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

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

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

  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 4

All session times are 12:00 p.m. – Virtually

Clinical Practice Evaluation Schedule Spring 2020

Clinical Practice evaluation submission deadlines are as follows:

Clinical Practice I

Observation #1 9/25/2020
Observation #2 10/23/2020
Observation #3 11/13/2020
Observation #4 12/11/2020

Please note: CPII application submission dates Begins August 1st, 2020 and ends on October 1st, 2020

Clinical Practice II

Observation #1 9/25/2020
Observation #2 10/9/2020
Observation #3 10/23/2020
Observation #4 11/6/2020
Observation #5 11/20/2020
Observation #6 12/4/2020
Observation #7 12/18/2020

Cooperating teachers of their clinical evaluation deadlines:
The cooperating teacher’s mid-Semester evaluation is due by October 23, 2020
The cooperating teacher’s final evaluation is due by December 18, 2020.

Placing and Supporting Clinical Interns

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:

Clinical Practice | Student Articles

Pandemic Pedagogy: A Remote Teaching Workshop Series