Standards and Regulations

The landscape for teacher preparation programs is changing rapidly.  There are new accreditation bodies and new standards, new state regulations and new national teaching standards, to name a few.  The links and resources below are a step in helping to navigate many of the changes.

1. CAEP – The Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation

On August 29, 2013, the CAEP Board of Directors approved new accreditation standards based on consensus recommendations from the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting.

The CEHS will be following the Continuous Improvement pathway to accreditation.

2. InTASC – Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the preparation, licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers.

In April 2013, InTASC released Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0.  These standards are integrated with and provide a backbone for CAEP’s new accreditation standards.

3. NJDOE – NJ’s Department of Education

Commissioner of Education, Chris Cerf and Peter Shulman, Assistant Commissioner/Chief Talent Officer have been working with the rest of the Department of Education to propose and accept new regulations in the State of NJ.

On June 11, 2013, Peter Shulman released a letter on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Regulations and Activities, which provides information on proposed and approved state regulations.

On April 1, 2014, NJ proposed updating the Professional Standards for Teachers to more closely align with the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards. NJ DOE provided an overview of the changes and a comparison between the 2004 NJ Standards and the revised 2014 NJ Standards.

This link will take you to the full crosswalk between the NJ Professional Standards for Teachers and the InTASC standards.

This link will take you to the NJDOE page for Professional Development for Teachers. It includes links and resources pertaining to the Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders.

On May 5, 2014the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers were officially updated to incorporate current research on teaching practice, new understandings of learners and the learning process, and to align to the 2011 the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards.

This PDF shows the changes in the standards as compared to the 2004 standards.

On May 6, 2014, Peter Shulman released an update on teacher and administrator evaluations for the 2013-14 school year.  It also includes information changes to SGO’s and what NJ is calling SGOs 2.0 for the academic school year 2014-15.

On June 4, 2014, the NJ State Board of Education voted to approve the regulations affecting the Professional Licensure and Standards.  The changes to the regulations were originally proposed and distributed in a letter by Peter Shulman on June 11, 2013 (see above).  This file shows what the changes were as originally proposed and those that officially adopted on June 4th.