Certification & Induction

Applicant Advisories

Requirement for Certificate of Eligibility

"An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program"

Candidates seeking Certificates of Eligibility (CE) must complete a minimum of 24 hours of formal instruction prior to issuance of the CE and as part of application requirements. This prescribed program of study, "An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program , " is offered through department-authorized providers throughout the state or through equivalent coursework documented on a transcript from a New Jersey regionally accredited four-year college or university. Coursework from out-of-state institutions does not fulfill this requirement.

This requirement became effective on September 1, 2009, for candidates seeking a preschool through grade three (P-3) CE. It became effective on October 31, 2009, for candidates seeking elementary, N-12 subject area, English as a Second Language, Students with Disabilities, Bilingual, and career and technical education CEs.

Holders of Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing or provisional or standard certificates in another instructional area will not be required to complete this study. Candidates whose completed applications were submitted to the Office of Certification and Induction as of October 30, 2009 (August 31, 2009 for P-3 applicants) will not be required to enroll in this 24 - hour program. A complete application consists of the application itself, the fee, an official transcript and the oath of allegiance/verification of accuracy. If such applicants are denied a certificate for any reason, e.g., low GPA, did not have the requisite number of credits, etc., the person will have to take the 24 - hour course.

Following is a list of agencies that have been approved to offer the 24 - hour programs. Information regarding available classes and registration processes may be obtained through the contact information below. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 24 HOUR REQUIREMENT VARIES ACCORDING TO THE CERTIFICATION THAT YOU ARE SEEKING.

Approved 24 - Hour Programs for the P-3 CE

Kean University, Melissa Tomich, tomichm@kean.edu, Alternate Route Pre-service Workshop at Kean University

Monmouth University, Kerry Carley-Rizzuto, kcarley@monmouth.edu, http://www.monmouth.edu/academics/schools/education/provisionalprogram.asp

Montclair State University, Liz Kendall, Kendalle@mail.montclair.edu, 24-Hour Pre-Service Course for Alternate Route P-3 Teachers - Montclair State University

New Jersey City University, Dr. Regina M. Adesanya, radesanya@njcu.edu, 201-200-3192

Rutgers University - Center for Effective School Practices, Mary Ellen Morris, P3Rutgers@gmail.com, 732-564-9100

The College of New Jersey, Dr. Jody Eberly, jeberly@tcnj.edu

William Paterson University, Dr. Holly Seplocha, seplochah@wpunj.edu, William Paterson University Continuing Professional Education Online Catalog

The following courses will be accepted to fulfill the P-3 requirement if they have been previously completed:

Kean University:
Course title: Foundations of Early Childhood and Family Studies: Course prefix and number: EC 5000
Course title: Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education: Course prefix and number: EC 3300
Course title: Field Experiences in Multicultural Early Childhood Settings: Course prefix and number: EC 2900

William Paterson University:
Course title: Teaching as a Profession
Course prefix and number: CIED 203

Approved 24 Hour Programs for Elementary K-5, N-12 Subject Area, ESL, and Career and Technical Education CE

Elizabeth Regional Training Center, Stephen J. Williams, ElizabethRegCent@aol.com www.Elizabeth.k12.nj.us, The Elizabeth Regional Training Center - The 24 Hour Pre-Service Training Program

Kean University, Melissa Tomich, tomichm@kean.edu, Alternate Route Pre-service Workshop at Kean University

Monmouth County Vocational School District, www.mcvsd.org, Adult Education at Monmouth County Vocational School District

Monmouth University, mamiller@monmouth.edu, http://www.monmouth.edu/academics/schools/education/provisionalprogram.asp

Morris-Union Jointure Commission, Diane Viola-Henriksen, 908-464-7625 x1109, dhenriksen@mujc.org,http://www.mujc.org/domain/32

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey, www.nptnj.org and newpathways@njcu.edu, http://www.njcu.edu/nptnj/

Relay GSE/North Star Academy, Evan Hendon,Newark@relay.edu, 973-642-0101 ext. 1808, Relay Graduate School of Education

