The Teacher Work Sample is an instructional unit that covers an important component of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCS). It is a comprehensive set of tasks designed to assess a teacher candidates’ ability to PLAN, TEACH, and ASSESS all learners. Throughout the coursework in the School of Education, our teacher candidates learn about, develop, and teach Teacher Work Samples.
Each Teacher Work Sample (TWS) in the School of Education at Monmouth University measures these elements and should be designed to meet the needs of all learners in a class. It must address appropriate state (NJCCCS; NJPST) and national SPA (Specialty Professional Association) standards.
The Monmouth University TWS has been adapted, in part, from the “Renaissance Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality Project’ materials.