Educator Preparation Accountability Measures


CAEP Accreditation 

The Department of Urban Education's programming is accredited under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP’s 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 underwent 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 Department of Urban Education’s (DUE) Urban Secondary Education Program, English as a Second Language program, the Post-Baccalaureate Programs with teacher certification, and the Masters of Art (MAT) in teaching with teacher certification programs. The recently introduced Alternate Route Programs are also required to be accredited through CAEP and have met 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.

Rutgers University-Newark Current Accreditation Dates:

  • October 23, 2022 — December 31, 2028

CAEP Initial Level Standards


Rutgers Newark Department of Urban Education submitted a self-study report to CAEP in 2021 and held a virtual site visit in spring 2022. CAEP Accreditation Council’s approval was submitted in late summer 2022.  The programs reviewed were the following:

  • Urban Secondary Education, B.A. (initial)


During the last review in 2014, the following programs were accredited by TEAC through December 2021:

  • 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)

Accountability Measures

The New Jersey Department of Education has worked with educator preparation programs (EPPs) in New Jersey on the development of reports that connect New Jersey public school teachers and their performance and persistence data back to the institution where they were trained. Following a year of collaboration with the EPPs, the first public reports were released in 2014. Annually, the New Jersey Performance Report for Educator Preparation Programs release builds upon this work and feature a streamlined format designed to promote clarity of information.

The goal of this report is to share the available state data on novice teachers that this Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) recommended for certification. To create the report, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has synthesized data from multiple sources. Unless otherwise indicated, the data used in this report represents a one year cohort of teachers who earned a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) and who may have been employed in a New Jersey Public School. 

For Impact Measures review median Student Growth Percentile (SGP) and Student Growth Objectives (SGO).

New Jersey Department of Education's Educator Preparation Program Reports


edTPA Summary Data

*Note: Rubrics 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 15 demonstrate impact on student learning



Initial Programs

edTPA Summary Data

*Note: Rubrics 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 15 demonstrate impact on student learning

Alumni Survey — Collected by NJDOE when the candidate applies for certification.

Each subsequent sheet contains responses to one question of the CEAS survey which is taken by those who apply for certification to teach in a New Jersey public school.  These are combined responses from 2016-2019.


Title II Reports


Additional Reporting Measures

Rutgers University Annual Institutional Profile Report


Comparative Profile

Rutgers University Annual Institutional Profile Report


Comparative Profile


National Center for Education Statistics


Rutgers University-Newark Fact Sheet


United States Department of Education