Survey of Teachers College Alumni 2009:                                    [program name]
 SECTION I
1. What current and v...
SECTION II:                A: How important are the following abilities/skills to your current job?
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Teacher Survey

  1. 1. Survey of Teachers College Alumni 2009: [program name] SECTION I 1. What current and valid teaching/administrative certificates Since graduation from the {program name} program, have do you have? you: I . 2 .. 11. been a member of a professional association/society, l'.g.? 3 . 4. list all others: . I. Yes 2. No 2. Are you currently employed? 12. presented at a professional conference? I . Yes, working full-time I. Yes 2. No 2. Yes, working part-time 3. No, but am seeking employment (skip to # 8) 13. published an article, a book chapter, or a book? 4. No, and am not seeking employment (skip to # 8) I. Yes 2. No 3. How would you classify your primary employer? 14. held a leadership position in a professional association/society? I. PreK-12 school: public ,2. PreK-12 school: private I. Yes 2. No 3. PreK-12 school: parochial 4. Self-employed or private practice 5. Health agency (e.g., hospital, clinic) If you taught in a preK-12 school within the last academic 6. Non-profit (non-government) 7. College or university year, please answer #15-~1. Ifnot, please skip to #22. 8. Other . 15. What grade(s) did you teach? . 4a. Zip code of your place of employment: . 16. What subject area(s) did you teach? .. 4b. If outside USA, which country are you working in? 5. What is your job title? Approximately what percent of your students were: 17. ethnic/racial/cultural minority? . 6. How related is your current job to your program of study atTC? 18. from low socio-economic backgrounds? . I. 2. 3. 4. 19. English Language Learners? .. Unrelated Directly related 20. with special needs (other than )? 7. In general, how well did the {program name] program pre­ pare you for your current job? 21. How well did the {program name} program prepare you I. 2. 3. 4. Don't Know to teach your students, as described in your responses to Poorly Very Well #17-20? 8. How competitive do you feel your Teachers College degree 1. 2. 3. 4. Poorly Very well makes you in the workforce? I. 2. 3. 4. Don't Know Not at all Very Competitive 9. If you could start over, would you attend TC? I. 2. 3. 4. Definitely not Definitely yes 10. If you could start over, would you choose the [program name] program at TC? Please continue to Section II. I. 2. 3. 4. Ifyou are currently NOT employed, please skip Definitely not Definitely yes part A ofSection II.
  2. 2. SECTION II: A: How important are the following abilities/skills to your current job? B: How competent do you feel you are in each of the following abilities/skills? C: How much would you attribute your competence in each ability/skill to your program of study? Please circle your responses. A: B: C: importance to job your competence your program's contribution Ratings I. barely or not important 1. barely or not competent I. very 1ittle 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. 4. very important 4. very competent 4. very much ~ i . ~ I. Understanding current theories Q!: research in your field hi .~ 4 (~ ; ,f i o. 2. Understanding methods of research Q!: scholarly inquiry 1 ) 3 4 NU, I 2 4 N/ I :, 4 r~ 3. Applying theoretical knowledge to practice i I 3 .~ I 2 :) 4 , , f ri 4. Thinking critically 1 2 3 ~ NiA I 2 3 4 Nfl:, 1 2 j 4 N !~ i 5. Formulating creative ideas or solutions I N;f 3 N'I I ,; 6. Keeping abreast with what is happening in your profession 1 : .-; I 2 3 4 N/A , ; 2 :1 ~ L/' 7. Acquiring new knowledge Q!: skills on your own I h II '14 8. Participating in professional development activities ! I 3 ·1 Ni; I 2 N/A I 2 ; .; 9. Publishing or presenting at professional conferences ! .' :J A 1 0 3 N11 1 7 J .1 L " il 10. Adhering to professional and/or ethical standards I 2 3 4 NiA I 2 3 4 t}it; ",!h ~ 'I 3 1 11. Communicating your ideas 1 " i fLi t . -, 1 iJ,'A i j 12. Being an effective team member 1 3 4 1 :j 4 N·A I 2 3 .; 13. Motivating other people in your job i '.l 0 1 , 1 ., , 'i' 1 , 2 .; 14. Appreciating cultural diversity 1 2 4 1 J 4 NJA 1 3 N, IS. Getting along with people of different backgrounds , ., ., '1 ~I'A 1 N); ; L .. , 16. Valuing perspectives different from your own 2 :J .; N/P 2 :J 4 , I 2 3 6, , 17. Working with diverse people/populations I 1 ;; .; I;, I '. c A ! .-: i ;'j ., 18. Recognizing social problems/inequalities 1 2 :.; 4 Nill I 3 4 ! ? 3 4 19. Advocating for students and/or their families .; 1 7 " !l , 2 0 ~J !j 20. Assessing learning, social, or emotional needs or students 1 1 j 4 ~!/f. I 2 3 4 N; ! 7 J '1/ ,, , q ?1. Dc ('Iorin? stimulating k,sons JeUiTicululll plans N;') 1 " " 1 ),i,!, r,;,,_ I t. ~ Co 22, Teaching subject area concepts, knowledge. and skills i " t. 1 N:,A 7 ~ ii'A 1 -r " • ~i 2.1 l'''Jelling 'ludell> with di licrcnt skill lcvcls ill tile same claxsrooru 3 4 i~' '" A 1 4 ! t I " 24. l :singJ effective classroom management Siri1kgics I 1 ~ 4 N!i 1 2 4 /;1 I 2 !l A 25. Assessing. <tudcnt progress and performance 7 :i N/A I J l~ 1 7 3 ,~ 26. Using assessment results to make instructional decisions 1 2 3 4 NiA I 2 J 4 fP, , 0 2 3 4 N, SECTION III (Ifyou are currently not employed. please answer question 3 only) 1. What other skills/competencies are important to your current job? . 2. How much did the [program name} contribute to your development in the areas you listed above in question 1? very little 1. 2. 3. 4. very much 3. If you could make any suggestions to the {program name}, what would they be? THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

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