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Educator Mentoring and Induction Support

On February 4, 2015, the Department proposed updates to principal and school administrator residency requirements as part of a comprehensive initiative to support educators entering the profession. We are currently working with stakeholders to hear feedback and consider potential updates to the proposal and will share more details when they become available.

Information Provided with the Initial Proposal (note: these documents do not reflect potential changes resulting from stakeholder feedback)

Other Sources of Information

Residency Program RFQ:

On December 9, the Department issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals from qualified groups to provide residency programs of induction and support for new administrators serving under a provisional certificate of licensure.  The outcome of this process will be a list of state-approved programs for fulfilling the residency requirement.  To be on the approved list, all programs and their respective providers must meet the criteria specified in the RFQ. For more information, please see this December 9 broadcast memo.

Updated teacher mentoring policies and procedures, effective May 5, 2014


The Department has amended its regulations governing teacher mentoring policies and procedures, effective May 5, 2014. The rules for the mentoring of new teachers better align with the TEACHNJ Act of 2012, reduce district reporting burdens, and promote flexibility and accountability for district implementation.The links below provide more information about the regulations: