Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
The Office of Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition (RPR) leads policy development to ensure that every student, school, and district will have access to well-trained, effective educators that meet the particular needs of their local community. To do this, we must attract and retain excellent educators in New Jersey, ensure they are prepared to be effective on their first day on the job, and recognize their contributions to our students and to the profession.
On February 4, 2015, the Department proposed updates to teacher preparation regulations as part of a comprehensive initiative to support teachers entering the profession. For more information, see the Preparation web page.