New Jersey Department of Education

Office of Professional Learning

This office oversees New Jersey policies for all educators that include professional development, mentoring and induction, and professional standards to support improved educator effectiveness and student outcomes. In addition, this office collaborates internally and externally with multiple groups to support other state and federal educator effectiveness initiatives.

This office focuses on the following areas:

  • Professional Development: The office provides support, guidance, and technical assistance on high-quality professional development systems, It also assists districts in implementing the state's professional development requirements for teachers and district and school leaders and coordinates the work of the State Professional Learning Committee.
     
  • Mentoring: The office provides guidance and support to districts in implementing the state's teacher mentoring and administrator residency requirements, and it supports effective induction programs for new teachers and leaders.
     
  • Professional Standards: The office coordinates state policy related to professional standards for teachers, educational leaders, and professional learning.

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