The Rutgers Camden Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), effective between Fall 2023 and Fall 2030.  

Access the official accreditation information.

The following programs are included in the current accreditation cycle.  All are at the initial license at the Master’s level, with the exception of Teacher of Students with Disabilities, as noted:
Teacher of Art P-12, Teacher of Biological Science P-12, Teacher of Chemistry P-12, Teacher of Elementary Education K-6, Teacher of English P-12, Teacher of French P-12, Teacher of Mathematics P-12, Teacher of Music P-12, Teacher of Physics P-12, Teacher of Preschool through third grade, Teacher of Social Studies P-12, Teacher of Spanish P-12, Teacher of Students with Disabilities P-12 (Endorsement only), Teacher of Theater P-12

CAEP requires all programs to provide performance measures to the public:

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 1 – Completer effectiveness and impact on P-12 student learning

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 from the completers in the 2018-2019 school year.  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 measurable goal that is aligned to the appropriate New Jersey standard.  Of our employed students, our graduates earned scores of “highly effective” (81.8%) or “effective” (9.1%), which indicates a high impact on learning and development.

Per the NJDOE, these values are not disaggregated by licensure area because the total number of completers in each area is too small. These numbers have also not been updated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Per the NJDOE report, “Summative scores in the 2020-2021 school year were not based on student growth due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, this data is not being included in this report.”

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 2 – Satisfaction of employers and stakeholders involvement

A survey was sent to all schools/stakeholders that have worked with Program students in the past four years (2019-2022).

How well prepared do you feel the RUTGERS CAMDEN graduate is with regard to the following items:

A 1-4 scale was used (1 is the lowest, 4 is the highest):

Making and implementing lesson plans


Making and implementing unit plans


Developing authentic assessments to measure learning


Creating instruction that accommodated different learning styles, needs, and abilities


Using the appropriate teaching standards


Implementing effective classroom management strategies


Creating meaningful learning experiences based upon the area(s) of certification


Using a variety of materials, media resources, and teaching strategies


Recognizing and assisting students in need of remediation/help


Helping students work cooperatively with one another


Promoting a positive classroom environment


Utilizing self-assessment and problem solving strategies to improve teaching


Allowing for different learning styles, cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences


Using available technology effectively in the classroom


Developing effective sequencing and pacing skills


Collaborating and involving parents


How likely are you to hire a RUTGERS CAMDEN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM completer?

48/56 said “Very Likely” or “Likely”

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 3 – Candidate competency at completion

All candidates are evaluated by their cooperating teachers, field supervisors, and complete self evaluations for a total of 13 incidents in the spring semester of clinical practice.  2023 completers show the following averages on a 1-4 scale, with 4 being the highest, in the four main areas:

Instructional Practice – 3.70

Content Knowledge – 3.76

The Learner and Learning – 3.74

Professional Responsibility – 3.86

97% of the candidates passed the basic skills assessement (37/38) and 100% passed the appropriate Praxis II in their subject area (38/38).  

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 4 – Ability of completers to be hired in the area of licensure

97% of the 2023 Program completers passed the New Jersey required basic skills assessment and 100% passed the Praxis II in their content area.  Ninety-seven percent of the 2023 completers were therefore eligible for NJ licensure in their desired area.  Upon application and issuance of a NJ license, all candidates are able to be hired in their area of licensure. 

Updated data from the NJDOE regarding completers’ employment will be forthcoming.