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Accreditation

The College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is an educator preparation provider (EPP) accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through June 30, 2024. The next accreditation visit is scheduled for Fall 2023.

The current accreditation status includes both the initial and advanced levels with no areas for improvement or stipulations. Included in CAEP accreditation review are all our programs in initial teacher preparation and a selection of advanced programs. The doctoral counseling psychology is accredited by the APA (American Psychological Association). All programs assess student learning and program effectiveness regularly with the goal of continuous improvement.

In addition to CAEP accreditation for the unit, individual programs related to K-12 education are nationally recognized by their professional associations: social studies education (NCSS), instructional design and technology (ISTE), school library media specialist (ISTE), and education leadership (NELP).

CAEP Accountability Measures

CEHS reports on the following annual accountability measures required by CAEP: 1) completer impact and effectiveness, 2) employer satisfaction and stakeholder involvement, 3) candidate competency at the time of program completion, and 4) ability of completers to be hired in positions for which they were prepared. The most recent data for each of the accountability measures are provided below.

Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness
Supporting Evidence: 2020 New Jersey Department of Education NJ Educator Preparation Performance Report

Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement
Supporting Evidence: The Employer Survey is administered by the College of Education and Human Services every two years.

Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Program Completion
Supporting Evidence: Graduation rates for initial and advanced programs are tracked annually.

Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared
Supporting Evidence: 2020 New Jersey Department of Education NJ Educator Preparation Performance Report