Starting Spring 2020 all clinical field applications are completed online in the Chalk & Wire system.
SPRING 2021: Application deadline is October 1, 2020.
Will I need substitute teaching certification as a Clinical I and Clinical II student?
Yes, you are required to get your substitute teaching certification to participate in the Clinical I and Clinical II student teaching program.
The process of procuring certification as a NJ substitute teacher will take eight (8) to ten (10) weeks. Please start this process the semester prior to applying for the Clinical I field experience.
What are the requirements to become a substitute teacher?
There are two major requirements:
- 60 college credits earned at Kean University or at any other accredited (two or four year) college/university.
- Fingerprinting and a completed criminal background check that show no felony conviction(s).
How do I start the process to obtain a NJ substitute teacher certificate?
1. Contact the Board of Education in the town in which you live or the town in which you have been accepted for placement and ask for a Universal Fingerprint Form. Make sure the information on the top of the form is complete before trying to schedule an appointment.
2. Schedule an appointment at the IdentoGo by Morphotrust USA web page
To speak to a live operator, call 1-877-503-5981 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For more information about Criminal Background Checks please visit