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Alternate Route Teaching Certification

New Pathways to Teaching
County College of Morris, New Jersey City University and participating NJ Community Colleges are offering an alternate route to teacher certification, which is an approved program of the New Jersey Department of Education.
 
This program is for candidates who possess:
 
 Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited four year college or university 
 GPA of 2.75 or higher 
 Passing PRAXIS II score 
 Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Completion Certificate 
 Certificate of Eligibility (CE)

The NPTNJ program is divided into two stages: Stage I and Stage II. Candidates must first enroll in Stage I, which begins in April, 2014 if there is sufficient enrollment. Stage I students have classes two nights a week for 6 weeks from 6pm to 9:45pm. In addition to 6 weeks of Stage I coursework, Stage I students must also complete 15 hours of classroom observations in public or private schools of their choice, located in New Jersey. For people seeking NJ teaching certification in Business, please view this website for NPTNJ Alternate Route information - www.brookdalecc.edu/pages/4239.asp
 
To enroll in County College of Morris’s Stage I candidates must possess the following:
 
 3 Official, sealed college or university transcript(s) 
 Copy of passing PRAXIS II score 
 Certificate of Eligibility (CE)
 Minimum GPA of 2.75 recorded on an official transcript from a 4 yr. college or university
 

If you possess the items listed above, bring them to Catherine Parrillo, County College of Morris Henderson Hall, Room 210, to fill out the application for Stage I of New Pathways, beginning in January 2014.  Please make an appointment by calling 973 328 5072 or emailing altroute@ccm.edu  Enrollment is contingent upon meeting ALL of the eligibility requirements listed above. You will be allowed to Register and Pay in person when you come in with your completed packet.

 

Stage II begins every September and ends in June. Classes meet one evening per week from 6pm to 9:30pm. This will only run if there is sufficient enrollment.

 
To enroll in Stage II, candidates must successfully complete Stage I, with a minimum grade of B, and have a contract of employment as a full or part time provisional teacher for the school year.
 

People seeking to teach Elementary or Middle School must take an additional 45 hours of Literacy and 45 hours of Math Instruction as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education for all holders of Elementary and Elementary with subject matter specialization CE's.  Please refer to the New Pathways website for more information.



Resources
 
 Visit the NPTNJ website at New Jersey City University.  http://nptnj.org/   
 
 
 View information regarding the PRAXIS II exam offered by the Educational Testing Service. https://www.ets.org/
 

 Visit the Department of Education website for more information regarding alternate route http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/process/AlternateRoute.htm



If you have questions after reading this information, call 973 328 5072 or email
altroute@ccm.edu  
 
ALTERNATE ROUTE INFORMATION SESSIONS 
Please register for Alternate Route Information Sessions and use section number. Registration information is found in the back of the brochure. ALT 107
 

28514. 1 Session: Henderson Hall, HH 113
Time: 6:30-8 p.m., Tues, Jan. 14
Total Cost: $15

 

 Please visit our website at http://www.ccm.edu/businessCommunity/altroute.aspx for specifics. For additional information, please call 973-328-5072