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

CPII Clearance form
CPII clearance form is due on October 31st and Praxis scores are due on November 15th

Praxis Test Prep courses for Elementary Education:
The Professional Education and Life Long Learning Department is now offering courses in the fall for preparation of the Praxis Test for Elementary Education.

Spring 2020 edTPA CPII Session Dates are as follows:  
Attendance is REQUIRED.
Please save the dates:

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 20
  • April 17

All session times are 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location to be determined.

Clinical Practice Evaluation Schedule Spring 2020
Clinical Practice I evaluation submission deadlines are as follows:
Observation #1: 2/7/20
Observation #2: 2/28/20
Observation #3: 3/27/20
Observation #4: 4/24/20
Clinical Practice II evaluation submission deadlines are as follows:
Observation #1: 1/31/20
Observation #2: 2/14/20
Observation #3: 2/28/20
Observation #4: 3/13/20
Observation #5: 3/27/20
Observation #6: 4/10/20
Observation #7: 4/24/20
***Cooperating teacher evaluation deadlines (March 6th for mid-semester evaluations and April 24th for final evaluations).

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

Documents & Additional Information


Clinical Practice: