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.

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.

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:

CAEP Reaccreditation in 2020-2021

Every seven years, CAEP-accredited institutions undergo a reaccreditation review which consists of a comprehensive review of program data and materials linked to each CAEP standard, as well as a site visit by a CAEP evaluation team. The GSE is leading the CAEP reaccreditation process for Rutgers - New Brunswick during the 2020-2021 academic year. The GSE invites any interested parties to comment on our programs using the information below:

Call for Third Party Comment:

The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from May 10th, 2021 through May 12th, 2021. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the accreditation site 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:

                  CAEP
                  1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
                  Washington, DC 20036
 
                 Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org
 

Such comments must be received within the dates of March 29th, 2021 and April 26th, 2021. Comments should be 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.

No anonymous testimony will be considered.

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.