Teaching Performance Center (under construction)

The mission of the Teaching Performance Center of Kean University is to facilitate systematic and ongoing communication between teacher preparation programs and the partnership schools/agencies in which pre-service educators are placed. The purposes of the TPC are to:

  • Communicate within the university and to the larger community the centrality of field experience to the preparation of effective teachers.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with P-12 schools and agencies, which enhance teacher preparation.
  • Provide students opportunities to meet and/or exceed the requirements of field experiences through diverse, high quality, clinical placements and the supportive teamwork of the student teacher, cooperating teacher and university supervisor.
  • Provide professional development opportunities to educational partners of Kean University including cooperating teachers.
  • Record and manage data for the assessment of student eligibility and progress throughout field experience sequences.
  • Integrate the use of technology in all processes and procedures of field placement for the benefit of students, faculty and P-12 schools and agencies.
  • Implement NCATE Standard 3 Field Experiences and Clinical Practice.


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