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NEW PATHWAYS TO TEACHING IN NEW JERSEY

ALTERNATE ROUTE TO TEACHING

Mark your calendar for our next information session:
Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 5:30pm
Location - The Conference Center, MCCC, 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor

 

ARE YOU THINKING OF BECOMING A TEACHER?

DO YOU ALREADY HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE?

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD?

TEACH!

 

The Center for Continuing Studies and New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) provides a teaching opportunity for those who possess a bachelor's degree or higher and who did not complete a traditional undergraduate teaching program. If you have spent years volunteering in your children's schools or have often thought or been told that you have what it takes to be a teacher but you just lack the undergraduate training, let us help you embark on an alternate route to teaching.

NPTNJ is a state approved alternate route to teaching. The structure of the program consists of two stages. Our Stage One class began in April of 2014 and will be set to run again in a future semester. Stage One consists of 12 sessions and it meets two nights per week for six weeks. Our Stage Two class begins in September of 2014 and requires the completion of Stage One.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree wtih a 2.75 GPA
  • Successful completion of Praxis II exam
  • Completion of INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING: 24-HOUR PRE-SERVICE PROGRAM (see below)
  • Certificate of Eligibility from New Jersey Department of Education

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 609-570-3311 or e-mail www.comEd@mccc.edu.

FOR COURSE AND APPLICATION-RELATED QUESTIONS: 

Contact Director Carol Clark at clarkc@mccc.edu.

 

Pricing* Credit Noncredit
Stage 1 $3,143 +$25 transcript fee $1,300
Stage 2 $6,286 $2,400

 

*Prices do not include registration or late fees.

APPLICATION NPTNJ

NPTNJ GENERAL INFORMATION  

OVERVIEW_NPTNJ_(Revised_Sept 2010)

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION:

24-HOUR PRE-SERVICE PROGRAM

New Pathways to Teaching is pleased to offer this new course to all alternate route candidates who plan to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE). This course is a prerequisite required by the NJ Department of Education for all Certificate of Eligibility applications submitted after October 31, 2009. You must submit an application and be approved by Carol Clark, Director of the Center for Continuing Studies, prior to registering for the course.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

•     An Overview of the Teaching Profession

•     Classroom Management

•     Assessment Tools

•     Lesson Plans

•     Learning Strategies

•     Job Search Strategies for Teachers

•     Diversity in the Classroom

•     The Implementation of Technology

•     Classroom Observations

 

This is a noncredit course with 20 hours of classroom work and a four hour classroom observation requirement. Upon successful completion of this class, students receive a certificate of completion as required by the state of New Jersey. This certificate must be included when applying to the New Jersey Department of Education for your Certificate of Eligibility for acceptance into the New Pathways to Teaching program.

Classes have limited enrollment - please reserve your spot today. 

As classes fill, additional classes will be offered to satisfy demand. 

July 7 - July 31, 2014
Mondays and Thursdays / 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8 sessions

2.0 CEU / Tuition and fees: $205

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