status:  Employed = 97.8% (3.3% increase from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 97.8% o Respondents reporting other employment –0%

 Seeking Employment = 2.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 100

Percentage

82.2 80 60 40 20

13.3 2.2

0

0

0

0

0

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Employment Status Percentage

100

97.8

94.7

91.7

80 60 40 20 0

0

8.3

12.5

2014-2015 Employed

Unemployed

2.6

2.6

2.2

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

EdS majors (13/45) = 28.9% (35.3% decrease from 2015-2016)

EdS Experiential Education Participation 100

87.5

Percentage

80 60

44.7

40

28.9

20 0 2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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Doctorate of Education Programs (All) DOCTORATE OF EDUCATIONCompletion Rate: 14 / 20= 70%

Employment status:  Employed = 85.7% (14.3% decrease from 2015-2016) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 85.7% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 14.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students

Percentage

100 80

78.6

60 40 20 0 0

7.1

0

0

0

0

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Employment Status Percentage

100

100

100 85.7

80 60 40 14.3

20 0

0

0

0

2014-2015 Employed

Unemployed

0

0

0

0

2015-2016 Graduate School

0

2016-2017 Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): 

EdD majors (3/14) = 21.4% (28.1% increase from 2015-2016)

EdD Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

80 60 40 20

12.5

16.7

21.4

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

0

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QUALITATIVE DATA Employer Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who are employed in the field of choice for the name of the company for whom they will be working. Below are the names of the employers. If an employer name has a number behind their name, that particular employer was mentioned by that number of students as having hired them. Employer names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Art Education Full-time employers Cobb County School District

Biology Education Full-time employers Cobb County School District

Early Childhood Education Full-time employers Cherokee County School District Cobb County School District (9) The Sunshine School Part-time employers Fulton County School District Little Apron Academy Paulding County School District (3)

Middle Grades Education Full-time employers Cherokee County School District Gwinnett County School District

Master of Arts in Teaching Programs Full-time employers Cobb County Schools Fulton County Schools Gilmer County Charter Schools Mount Paran Christian School Paulding County Schools (2)

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Full-time employers Albany State University Atlanta Public Schools (2) Bartow County School District Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Cherokee County Schools (2) Clarke County Schools Cobb County Schools (21) Colquitt County School District Dalton Public Schools Dawson County School District Dekalb County Schools (2) Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health Fayette County Schools

Fulton County Schools (8) Gwinnett County Schools (5) Hall County School District Houston County School District Marietta City Schools (4) Newton County School District Paulding County School District Polk County School District Rome City Schools (2) The Walker School Walker County Schools (2)

Specialist of Education Full-time employers Atlanta Public Schools (2) Bartow County School District Cherokee County Schools (2) Cobb County Schools (6) Dekalb County Schools (2) Douglas County Schools Drew Charter School

Effingham County School District Fulton County Schools (2) Hall County Schools Jefferson City School District Marietta City Schools (4) Newton County School District Rockdale County Schools (2)

Doctorate of Education Full-time employers Cartersville City Schools Cherokee County Schools Cobb County Schools (2) Coweta County Schools Fulton County Schools Murray County School District

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Graduate School Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who have been accepted to a graduate school for the name of the school and program they are going to complete. Below are the names of the graduate schools and programs (if listed). If graduate school name has a number behind their name, that particular graduate school/program was mentioned by that number of students as having accepted them. School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category.

Middle Grades Education University of Alabama—Master of Education/School Counseling

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Other The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students to tell us what they will be doing after graduation if none of the provided options match their plans. Below is the list of information students provided in the “Other� category. If an option has a number behind their name, that particular option was mentioned by that number of students as being the option they are pursuing. Options without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students reporting data in this category. Early Childhood Education Supply teacher

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