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Alternate Route Teacher Training Program

Alternate Route to Teaching

What is Alternate Route to Teaching in New Jersey?

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

Ocean County College offers an alternate route teacher preparation program starting with the 50-hour Pre-Service to Teaching Course that is mandatory to getting hired with a Certificate of Eligibility CE in the State of New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Education offers an Alternative Route to Teaching pathway for career changers, recent college graduates and substitute teachers who wish to pursue a career in education. Through this process, a candidate can work toward their standard teaching degree.

2024 Course Dates

July 12 – July 21st (In-Person)

August 1 – August 29 (Online)

September 20 – September 29th (Online)

October 8 – October 24 (In-Person)

October 18 – October 27 (Online)

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50-Hour Pre-Service to Teaching Course

Course Description

This course provides a foundational pathway for degree-holders aspiring to become teachers in New Jersey. Graduates obtain their Verification of Program Completion Form (VOPC), enabling them to pursue teaching positions in the state. This course is offered in both in-person and online modalities.

IN-PERSON

 Required by the NJDOE, the primary goal of this course is to provide the prospective teacher with an overview of the teaching profession. Minimum CGPA: 3.0. Please note that this non-credit course requires 30 hours of class work, and 20 hours of clinical fieldwork, including at least 10 hours of planning and delivering instruction via individual or co-teaching model in a public or private school. Upon successful completion of this course, candidates receive a Verification of Program Completion form that is used by a school district to apply for a candidate’s Provisional License.

Schedule: Fridays 5-10 pm, Sat./Sun. 10 am-2 pm.
Modality: In-Person
Clock Hours: 50
CEUs: 5.0
Instructor: Carol D’Zio

ONLINE SECTION 

This course is offered asynchronous and includes one synchronous course meeting that occurs on the first day of class at 4:00 PM EST. Required by the NJDOE, the primary goal of this course is to provide the prospective teacher with an overview of the teaching profession. Minimum CGPA: 3.0. This non-credit course requires 30 hours of class work, and 20 hours of clinical fieldwork, including at least 10 hours of planning and delivering instruction via individual or co-teaching model in a public or private school. Upon successful completion, candidates receive a Verification of Program Completion form that is used by a school district to apply for a candidate’s Provisional License.

Featuring weekly online assignments with one mandatory live WebEx session on 08/01/24 from 4 PM-6 PM. 

Modality: Online
Clock Hours: 50
CEUs: 5.0
Instructor: Meredith Riddle

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Alternate Route to Teaching program, applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution and meet the following GPA requirements:

  • Applicants who graduated before September 1, 2016, must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Applicants who graduated after September 1, 2016, must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Program Cost

Invest in your future with a nominal program fee of $350.00, which covers all course materials and resources.

Join Us Today!

Take the first step towards realizing your dream of becoming a certified teacher in New Jersey. Enroll in Ocean County College’s Alternate Route to Teaching program and embark on a fulfilling career dedicated to shaping the minds of tomorrow’s leaders.

GPA Requirement:

  • Applicants who graduated prior to September 1, 2016: 2.75 or higher
  • Applicants who graduated after September 1, 2016: 3.0 or higher

Call  732.255.0415 or email alternateroute@ocean.edu for more information.

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