Category: Teacher Candidate

Congratulations to Cecelia Pateman: Student Servant Leader Award!

The purpose of the Student Servant Leader Awards is to honor students who exemplify the ideals of servant leadership, both on and off campus. Servant leaders are those whose leadership consists of serving the needs of others — not service to others in addition to leadership, but service that is part and parcel of leadership. Out of a record number of nominees, Cecelia Pateman was this year’s recipient of the Student Servant Leader Award!
The College of Education & Human Services would like to highlight and personally congratulate Cecelia, one of our very own Education majors. Throughout her time at Seton Hall, she has actively sought out opportunities to serve those in need both at home and abroad.  She has contributed countless hours to DOVE’s weekly service programs and her international service trip to El Salvador. She is also being recognized for her on-going service to Bethlehem Farms in West Virginia where she works with low-income families. Cece is the perfect example of a Servant Leader, and we are extremely proud of her great accomplishment!
Congratulations Cece!

For more on Cecelia’s service, watch Here!

Congratulations to our Distinguished Clinical Interns 2018-2019!

New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern and Cooperating Teacher Awards Ceremony 2019 

Since 1985, New Jersey’s Colleges and Universities have been invited to submit the dossiers of their three most outstanding prospective teachers for recognition for this award. This Award is co-sponsored annually by the NJDOE (New Jersey Department of Education) and NJACTE (New Jersey’s Association of Colleges for Teacher Education). 

The top 60 clinical interns each year, three from each of NJ’s Educator Preparation Programs, are recognized at the NJ Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards (DCIA) Ceremony. In addition, the Mentor/Cooperating Teachers for each of these 60 teacher candidates are recognized for their support, mentorship and guidance throughout the clinical interns’ placement in their classroom. 

Sixty nominees are selected to be honored as a Distinguished Clinical Intern. From the 60 recognized clinical interns, an independent panel of esteemed New Jersey educators evaluates these dossiers to select recipients recognized with Distinction. For the fifth year in a row, Seton Hall University is honored and proud to have had a clinical intern, this year two clinical interns, selected to be recognized “with Distinction,” placing these clinical interns among the top 16 future educators in the state of New Jersey. 

The 2019 DCIA Ceremony was held on June 12, 2019 at the Pollak Theater at Monmouth University. Please join us in congratulating and honoring Seton Hall University’s 2019 Distinguished Clinical Interns. 

Ms. Irina Acha and her Cooperating Teacher, Yasmin T. Torres (Teacher of Spanish Language at Cranford High School); Nominee

Ms. Catherine Way and her Cooperating Teacher, Carey-Anne Hendershot (7th grade Mathematics and pre-algebra at Readington Middle School); Recognized with Distinction 

Career Center Spring 2020 Events Calendar

The Office of Clinical Experience and Applied Research (OCEAR) is frequently notified about openings in districts and schools.

OCEAR posts the openings as a courtesy to the district/school and as opportunities for our teacher candidates and alumni. We are not endorsing the district or position.

The following job listings are available as of the list date, February 3, 2020. Please contact the district to confirm the position is still open and to gather information regarding the application process.

Please see the PDF here to learn more about Career Center services, announcements, and events! Spring 2020 Career Center Events Calendar

Looking to Become a Substitute? Here Are Easy Steps to Get Certified

Note: OCEAR is providing this information as a courtesy. It is possible for NJDOE to change the process and information. We may not be aware of these changes. For up to date information on the process, go directly to:


Applying for NJ Substitute Teacher certification is an easy step-by-step process.

  1. You need to choose a school district you want to work in. This is your sponsoring district. If you haven’t already, choose a district that is close to SHU, close to home, where you are placed, etc. You can find their contact information in the following link:

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already completed a background check and fingerprinting as a SUBSTITUTE, you DO NOT need to complete steps 2 and 3 below. You need to TRANSFER your approval to your sponsoring district using this link If you completed the background check and fingerprinting previously as a VOLUNTEER, you DO need to complete these steps.

  1. Complete a background check, pay the necessary fees, and print out your IdentoGo Universal Fingerprint Form at:  
  2. You need to get fingerprinted, which can be scheduled and paid for at:

Note: You will need to use your IdentoGo New Jersey Universal Fingerprint Form to complete the “Reason for Visit” section of the site. The Universal Fingerprint Form is provided to you after the completion of Step 2.

  1. Deliver the following to your county or district’s office:

(County Office information is available at this link

  • A completed Substitute Credential application (Can be found in Step #6 in link)
  • Oath of Allegiance form (Can be found in Step #6 in link)
  • A sealed copy of your official transcripts showing a completion of 60 credits
  • A copy of your current Mantoux (TB) test results
  • A $125 check made to “The Commissioner of Education”

The first two previous forms and requirements can be found in the link below under Step #6:

The expected costs of being certified:

  • $11.00 -> Background check (Step 2 above)
  • $67.45 -> Fingerprinting (Step 3 above)
  • $125.00 -> Check to Board of Education (Step 4 above)
  • $10-$15 -> Transcripts (Step 4 above)
    • Total: ~$215.00 

The expected wait time:

This may vary for you. The process may range from 2 weeks to 2 months and is dependent on the county or district being used. Be sure to follow up with your sponsoring district a few weeks after submission to see how the process is progressing.

*This is a quick overview of the application process for NJ Substitute Teacher Credentials. Should you have additional questions about the process please contact your sponsoring district, check the NJDOE website at or call NJDOE at (609) 376-3500.