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CPE offers a variety of education courses. Our Early Childhood Development Certificate is a year long program in which anyone can register for anytime. We partner with  New Jersey City University to offer an alternate route teacher preparation program designed to provide candidates with the skills and strategies necessary to become excellent, successful teachers.

Make a Difference and Change Your Life! Become a Teacher!

What is New Pathways To Teaching in New Jersey NPTNJ?

NPTNJ is a partnership between New Jersey City University and Ocean County College.

NPTNJ offers an alternate route teacher preparation program designed to provide candidates with the skills and strategies necessary to become excellent, successful teachers.

Candidates take NPTNJ coursework at OCC either on campus or as a hybrid program. The program provides a process for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional teacher training program. The NPTNJ program is regulated and approved by the NJ Department of Education DOE.

Introduction to the Teaching Profession SRED-512

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree or higher and a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Take the first step on your path to becoming a teacher. Our 50-hour class offers 30 hours of lecture & 20 hours of clinical work, which includes classroom observations, substitute teaching, tutoring, and working in an after-school program. 5 CEU

24-Hour Introduction to the Teaching Profession Bridge Class SRED-513

Prerequisite: Proof of successful completion of the 24-hour class in order to take our bridge class.

If you have completed the 24-Hour Introduction to Teaching course but have not completed the entire New Pathways program, our bridge class satisfies the requirement of additional 10 lecture hours & 16 clinical work hours.

We have modified the New Pathways to Teaching Program to meet the new regulations from the NJDOE. Classroom observations, substitute teaching, tutoring, and working in an after-school program qualify as clinical work.

No additional textbook is required. 1 CEU

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

Complete our program in 2 semesters!

Prerequisite: 16+ years and graduating with a HS diploma/HS equivalent diploma by the end of the program.

Our nationally certified program allows you to earn the Child Development Associate CDA credential. Our curriculum meets or exceeds the CDA requirement for 120 hours of professional training in early childhood education and includes a preparation program for your CDA required portfolio. Our class meets 1 evening per month at the OCC campus in Toms River with the remainder of the work completed online.

Take the test for your CDA credential at OCC’s Test Center.

Find information about the CDA at http://www.cdacouncil.org/.

You may qualify for a 100% scholarship through the GrowNJKids program.

Find information & requirements at  www.grownjkids.gov/.

Check out our Fast Track CDA Program Booklist.

12 CEU

Call  732-255-0400 ext. 2094 for more information.

Recommended:  Students should have completed Anatomy Physiology I & II and Chemistry prior to taking our course.

Our course is structured as a guided self-study with a concentration on test taking skills and coaching to assist students with the identification of topics and skills they need to study and practice in preparation for taking the ATI TEAS-VI test, which serves as the entrance exam for Nursing School. Get help to identify areas on which to focus your studies from coaches who provide test-taking strategies. They help identify additional content area resources and include 2 electronic practice tests with a supporting study guide. Tuition does not include additional cost for TEAS test.

Cost: $449/includes study materials

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

Prerequisite: Read & write English.

For non-high school graduates, our course focuses on the skills needed to pass the High School Equivalency Test HSET.

Improve comprehension skills in math, reading, science, social studies, and writing. Learn the testing process. Receive personalized feedback from the instructor on what areas to focus with test prep time.

At course end, find out how to complete the HSET at OCC’s Test Center. Handouts included.

REQUIRED: Notebook & pen for class.

Call 732.255.0409 for course offerings.

Deciding to go to college is an important decision. Your performance on the SAT is instrumental in determining where you will go. Our 12-hour English course gets you ready to take the English Comprehension part of the SAT successfully. We target each discreet area of Reading, Writing, and Language as well as essays. Receive a 1:1 evaluation detailing areas for you to focus on as you prepare for the exam. REQUIRED: College Board SAT “Blue Book”.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

Deciding to go to college is an important decision. Your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining the college you will attend. Our 12-hour math course gets you ready to take the Math portion of the SAT successfully. REQUIRED: College Board SAT “Blue Book”.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

If you are currently in the process of obtaining your Certificate of Eligibility, known as the CE, you must take the PRAXIS Core exam. Our prep course helps you develop & strengthen your skills as you review for your test. Review the different types of questions on the math, reading, and writing section. Take practice exams. You do not need to be enrolled in the New Pathways to Teaching program in order to take this class, but we recommend it.

Call  732.255.0409 for course offerings.

Education
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Karen Albrecht
732-255-0400 EXT 2094
kalbrecht@ocean.edu

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