How to begin the process of becoming a teacher
Contact the New Pathways Liaison at Ocean County College, Karen Albrecht at email@example.com or 732-255-0409.
Apply to NPTNJ, register for The Introduction to Teaching Course, SRED-512, the cost is $295 payable at the time of registration, and in the meantime, begin your preparation. You do not need a CE to begin The Introduction to Teaching course.
Candida submit all of the appropriate documentation to the NJ Department of Education (DOE) demonstrating that the requirements have been met to obtain the Certificate of Eligibility (CE). The CE will allow the candidate to immediately seek employment as a Teacher in a public, private, or parochial school. The requirements are as follows:
a. College transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s Degree
b. The Praxis II test
c. The Core Academic Skills test
d. GPA 3.0
The Provisional Certificate will be issued after candidates have completed the 50 hours of pre-service (The Introduction to Teaching), accept an offer of employment, confirm enrollment in New Pathway’s 400-hour program, and are enrolled in a district mentoring program.
For more information please email Karen Albrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732/255-0409.
What is the Alternate Route Program?
An Alternate Route Program is a non-traditional teacher education program designed for those individuals who have not completed a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, but wish to become a certified teacher in New Jersey.
Where can I find a teaching job?
You may find job postings listed on www.NJHire.com, and through your County Superintendent of Education Office.
What are the requirements to get my teaching certificate?
To participate in the Alternate Route/New Pathways program you must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
How do I get my Certificate of Eligibility (CE)?
You must first successfully complete the Introduction to the Teaching Professional class and receive your certificate from that class. You can then apply for your CE through the Department of Education. Please visit the Department of Education website for more information. http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/alternate.htm