Rowan University, Lynne Levy, levy@rowan.edu, users.rowan.edu/~levy

Rutgers University – Center for Effective School Practices, Mary Ellen Morris, rutgerspreservice@gmail.com, https://cesp.rutgers.edu/24hour, 732-564-9100

Saint Peter's College, James Jacobson, Michelle Cassaro, 201-761-6190 jjacobson@spc.org ; MCassaro@spc.edu, Saint Peters University - School of Education - Alternate Route to Certification Program

Salem County Vocational Technical School, Jennifer Bates, jbates@scvts.org

Thomas Edison State College, Dr. Michael Cosimano, heavin@tesc.edu

Stockton University, Michael Hinman, altroute@stockton.edu, http://tinyurl.com/StocktonAltRte

William Paterson University, Nancy Norris Bauer norrisn@wpunj.edu at 973-720-3131, https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/cpe/catalog/course-detail.cfm?id=32817

The following courses will be accepted to fulfill this requirement for elementary, N-12 subject area, ESL or CTE candidates if they have been previously completed:

Caldwell College: ED 206 Philosophical and Historical Foundations of American and School Curriculum

The College of Saint Elizabeth: ED 603 Curriculum Theory and Practice

Kean University:
EMSE 2800, 2801, 2802 Sophomore Field Experience 2
2900 Field Experiences in Multicultural Early Childhood Settings
FA 2900 Sophomore Field for Art Ed.
MUS 2900 Sophomore Field for Music
EC 3300 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education
EC 3400 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
3800, 3801, 3802 Pre-professional Field Experience
PED 2800 Sophomore Field Experience Physical Education/Health
EMSE 5560 Introduction to Education

Monmouth University:
ED 510-50 Foundations of Education
ED 250 Foundations of Teaching and Learning

Ramapo College of New Jersey: Educ 222 Teaching: Principles and Practices

Rowan University:
EDUC 01104 Teaching: An Introduction to the Profession
EDUC 01270 Teaching in Learning Communities I
EDUC 01272 Teaching in Learning Communities II

Rutgers University – Camden: 50:964:101 Fundamentals of the Teaching Profession

Seton Hall University: EDST6422 Classroom Curriculum, Planning and Organization
     EDST1001 Introduction to Teaching

William Paterson University:
 CIED 203 Teaching as a Profession
CIEE 5110 Educational Psychological Theories and Applications
SMAT 5100 The Art of Teaching in the 21st Century
SPC 2550 Foundations Of Education in a Diverse Society


Alternate Route Regional Training Center Information 2015-2016

Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, alternate route elementary and subject area candidates required to attend regional training centers will have to register themselves with a provider from the list below. Once enrolled, they should let their district contact person know which site they are attending. Enrollment in a center is required for issuance of a provisional license.

Approved 200 Hour Regional Training Center Providers for Elementary K-5/6, Elementary N-8, N-12 Subject Area, ESL Alternate Route Teachers

Career and Technical Education - Candidates for CTE certification must attend the CTE program at Brookdale Community College. Contact Kelly Canonico, kcanonico@brookdalecc.edu, or Danielle Ponterio, dponterio@brookdalecc.edu.

Approved 200 Hour Alternate Route Programs with Pre-Service Requirements for Elementary K-5/6, Elementary N-8, N-12 Subject Area, ESL Alternate Route Teachers


Requirements for Elementary Alternate Route Teachers

In addition to the 200 hours of formal instruction required of alternate route teachers, novice K-5/6 and N-8 alternate route teachers hired as of October 31, 2009 must complete an additional 90 hours of instruction, for a total of 290 hours, in a department-approved program. Of these 90 hours, 45 are in the teaching of mathematics at the K-5/6 level and 45 are in the teaching of language arts literacy at the K-5/6 level. This requirement may be fulfilled by previously completed coursework or through previous experience. See details at N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-8.3(c)3.

