Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships

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About the Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships

The Center for Teacher Preparation and Partnerships (CTPP) is a service unit within the College of Education. The Center’s mission is to provide excellent, diverse and equitable urban internship opportunities for teacher candidates within their partnership school districts: Jersey City, Union City, Bayonne, West New York, Newark, Secaucus, and Weehawken. To sustain their mission, the CTPP collaborates with many stakeholders within the learning community: the Colleges of Education, Professional Studies, and Arts and Sciences faculty; district teachers, administrators, community colleges, university supervisors and teacher candidates.

The Center cultivates professional relationships within each partnership district to ensure the quality of the teacher candidate’s clinical experience. This commitment and collaboration on the part of the College of Education, CTPP and partnership districts will greatly contribute to their collective efforts in preparing highly qualified teachers as our educators of tomorrow. Additionally, the CTPP is constantly seeking outside funding sources to implement new initiatives and strategies to provide additional learning opportunities for students in the public schools and those in the College of Education.


Clinical Student Resources during COVID 19

Praxis: For Test Takers: Test Prep Webinars

Clinical Practice I -  edTPA Task I Presentation Overview (powerpoint)
Behavioral Verbs for Effective Learning Objectives

Info NJ ED Recruit

A free video interview platform for current and aspiring K-12 educators, will be launching to nearly 75 school districts across New Jersey.

Please refer to the link for more information

Clinical Practice I Orientation Fall 2021

(Tentative Schedule) - August 26th 12PM to 2PM (Location to Be Determined)
More information to follow via email

**Please read your edTPA Handbook in its entirety by January 7th.

Placing and Supporting Clinical Interns

Spring 2021 CPII Presentation (powerpoint)

Supervisor’s Evaluation Calendar Spring 2021

edTPA Session I 2021

edTPA Task I JM (powerpoint)

Contact Us

Location: Professional Studies Building, Rm. 203A

Brandi Warren, Director
Cynthia Vazquez, Asst. Director
Phone: 201-200-3015
Fax: 201-200-2334


Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday and Friday
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Monday -Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Closed Fridays