New Jersey Department of Education

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Recruitment, Preparation, and Induction

Please visit the COVID-19 guidance webpage for the latest information about performance assessment for teacher certification.

The Office of Recruitment, Preparation, and Induction (RPI) leads policy development to ensure that every student, school, and district has access to well-trained, effective educators that meet the needs of their communities. We will attract and retain excellent educators, ensure that they are prepared to be effective as they begin their careers, and provide resources and guidance to districts and schools to offer mentoring and induction to new and novice educators.


The Power and Benefits of Clinical Practice video speaks to the importance of being a cooperating teacher as well as the impact of clinical interns.

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