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).  All concentrations are included in the accreditation.

 

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 2020.  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, all 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.

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 2 – Indicators of teaching effectiveness

In their 2020 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, 81.8% had  “effective” rating, and 13.6% had a “highly effective” rating.  Per the NJDOE, these values are not disaggregated by licensure area because the total number of completers in each area is too small.

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 3 – Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

A survey was sent to all schools that have worked with Program students in the past three years.

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

3.41

Making and implementing unit plans

3.19

Developing authentic assessments to measure learning

3.09

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

3.19

Using the appropriate teaching standards

3.31

Implementing effective classroom management strategies

3.22

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

3.38

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

3.47

Recognizing and assisting students in need of remediation/help

3.38

Helping students work cooperatively with one another

3.41

Promoting a positive classroom environment

3.72

Utilizing self-assessment and problem solving strategies to improve teaching

3.44

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

3.41

Using available technology effectively in the classroom

3.56

Developing effective sequencing and pacing skills

3.09

Collaborating and involving parents

2.94

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

27/32 said “Very Likely” or “Likely”

 

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).  *Our program had too few completers in 19-20 to warrant a new report.  More data is expected in late 2021/early 2022 when a a large enough n is reached for the report (per the NJDOE).  Disaggregated data by licensure area will be provided if the n’s are large enough.   

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”

Per the NJDOE, these values are not disaggregated by licensure area because the total number of completers in each area is too small.

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 5 – Graduation rates

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

These values are not disaggregated by licensure area because the total number of completers in each area is too small.

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.  Per the NJDOE, these values are not disaggregated by licensure area because the total number of completers in each area is too small.

 

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

From the DOE’s 2020 report, 71.4% of our program completers were employed in the 2019-2020 school year (40/56).

Per the NJDOE, these values are not disaggregated by licensure area because the total number of completers in each area is too small.

 

CEAP Annual Reporting Measure 8 – Student loan default rates and other consumer information

The current University default rate is 3.6% for FY 2017. The draft FY 2018 default rate is 2.6%.