Get a new career teaching in New Jersey!
Ocean County College partners with New Jersey City University (NJCU) and other community colleges to offer New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ), an alternate route to teacher certification.
The program provides an opportunity for people to become teachers who have a BS, BA, or higher degree and who did not complete a traditional teacher preparation program.
Students must complete the Introduction to the Teaching Profession and apply for their Certificate of Eligibility (CE) before proceeding to the Stage I or II classes.
SRED-510-01 Intro to the Teaching Profession 24 Hour Program-LAST TIME BEING OFFERED
February 3, 4, 5
SRED-512-01 Intro to the Teaching Profession (Previously "The 24 Hour Class"
April 26-May 22
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