The Rutgers Camden Program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), effective October 24, 2016 through December 31, 2023. (*program is CAEP eligible)

 

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 2018.  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” (78.9%) or “effective” (15.8%), which indicates a high impact on learning and development.

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 2 – Indicators of teaching effectiveness

In their 2018 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, 82.4% had  “effective” rating.  

 

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 (2018-2019):

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:

  1. Courses taken with my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to plan a lesson in a classroom – 36/40 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
  2. Courses taken within my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to deliver a lesson in the classroom – 38/40 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
  3. Courses taken within my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to assess a lesson in the classroom – 36/40 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”
  4. Courses taken within my educator preparation program increased my confidence in my ability to reflect upon a lesson in the classroom – 36/40 respondents “strongly agree” or “agree”

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 5 – Graduation rates

The 2019-2020 cohort had a 100% graduation rate (19/19)

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 6 – Ability of completers to meet licensing/certification and any additional state requirements; Title II

The 2019-2020 cohort had an 100% pass rate of the tests necessary for NJ licensure (19/19). *edTPA requirements were given flexibility due to the school placement effects of COVID-19.  All students met licensure requirements.

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 7 – Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

From the DOE’s 2018 report, 70.2% of our program completers were employed in the 2017-2018 school year (33/47).

 

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 2016, the most recent year available, is 3.8%.