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).  The undergraduate programs listed below* are included in the accreditation.  The current, new graduate program will be reviewed in the next cycle (2023).


Access the official accreditation information.

***The MAT Program at Rutgers University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on March 26-28, 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the evaluation team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to:

Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:

  • In CAEP’s performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the CAEP system, EPPs must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
  • A professional education provider that is accredited by CAEP is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
  • Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent’s relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. 


*The undergraduate programs accredited include:

Art P-12, Biology P-12, Chemistry P-12, Elementary K-6, English P-12, French P-12, German P-12, Mathematics P-12, Middle School Language Arts 5-8, Middle School Mathematics 5-8, Middle School Social Studies 5-8, Music P-12, Early Childhood P-3, Physical Science P-12, Physics P-12, Social Studies P-12, Spanish P-12, Speech Arts and Dramatics P-12, Students with Disabilities P-12, and 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 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. More recent data has not been given by the NJDOE because our program had too few completers in recent years.  Updated data is expected in 2023.

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.  2022 completers show the following averages on a 1-4 scale, with 4 being the highest, in the four main areas:

Instructional Practice – 3.61

Content Knowledge – 3.69

The Learner and Learning – 3.66

Professional Responsibility – 3.80

98% of the candidates passed the basic skills assessement (39/40) and 98% passed the appropriate Praxis II in their subject area (39/40).  

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

98% of the 2022 Program completers passed the New Jersey required basic skills assessment and Praxis II in their content area, and 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.