How to Get Involved

Dr. Michelle Rosen
Program Director and Associate Professor
College of Education
2039 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305


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Teacher Intern Program

The Teacher Intern Program(TIP) is a multifaceted initiative that includes work experiences, professional development, service, and research for College of Education (COE) students. The program's purpose is to create a paid working opportunity for education majors in an effort to gain real-life teaching experiences in existing classrooms. Teacher Interns are paired with experienced, in-service teachers working alongside them throughout the school year.

Who is eligible?
All current College of Education students and/or students interested in an EDU major.


  • Real life experiences in K-12 settings
  • True connection between COE classes and authentic classrooms
  • Learn the art of teaching first hand
  • Earn $17/hour
  • Help students in after school tutoring activities and clubs
  • Become a part of the partnering school?s culture
  • Participate in NJCU professional development experiences
  • Engage in research projects with COE faculty members
  • Opportunities for lead positions within the program

Partner Schools

Professional Development

Teacher Interns participate in monthly professional development experiences to strengthen their classroom experiences. Work is completed that addresses effective instructional strategies and appropriate pedagogy. Emphasis is placed on ways to encourage student engagement and motivation while working in urban schools.

The professional development experiences affords the interns the opportunity to also engage in faculty research. Interns collaborate with faculty to study current trends in learning and teaching. Opportunities are available to present at conferences and publish.