Accreditation and Assessment
School of Education Accreditation
Stockton's Teacher Education (TEDU) program is designed to prepare new teachers to be competent in their subjects, to apply appropriate pedagogy, and to demonstrate caring practices. Accreditation is granted at the initial-licensure level for programs in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary, English, French, Health and Physical Education*, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Preschool**, Social Studies, Spanish, and Theater*. The next site visit will take place in Spring 2027. *Programs offered in our Alternate Route/CE only; all other inital certifications are offered in both, Traditional and Alternative Routes, except **Preschool is Traditional Route/CEAS only.
Stockton's Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program is designed to deepen professional knowledge, develop and deliver instruction, and demonstrate caring through reflective and equitable practices. Accreditation is granted at the advanced- (or add-on-) level for programs in Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural, ESL, Learning Disabilities/Teacher Consultant, Principal, Reading Specialist, Special Education, and Supervisor. The next site visit will take place in Spring 2027.
Accreditation reviews will be conducted by the Association for Advancing Quality in
Stockton Initial Program Assessments, Reviewed June, 2020
The New Jersey Department of Education has approved Stockton University's application to change accreditors to the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation. Stockton University has opted to publish its first Annual Report in 2022, followed by its second Annual Report in 2023.
The TEDU program expects that our novice teachers:
- Demonstrate a thorough competence in their content area and including the ability to draw upon content knowledge when planning and implementing instruction.
- Understand and integrate appropriate planning, assessment, planning and instructional strategies in engaging ways.
- Recognize the diverse needs of the learner by establishing a positive supportive learning environment and utilizing varied teaching strategies that meet the needs of all learners.
- Demonstrate professional responsibility by engaging in self-reflective practices and collaboration.
The MAED advanced program makes and supports five claims:
1. Our graduates build and integrate content area knowledge in their practice.
2. Our graduates implement effective pedagogy strategies in their practice.
3. Our graduates effectively engage their students in classroom instruction that supports their students' academic achievement.
4. Our graduates apply educational theory and research in their practice.
5. Our graduates demonstrate a commitment to professionalism through caring relationships, reflective teaching practices, and involvement in learning communities.
The New Jersey Department of Education publishes an Annual Report that includes important measures. The data represent Initial Certification completers from the 2019-20 academic year who have been employed and evaluated in the 2020-21 academic year. In compliance with New Jersey labor and privacy regulations, the report does not disaggregate performance by program area.