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Teaching Performance Center

College of Education
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We have MOVED!

The Teaching Performance Center is now located in
Hennings Hall Room 215
Our new phone number is 908-737-3790




FALL 2014 
   Deadline to submit:     - On or before February 1, 2014

SPRING 2015  
   Deadline to submit:     - On or before April 1, 2014


Applications will be available at the end of November in the Teaching Performance Center, Hennings Hall 215

Click here for more information on applying for field placements.




 Online Praxis I and Praxis II Preparation Courses provided by the College of Education

Exam Edge

To sign up email and include your full name and Kean ID in the body of the email

For more information contact Melissa Tomich at



Proposed Changes to Praxis II

Click here for more information



As of
September 1, 2013

 The Praxis I Basic Skills Tests have changed

 The NEW TESTS are  

Core Academic Skills for Educators:

READING: Code - 5712, Passing Score - 156

 WRITING: Code - 5722, Passing Score - 162

 MATHEMATICS: Code - 5732, Passing Score - 150




 ETS is now offering many Praxis II exams in computer-delivered format.   Testing is available Monday through Saturday and on some evenings until 11 pm.  Students paying with a debit or credit card can register online or by calling 1-800-853-6773   Registration is on a space-available basis. 

Click here to see the New Jersey Test Requirements, learn which tests are available in computer format and find out how to register.


The New Jersey Department of Education has a Website with the newly revised New Jersey
Core Curriculum Content Standards

Check it out!!!!!



An increasing number of public school district require field experience students to have a substitute teacher certificate

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that all College of Education students at Kean University apply for a substitute certificate in order to meet public school district requirements for field experience.

Have questions:  See our FAQ about Substitute Teaching Certification.



  • 1-2-3-Magic for Teachers:  Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K Through Grade 8
    Phelan, Thomas W. & Schonour, Sarah J. (2004), ParentMagic, Inc.

  • Teach like a champion: - 49 Techniques that put students on the road to college. 
    Lemov, D. (2010).  New York: Jossey-Bass Teacher
  • Teach-nology
    The best on the web for teachers.  Includes over 400 sites for rubrics, teaching tools, lesson plans, etc.

  • Inspiring Teachers
    Student teacher homepage with practical tips, resources, inspirations

  • Teaching Heart
    Great site with tips on classroom management, portfolios, interviews and resumes, learning centers, etc. 



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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:

  1. Communicate within the university and to the larger community the centrality of field experience to the preparation of effective teachers.
  2. Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with P-12 schools and agencies, which enhance teacher preparation.
  3. 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.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities to educational partners of Kean University including cooperating teachers.
  5. Record and manage data for the assessment of student eligibility and progress throughout field experience sequences.
  6. 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.
  7. Implement NCATE Standard 3 Field Experiences and Clinical Practice.


Union Campus:
  1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Hennings Hall, Room 215
Phone: 908-737-3790
Fax: 908-737-3795

 Office Hours
   Fall & Spring Semesters
      Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
   Summer Sessions/August
      Monday through Thursday 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Kean - Ocean County College Campus
1 College Drive
Toms River, NJ 08754
Gateway Bldg, Room 423
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 7091

   Fall & Spring Semesters
      Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Wednesday - 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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