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New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey NPTNJ Alternate Route

What is New Pathways To Teaching in New Jersey NPTNJ?

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

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. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, our program allows you to become a licensed teacher without having to complete a traditional teacher training program. The NPTNJ program is regulated and approved by the NJ Department of Education NJDOE.

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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

Call 732.255.0409 for course offerings.

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