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.
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: http://www.state.nj.us/education.
***Fall 2016 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession 24-Hour Course Schedule:
- October 21, 22, 23
***Registration begins on July 13, 2016.
- Stage I is a 45-hour pre-service program of in-class instruction with 15 additional hours of guided classroom observations.
- Stage II is a 165-hour program with content specific courses. K-8 teachers must also complete an additional 90 hours in the Teaching of Literacy and the Teaching of Mathematics.
Call the Continuing & Professional Education office for more details 732.255.0409.
- Prospective alternate route teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA from an accredited institution with a major appropriate for the subject area license.
- Stage I candidates must hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE). Requirements for obtaining a CE are outlined in this handbook: NPTNJ Overview (PDF).
- Candidates for Stage II must have successfully completed Stage I and have secured a teaching position.
A partnership between Ocean County College and New Jersey City University (NJCU) gives New Pathways to Teaching students the opportunity to participate in a continuation of their Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Students must register on-line at NJCU and must have a password and a registration permission number indicating acceptance into the MAT program.
NPTNJ- Degree Completion Options
School Degree Credits transfer in from NPTNJ NJCU Master of Arts in Teaching
NJCU Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Contact: Dr. Allan Futernick, 201.200.3410 Central Michigan University Master of Arts in Education
Contact: Stefanie Sager-Carroll, 609.723.8100 Thomas Edison State College Master of Arts in Professional Studies
Contact: Dr. Esther Taitsman or Dr. Sonja Eveslage, 609.984.1168
College of Saint Elizabeth Master of Arts in Education
16 credits (graduate option)
13 credits - purchase
Contact: Dr. Allan Markowitz, 973.290.4328 or Maria Doyle, 973.290.4374