So being that my position is technically only for half the year... I had a question about the certification process. I know when you are new and you have your CE or CEAS, you teach for one year under a mentor, after which you get your certification. Even though I'm maternity leave for only half the year, I'm being treated like a new teacher (ie, not a LT sub) and have a mentor. As far as the NJ state policy goes, does anyone knows how this will work? One of my friends said she heard that it was something like you need to accumulate 1 years worth of teaching under a mentor within say a 3 year period. But then another one of my friends said she thought I would probably have to wait till I get a full year position and this half year doesn't count. If anyone knows or could point me in the right direction to finding out I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!