The Department of Urban Education's programming is accredited under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP purpose is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. Rutgers University - Newark Department of Urban Education (DUE) serves as the accreditation hub for all Rutgers – Newark programs that lead to teacher certification in the state of New Jersey. In 2014, educator preparation programs at Rutgers – Newark 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 2021-2022.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is one of the national accreditors 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 DUE Urban Secondary Education Program, English as a Second Language program, the Post-Baccalaureate Programs with teacher certification, and the MAT with teacher certification programs. The recently introduced DUE two Alternate Route Programs that 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 Bilingual/Bicultural Education. This advanced license can be achieved through both non-degree certificate and endorsement programs as well as though some of the DUE's MAT programs.
CAEP Standards for both initial and advanced levels are similarly organized. CAEP Initial Level Standards can be downloaded here.
Rutgers Newark Department of Urban Education submitted a self-study report to CAEP in 2021 and will hold a virtual site visit in spring 2022. CAEP Accreditation Council’s decision about future accreditation should be made in fall 2022. During the last review in 2014, the following programs were accredited by TEAC through December 2021:
Urban Teacher Education Program with initial certification in the following content areas:
- Biological Science (K-12)
- Chemistry (K-12)
- Earth Science (K-12)
- English (K-12)
- Mathematics (K-12)
- Physical Science (K-12)
- Physics (K-12)
- Portuguese (K-12)
- Social Studies (K-12)
- Spanish (K-12)
- Technology Education (K-12--partnership with NJIT only)
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 – Newark's Reports from the last three years can be found below:
- 2020: The 2019-2020 NJDOE EPP Performance Report has not yet been published and made available to the public. The report is expected to become available by January 1, 2022.
- 2019 Rutgers University-Newark NJDOE Educator Preparation Program Report
- 2018 Rutgers University-Newark NJDOE Educator Preparation Program Report
- 2017 Rutgers University-Newark NJDOE Educator Preparation Program Report
- 2016 Rutgers University-Newark NJDOE Educator Preparation Program Report
- 2015 Rutgers University-Newark NJDOE Educator Preparation Program Report
- 2014 Rutgers University-Newark NJDOE Educator Preparation Program Report