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 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.  Data is expected in 2022.

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 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 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.  2021 completers show the following averages on a 1-4 scale, with 4 being the highest, in the four main areas:

Instructional Practice – 3.63

Content Knowledge – 3.67

The Learner and Learning – 3.63

Professional Responsibility – 3.79

All candidates passed the appropriate tests for licensure (basic skills, Praxis II in their subject area, and edTPA (or the alternate because of COVID restrictions). 

All 2021 candidates proved competency via these assessments.

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

All 2021 Program completers passed the New Jersey required basic skills assessment, Praxis II in their content area, and the edTPA test/alternate assessment (due to COVID restrictions) 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. 

The 2021 report from the NJDOE indicates that 21/37 completers were employed in the 20-21 school year (*these students completed the RU program in 2018-19)