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School of Education

Felician University has maintained a commitment to high quality teacher preparation through providing clinically rich programs for our students. Felician University has been continuously accredited by the TEAC. Recently in 2013, TEAC evolved into a new accrediting agency, know as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP’s mission is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement in the effectiveness of preparation to strengthen P-12 student learning. Felician University uses standards that guide our curriculum, instruction, clinical experiences, and assessments of student progress at both the initial and advanced certification levels. Data gathered at multiple points in Felician students program experience are used to improve candidate performance as well as program improvement.

Under the new CAEP guidelines Felician University is committed to the CAEP review with feedback option, in tandem with our appropriate Professional Associations:

  1. Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI): Elementary Education (K-6) Teacher Education Programs
  2. Council for Exception Children (CEC): Inclusive Education, MEd; Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification; Learning Disabilities-Teacher Consultant certification; Special Education, MEd
  3. Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC): Educational Leadership, MA
  4. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Early Childhood Education (P-3) Teacher Education Program

Pass Rate Reports

Title II Summary Pass Rates

edTPA

The edTPA is the first standards-based assessment completed by Felician University teacher education students during Clinical Practice I and II, which take place the final year in the teacher education program. edTPA builds on research regarding how to best improve both teaching skills and P-12 student learning.The three tasks that make up the edTPA focus on planning, instruction and assessment. Subject-specific versions of the assessment are required for each certification area. Felician University teacher education students are all prepared for dual-licensure, (special education edTPA is not currently required in New Jersey) so students submit a portfolio of artifacts only in the initial subject area created during Clinical Practice I and II This includes lesson plans, sample assessments, written reflections, student work samples and video of themselves teaching. The submission will occur during the Clinical Practice II semester.