New Jersey Department of Education

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Educator Preparation Program Approval Process

Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs) seeking to operate programs leading to an instructional certificate in New Jersey must gain approval from the Commissioner of Education prior to operating.  All new preparation programs will follow the process below for initial approval, accreditation, periodic review, and continued approval.  Already approved preparation programs will follow the process below for accreditation, periodic review, and continued approval.

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