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.

Announcements

Clinical Student Resources during COVID 19

Tutorial Services for Praxis Exams:

Praxis / CORE website you can refer to for tutorial service:
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Praxis: For Test Takers: Test Prep Webinars

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


Employment Opportunities 2022:

Teacher #PaidtoPlay!
Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken-Marshall – Hoboken, NJ 07030

If you have a love for children and enjoy fostering their “a-ha” moments… join our team! #LoveWhatYouDo

A Lightbridge Academy Teacher, your days will be filled with laughter, learning, and hugs! Our nurturing culture isn’t only for children - it is for everyone in our Circle of Care.

We are seeking enthusiastic Teachers with a love for children whose supportive hands desire to make a positive difference every day.

When you join the Lightbridge Academy family, you become part of a team of lifelong learners, who are passionate about children and families… just like you are! You will create and deliver lesson plans and educational activities while also fostering a nurturing environment enabling children to explore and discover many “a ha” moments.

As a Teacher, you will:

  • Make children smile through hands on fun and silliness.
  • Create memories that children will cherish and take with them when they graduate.
  • Offer support to parents through daily interactions and communication.
  • Share with your co-workers the joys of creating "a-ha" moments with children.
  • Build a team atmosphere within your classroom.

Does this describe you?

  • You love to have fun and be fun.
  • You smile until your cheeks hurt.
  • Have an “I’ve got this” attitude.
  • You are flexible and able to multi-task.
  • You make learning fun.

If it does, apply now to join our team!
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $13.50 - $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

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Kiddie Academy of Hillsborough

Educational Child Care Center - Lead and Assistant Pre-School Teacher for two of our classrooms

Job Description: The Kiddie Academy of Hillsborough, is a well-established and well reputed curriculum based pre-school that opened in May, 2018 in Hillsborough, NJ. Our passion and desire is to deliver the highest quality childcare possible. This passion, and the brand's 35 years in business , has earned a leadership position in education-based childcare. It’s what drives us as the location owners to positively shape the lives of children, families and communities everywhere. Kiddie Academy is based on the foundation of Life Essentials - Every experience is an opportunity to learn! Life Essentials ® is an overarching philosophy that includes our programs and techniques. From family style dining to character education, our developmentally appropriate curriculum gives the child a full day of learning no matter what he or she is doing. Some of the best learning happens without the child knowing it.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the Life Essentials curriculum thoroughly and developing and implementing supplemental lesson plans (as required) based on the monthly and seasonal themes and the interests of the children in the classroom
  • Meeting the individual needs of the children including feeding and diapering
  • Participating in staff and training meetings
  • Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning and working through exciting projects
  • Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem, confidence and social skills
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with children, parents and fellow staff using Academy tools and resources
  • Meeting Kiddie Academy's Quality Assurance and NJ state licensing requirements

Co-Teachers work along with the Lead Teachers to ensure compliance with Kiddie Academy's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Co-Teacher Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s / Associates / CDA degree in Education, Psychology, Health Care, Nursing, or any other field related to Growth and Development and 2 years of experience - preferred
  • Strong written and communication skills, ability to communicate with parents and build life-long relationships
  • Experience working in a educational day care facility - at least 2 year preferred

Job Type: Full-time
Kiddie Academy offers competitive compensation and based on experience, education and certifications and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide outstanding opportunities including:

  • Competitive Salary (based on experience)
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Health Benefits and 401K

Educational Child Care Center - Lead Infant & Toddler Teacher

Job Description: The Kiddie Academy of Hillsborough, is a child care / preschool that opened in May, 2018 in Hillsborough, NJ. Our passion and desire is to deliver the highest quality childcare possible. This passion, and the brands 35 years in business , has earned a leadership position in education-based childcare. It’s what drives us as the location owners to positively shape the lives of children, families and communities everywhere. Kiddie Academy is based on the foundation of Life Essentials - Every experience is an opportunity to learn! Life Essentials ® is an overarching philosophy that includes our programs and techniques. From family style dining to character education, our developmentally appropriate curriculum gives the child a full day of learning no matter what he or she is doing. Some of the best learning happens without the child knowing it.

We are currently looking for full time and experienced Infant and Toddler Teachers with flexible hours for our Infant and Toddler classrooms (3 months to - 3 yrs of age)

Daily Responsibilities: Our Lead and Assistant Teachers work together:

  • Understanding the Life Essentials curriculum thoroughly and developing and implementing supplemental lesson plans (as required) based on the monthly and seasonal themes and the interests of the children in the classroom
  • Meeting the individual needs of the children including feeding and diapering
  • Participating in staff and training meetings
  • Designing an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom
  • Interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning and working through exciting projects
  • Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem, confidence and social skills
  • Communicating appropriately and professionally with children, parents and fellow staff using Academy tools and resources
  • Meeting Kiddie Academy's Quality Assurance and NJ state licensing requirements

Lead Teachers are responsible for ensuring compliance with Kiddie Academy's industry-leading Quality Assurance standards. Most importantly, they create a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Lead Teacher Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Education, Psychology, Health Care, Nursing, or any other field related to Growth and Development or Teaching certification from DOE in Elementary Ed and six credits and 2 years of experience - preferred
  • Strong written and communication skills, ability to communicate with parents and building life-long relationships
  • Experience working in a educational day care facility - at least 2 years preferred
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education and Development.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field.
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
  • A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.

Job Type: Full-time

Kiddie Academy offers competitive compensation and based on experience, education and certifications and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide outstanding opportunities including:

  • Competitive Salary (based on experience)
  • Reward / Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Holidays

If interested, please contact:
Shannon Giampietro  - Operations Manager  
Kiddie Academy ® 
716 Route 206 
Hillsborough, NJ, 08844
Phone: 908-857-4220 
http://www.kiddieacademy.com/hillsborough
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KiddieAcademyofHillsborough/


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


Fall 2021 - Clinical Practice I Orientation will be held August 26 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM via ZOOM
ZOOM details have been forwarded to your email.


MANDATORY Virtual CPII Orientation on Friday, January 14, 2022, 1-3 pm. Every intern completing CPII in the spring must be present.

*Please also be sure to read Making Good Choices and your subject specific edTPA Handbook in its entirety before orientation.

*Your edTPA handbook can be accessed from the NJCU edTPA FileShare account. (the FileShare account information has been emailed to you)

*Please note that edTPA handbooks, and a wealth of other edTPA material, can be accessed from the edTPA FileShare link

*** Your Context for Learning should also be completed by orientation (this assignment was reviewed during the edTPA planning sessions with Dr. Murduca).*

*edTPA guidance noted in this communication does not apply to Early Childhood interns.


MANDATORY EDTPA SESSIONS - Clinical Practice II 

Please be prepared to attend the mandatory edTPA sessions that will be held virtually.  Be sure to have your edTPA handbooks and Making Good Choices accessible.

Mandatory edTPA Virtual Sessions 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Friday - February 4th 

Friday - February 25th 

Friday - March 18th 

Zoom details will be forwarded via email to all.


Contact Us

Location: Professional Studies Building, Rm. 203A

Brandi Warren, Director
Cynthia Vazquez, Asst. Director
Phone: 201-200-3015
Fax: 201-200-2334
E-mail: ctppcert@njcu.edu

OFFICE HOURS

FALL & SPRING HOURS
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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