edTPA is almost gone! Now what?

By Victoria Gladstone Yes! The edTPA has nearly been eliminated! Is it time to celebrate? Not quite. As of press time, the state Legislature was still considering the terms of…

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Future educators take on Chicago

NJEA Preservice represent New Jersey at NEA Aspiring Educators Conference  This past July, several NJEA Preservice members had the opportunity to go to Chicago, where they attended the National Education…

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Read more about the article Meet your NJEA Preservice officers and chairs
At the 2019 NJEA Preservice Conference (l-r): Karina Canales, Brenda Paez and Taylor Donato.

Meet your NJEA Preservice officers and chairs

NJEA Preservice is led by college students like you, preparing for a career in education. Meet this year’s NJEA Preservice officers and committee chairs.  Sarah AdamoPresident  Last year, Sarah served as…

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EdTPA: Serving neither preservice educators nor students

By Olivia Haas  After the pandemic hit New Jersey in the spring of 2020, the New Jersey Department of Education temporarily modified the rules regarding certification requirements for completion of…

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Embracing the beauty of multilingualism

By Emma Cooper Language, without it, where would we be? Cafés mixing up our coffee orders, giving us hot coffee when we asked for iced, not knowing when to address…

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Read more about the article The journey of a preservice leader
Leaders from all levels of the NJEA family. From left: NJEA Vice President Steve Beatty, NJEA Preservice President Brian Reilly, NJREA President Joan Wright, NJEA President Sean M. Spiller, and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson.

The journey of a preservice leader

By Brian Reilly If you told me in high school that I would be the NJEA Preservice president, I would have thought you were crazy. I did not know what…

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Confidence and creativity

The potential of poetry writing in elementary classrooms Maura Telfer, Rider University student “The only true poets are children” states Flora J. Arnstein, author of Poetry in the Elementary Classroom,…

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Olivia Haas

Olivia Haas is a senior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she is studying mathematics secondary education. Olivia plans to attend graduate school to obtain a doctoral degree…

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Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly is a junior at Seton Hall University studying secondary education and mathematics. In addition to his role with NJEA Preservice, Brian is active at Seton Hall in Campus…

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The financial burden of becoming a teacher

By Gia Salvo, Rowan University Surrounded by excellent teachers, I knew by second grade that I wanted to become a teacher. I would never abandon that dream. That desire, drive…

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