Teacher Education Quality Reports

As an approved program provider, Cornerstone University's Teacher Education Division offers 20 majors and minors for traditional undergraduate students. Among the public and private universities and colleges in the state of Michigan, Cornerstone ranks in the top 5 among Michigan colleges and universities on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification scores!

Learn more about our national accreditation status and review recent EPI score reports, MTTC pass rates, program graduation rates and job placement statistics.

National Accreditation

The Teacher Education program at Cornerstone is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years—from October 2013 to October 2020.

The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.

EPI Score Reports

The Educator Preparation Institution (EPI) Score Report is issued by the Michigan Department of Education and reflects three measures: (1) Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC) content/subject area tests; (2) survey data collected from candidates and university supervisors; and (3) teacher effectiveness ratings for program completers.

MTTC Pass Rates for Title II Report

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) pass rates reflect the percentage of candidates who take and successfully pass the subject-area test for their endorsement programs. Aggregated three-year reports provide the most reliable results profile.

Graduation Rates

Percentages reflect graduation rates for four-year cohort groups that include first-time, full-time students accepted into the Teacher Education program.

Academic Year

Graduation Rate

2015 100%
2014 89%
2013 78%
2012 75%
2011 72%

Impact on PK-12 Learning

Through an ongoing improvement and accreditation process, Cornerstone's Teacher Education Division is working to develop its ability to show program impact on P-12 students through analyzing surveys and Michigan Department of Education data. Preliminary results will be available in spring 2019.

Job Placement


Employed P-12

Outside Teaching


Class of 2017

Percentages based on a 98% response rates of all graduates within six months of graduation.

79% 14% 7%

Class of 2016

Percentages based on a 93% response rate of all graduates within six months of graduation.

75.6% 11% 13.5%

Class of 2015

Percentages based on a 73% response rate of all graduates within six months of graduation.

77% 7.7% 15.4%

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