Accreditation

Rutgers GSE serves as the accreditation hub for all Rutgers – New Brunswick Programs that lead to educator certification in the state of New Jersey.  In 2014, educator preparation programs at Rutgers – New Brunswick were accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.  TEAC was subsumed by CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, shortly after.  Rutgers is undergoing reaccreditation through CAEP in 2020-2021.

CAEP Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the national accreditor contracted by the state of New Jersey for all education licensure programs. CAEP has a set of standards that must be met by all initial preparation programs including the GSE Five-Year Teacher Education Programs and the GSE Post-Baccalaureate Ed.M. Programs with Teacher Certification. The Undergraduate Music Education Program offered through Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the GSE Alternate Route Program are also required to be accredited through CAEP and meet the CAEP standards for initial licensure programs.

CAEP has another set of standards that must be met by all programs offering certificate programs at the advanced level. These programs are designed for educators who wish to advance their learning and expertise and obtain an additional license in: Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD), Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC), Reading Specialist, P-3 Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language Teacher, Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher, Supervisor, Teacher Leader, Educational Leadership (Principal), Educational Administration (Superintendent). These advanced licenses can be achieved through both non-degree certificate and endorsement programs as well as though some of the GSE’s Ed.M.programs.

CAEP Standards for both initial and advanced levels are similarly organized. CAEP Initial Level Standards can be downloaded here. CAEP Advanced Level Standards can be downloaded here.

Rutgers GSE submitted a self-study report to CAEP in 2020, held a virtual site visit in spring 2021, and awaits the CAEP Accreditation Council’s decision about future accreditation in fall 2021.  During the last review in 2014, the following programs were accredited by TEAC through December 2021:

Master of Education with certification or Combined BA/BS/Master of Education with certification in (Initial):

  • Biological Science Education (K-12) 
  • Dance Education (K-12) 
  • English Education (K-12) 
  • English as a Second Language Education (K-12) 
  • Foreign Language Education (K-12) 
  • Foreign Language Education (K-12) and English as a Second Language Education (K-12) dual certification program 
  • Mathematics Education (K-12) 
  • Physical Science and/or Physics Education (K-12) 
  • Social Studies Education (K-12)

Master of Education with certification in (Initial):

  • Elementary Education (K-6)

Combined BA/BS/Master of Education with certification in (Initial):

  • Agriculture Science or Biological Science Education (K-12) through School of Environmental and Biological Science (SEBS) 
  • Elementary Education (K-6) with Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3) dual certification program 
  • Elementary Education (K-6) with Subject Matter Specialization (5-8) dual certification program 
  • Elementary Education (K-6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) (K-12) dual certification program 

Educational Certification Programs (Advanced):

  • Master of Education with Principal and Supervisor Certificates
  • Master of Education with Principal Certificate
  • Master of Education in Education Administration
  • Supervisor Endorsement/Certificate

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Each year, the GSE submits reports of annual reporting measures for CAEP-accredited programs. These reports are meant to provide critical information for the public about the quality of the programs offered at Rutgers – New Brunswick. Reports from the last three years can be found below.

NJ Department of Education’s Performance Reports

Each year the New Jersey Department of Education publishes reports about the performance of program completers from every educator preparation program in the state. These Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Preformance Reports provide important data about the quality of educator preparation programs in the state. Rutgers – New Brunswick’s Reports from the last three years can be found below:

CACREP Accreditation

School Counseling Programs offered at the GSE are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Ed.M. Program in School Counseling meets all requirements for NJ School Counselor and Educational Services Certification and is accredited by CACREP.

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