NEW PATHWAYS TO TEACHING IN NEW JERSEY
ALTERNATE ROUTE TO TEACHING
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?
If you do, TEACH!
The Center for Continuing Studies and New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) provides a teaching opportunity for those who possess a Bachelors 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.
- Bachelor's degree with 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 US.
FOR COURSE AND APPLICATION-RELATED QUESTIONS:
Contact Director CAROL DESMOND CLARK.
NPTNJ OVERVIEW 2015
NPTNJ INFORMATION SHEET
NPTNJ 2015 APPLICATION
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015, 6:30PM
The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION:
24-HOUR PRE-SERVICE PROGRAM
July 6, 2015 - July 30, 2015 /8 sessions / Mondays and Thursdays
6:00pm - 8:30pm / Course #NCEDU-CS001-01 / 2.0 CEU / $270
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.
For more information, please view the education section of our SUMMER CATALOG.
REGISTER TODAY: (609) 570-3311 or CLICK HERE.