The Rutgers Camden Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), effective October 24, 2016 through December 31, 2023.
Access the official accreditation information.
*Please note that the information above pertains to the undergraduate program in teacher preparation. Data is currently being collected and compiled for the new/current graduate program and will be submitted to CAEP for the next accreditation cycle (2023).
CAEP requires all programs to provide performance measures to the public:
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 1 – Impact on P-12 learning and development
The New Jersey Department of Education provides programs with employment and evaluation data for licensed program completers. The most recent data given by the DOE details the employment of the completers from 2014-2016. One of the measures the data details is the Student Growth Objective (SGO) score for the new teachers. This score is part of the New Jersey teacher evaluation framework and reflects the outcome of a measureable goal that is aligned to the appropriate New Jersey standard. Of our employed students, all graduates earned scores of “highly effective” or “effective”. The average SGO score of our graduates was 3.78 on a 4.0 scale, which indicates a high impact on learning and development.
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 2 – Indicators of teaching effectiveness
In their report, the New Jersey Department of Education also provided information on our graduates’ summative teaching scores. These scores are determined by formulas that take into account professional practice and student growth, among other points as evaluated on the district’s chosen evaluation tool. For our graduates that were employed as teachers in the given year and completed the summative report and received a score, 54 graduates had either a “highly effective” or “effective” rating. The average score was 3.0 which indicates that our graduates are effective as teachers.
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 3 – Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
This information will be forthcoming, after data from a survey to employers is compiled.
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 4 – Satisfaction of completers
The Department of Education issued a survey to all program graduates and the following question addresses the satisfaction of our completers:
Reflecting on the coursework in your educator preparation program, please select your level of agreement as to how well your educator preparation program has prepared you for the following elements of instruction:
- Courses taken with my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to plan a lesson in a classroom – 48/53 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
- Courses taken within my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to deliver a lesson in the classroom – 46/53 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
- Courses taken within my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to assess a lesson in the classroom – 48/53 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
- Courses taken within my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to reflect upon a lesson in the classroom – 48/53 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 5 – Graduation rates
The 2018-2019 cohort had an 80% graduation rate (4/5)
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 6 – Ability of completers to meet licensing/certification and any additional state requirements; Title II
The 2018-2019 cohort had an 80% pass rate of the tests necessary for NJ licensure.
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 7 – Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared
From the DOE’s most recent report, 62% of our program completers from the 2015-2016 academic year were employed in the 2017-2018 school year (29/47).
CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 8 – Student loan default rates and other consumer information
The student loan default rate for the entire Rutgers University (all campuses) for FY 2014, the most recent year available, is 3.3%.