Become a Teacher

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey is an alternate route teacher education program. Students may choose to take the program as either a certification requirement to become a teacher in New Jersey, or for graduate-level credit toward a Master of Arts degree from NJCU.

This alternate route to teaching program is a partnership between NJ community colleges, New Jersey City University, the NJ Department of Education, the NJ Association of School Administrators, and the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association.

A Certificate of Eligibility (CE) is required for New Pathways to Teaching in NJ.  For persons who do not hold a CE, or who are seeking to obtain (an) additional CE(s), the following class is required: Introduction to Teaching - 24 Hour Program.

Introduction to the Teaching Profession - 24-Hour Program

For information about the New Jersey Professional Development for Teachers Regulations, please visit the New Jersey Department of Education web site at:

View the Introduction to Teaching Next Steps (PDF).

Spring 2015 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession 24-Hour Course Schedule:

February 6, 7, 8, 2015

March 9 – 18, 2015 (on-site/online)

April 17, 18, 19, 2015

May 15, 16, 17, 2015

Visit the 24 Hour Program Flyer (PDF)

Please Call to register 732-255-0477

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