Resources for School Districts

Resources for School Districts

Resources for School Districts

Office Overview

The Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE)  is dedicated to ensuring that all College of Education students receive field placements in school or clinical settings that meet the standards established by the College of Education, the New Jersey Department of Education and all accrediting bodies. In addition, the office is responsible for supporting candidates applying for certification through the New Jersey State Department of Education.  


Background Clearance Requirement

Due to recent changes in state regulations and in order to ensure compliance with school district requirements, ALL education majors and minors MUST complete a New Jersey Department of Education Criminal Background Clearance prior to any clinical experience. No student will be permitted to begin a clinical practice or clinical experience placement without the appropriate NJ DOE criminal background clearance.  Failure to comply may result a denial of placement and removal from the course, thus delaying the completion of the student’s  course sequence and possibly graduation.


Department/Program Information

Information regarding specific program requirements, program guides, course sequence and handbooks can be found on each department’s webpage.