NPTNJ 24-Hour Pre-Service Program
Applying for a Certificate of Eligibility? Here is your first step: New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey is pleased to offer the new "24- hour Pre-Service Program" required for alternate route candidates who apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE). This course is a prerequisite of the NJ Department of Education for all CE applications received after October 30, 2009. NOTE: Individuals submitting a CE application prior to October 31st are not required to take this course. This course is for those individuals seeking a K-12 certification only.
Course content will include:
An Overview of the Teaching Profession, Classroom Management, Assessment Tools, Lesson Plans, Learning Strategies, Job Search Strategies for Teachers, Diversity in the Classroom, The Implementation of Technology, Classroom Observations This is a non-credit course with 20 hours of class work and a 4-hour classroom observation requirement. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate, as required by the NJ Department of Education, which documents their program completion. The certificate of completion from this course must be included in the CE application packet. CE.ALT 004-51
New Pathway to Teaching in New Jersey
Alternate Route to Teacher Education Program - Make a Difference and Change Your Life! Become a Teacher. The New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Program is a statewide consortium among New Jersey City University, collaborating NJ community colleges, and affiliated school districts in New Jersey to provide alternate route education certification programs to qualified candidates. Students may take the program for non-credit certification only or for graduate credit into the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.
Candidates will be admitted into the program if they meet the following criteria:
- Bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA at the time of graduation
- Major in the appropriate field for subject or a license ( K-12)
- Passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam
- Possess a Certificate of Eligibility
The academic program consists of two stages. Stage I is a 45 hour pre-service program and 15 hour guided in-class observations beginning in early summer. Stage II is a 140 hour program yielding 11 graduate credits or taken as a non-credit course, which continues after Stage I from September through June. The program takes approximately one year to complete. It begins in the summer semester and continues throughout the academic year until its completion the following June. If you have not taken the PRAXIS II exam, log onto www.ets.org for information so you can be ready for the next offering of the NPTNJ Program. Preparation for admission into the program can take several months. Not eligible for tuition waivers.
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