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Title II - Franks School of Education

Teacher preparation first began at Tri-State Normal College, now Trine University, in 1884.

The face of teacher education has changed dramatically since those days. The Franks School of Education continues to be dedicated to shaping future generations of teachers.

  • develop and expand content knowledge
  • develop teaching strategies so children of all ages and abilities learn and grow (communication)
  • expand their knowledge of caring indicators and the ability to show all children that teachers care.

As former teachers, building and district level administrators, and department chairs, our faculty members know the theory and practice of the education profession. They share that knowledge with students to help them become the best professional educator you can be.

Field experiences, important and practical opportunities for you to interact with K-12 students and teachers, are part of nearly every education course. They are integrated into the curriculum and begin as early as your freshman year.


Each year, universities with teacher preparation programs are required to report data to various agencies (NCATE)  (AACTE), and to the federal government (Title II). The following data were recently reported (2013) and reflect the performance of the 2011-2012 program completers (20).

Pass Rate on State Required Exams   -   (Praxis I, Praxis II)

Type of Assessment                       Trine Pass Rate for program completers
Basic Skills                                              100%
Academic Content Area                          100%

Summary Total/Pass Rates                  100%

Grade Point Averages Calculated upon program completion

Grade Level                                        Average GPA
Elementary Education                               3.423
Health/Physical Education                        3.463
Math Education                                         3.621
Science Education                                       n/a
Social Studies Education                           3.482

Summary                                                   3.541
Job Placement rates
Employed or in Graduate School             Major-related Employment or In Graduate School   100%                                                             90%

Growth Model Data

(Data gathering during student teaching semester – Analysis of Student Performance/ASP III 3-Meets Standard. 4=Exemplary)

Average ASP III Score     -     3.254

>>> Academic Year: 2011-12 Title II Report <<<