Following is a list of agencies whose curricula have been approved to offer the 45 hour programs. Information regarding available classes and registration processes may be obtained through the contact information below. The fee for this instruction at regional training centers is determined by the provider and fees are listed below. The for-credit programs charge tuition which will vary depending on the college/university offering the class.

Approved 45 Hour Programs for Holders of an Elementary CE – Regional Training Centers

Morris-Union Jointure Commission, Diane Viola-Henriksen, 908-464-7625 x1109, dhenriksen@mujc.org, http://www.mujc.org  $350

Rutgers University – Center for Effective School Practices, Mary Ellen Morris, rutgersmathliteracy45@gmail.com, 732-564-9100.

Saint Peter's University, James Jacobson, Michelle Cassaro, 201-761-6190, JJacobson@saintpeters.edu ; MCassaro@saintpeters.edu $325

Stockton University, Michael Hinman, altroute@stockton.edu, http://tinyurl.com/StocktonAltRte $450

Approved 45 Hour Programs for Holders of an Elementary K-5/6 CE – For-Credit Programs

Kean University, Melissa Tomich, tomichm@kean.edu

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey, Mercedes Vargas 201-200-2128, newpathways@njcu.edu, www.nptnj.org. (also available as a non-credit program)

Relay Graduate School of Education, Evan Hendon, Newark@relay.edu, 973-642-0101 ext. 1808, http://www.relay.edu (Open only to candidates enrolled in Relay's 200 hour program)

Below is a list of courses that, if previously completed, meet the requirement for the language arts/literacy or mathematics requirement, as applicable:

Centenary College:
EDU 3041 Foundations of Literacy in Elementary Education
EDU 3052 Elementary Teaching Methodology (math)
College of Saint Elizabeth:
Ed.357 Literacy in Early Childhood, Elementary Education
Math 145: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics (if taken as an education major)
ED 605: Reading and Language Arts: Theory and Practice
Fairleigh Dickinson University:
EDUC6818 Language Development and Literacy I
EDUC6820 Problem-solving Strategies for Elementary Mathematics

Kean University:
EMSE 5314 Intro to Language Arts & Reading
EMSE 5323 Current Theory & Practice in Teaching Mathematics

Monmouth University:
EDL326 Literacy Instruction in K-5 Educational Settings I
ED360 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDL 503 Literacy Instruction
ED556 Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Montclair State University:
Read 500 The Nature of Reading
Math 577 Mathematics Education in the Elementary School

New Jersey City University:
LTED 605 Literacy in the Elementary Curriculum
LTED 608 Elementary and Middle School Language Arts/Literacy
LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at the Elementary Level
MATH 604 Math in the Urban Schools
MATH 608 Seminar in Modern Elementary School Mathematics

Rider University:
GLTP-502 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading/Language Arts: Early Literacy
GLTP-510 Curriculum and Teaching in the Elementary School I: Mathematics

Rowan University: READ 30280 Teaching Literacy
Rutgers University – Camden: 50:964:309  Developmental Literacy
Rutgers –GSE:
15:254:543- Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
15:299:514- Literacy Development in the Early Years

Saint Peter's University:
EE 204 Teaching Language Arts: Elem School and 206 and Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (must successfully complete both courses to meet the requirement)
EE 204 Teaching Language Arts: Elem School and GE 570 Foundations of the Reading
Curriculum (must successfully complete both courses to meet the requirement)
EE 212 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

William Paterson University:
CIEE 229 Literacy and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
CIEE 512 Reading, Language Arts and Literature in Inclusive Classrooms
CIEE 329 Math Methods and Assessment for Teaching K-5
CIEE 513 Math Methods and Assessment for Teaching K-5

Elementary K-5/6 novice teachers who have completed a course that appears to meet this requirement at a New Jersey college or university that is not listed above or at an out of state college or university may submit a Verification of Completion: 45 Hour K-5/6 Reading or Math Equivalent form with a transcript and course description for consideration. The form is available on the Department website at http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/forms.htm