The state Board for Educator Certification has assigned Wayland Baptist University teacher preparation program a rating of "Accredited" under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs. Educator preparation programs are held accountable for the performance of teacher candidates on the statewide certification tests. Programs must achieve a minimum pass rate on the test by disaggregated subgroups to receive a rating of "Accredited."

According to the most recent federal Title II report, completers of Wayland Baptist University teacher preparation program earned a summary pass rate of 95 percent for the assessment year September 1, 2000 to August 31, 2001 placing Wayland Baptist University in quartile 3 for summary pass rate was 94 to 100. Professional knowledge pass rate was 98% placing WBU in the first quartile. Content field pass rate was 80%, placing Wayland in the fourth quartile. Wayland was in the first quartile for basic skills pass rate.