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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. For information on when the stages will be offered and any additional information, please contact our Director, DR. STEVE BASSETT.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION:

NPTNJ OVERVIEW

NPTNJ INFORMATION SHEET

NPTNJ 2015 APPLICATION


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

THE CENTER FOR CONTINUING STUDIES OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:30pm

The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

The New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program will be represented as well as Montessori Teacher Training and many other certificate programs.

Call 609-570-3311 to register for this free Open House
and to enter your name into our spring raffle!


INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION:

24-HOUR PRE-SERVICE PROGRAM

February 8 - March 3, 2016 /8 sessions / Mondays and Thursdays

6:00pm - 8:30pm / Course #NCEDU-CS001-01 / 2.0 CEU / $270
or
March 10 - April 7, 2016 (no class March 24) / 8 sessions / Mondays and Thursdays
6:00pm - 8:30pm / Course #NCEDU-CS001-02 / 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 spring catalog.

 REGISTER TODAY: (609) 570-3311 or CLICK HERE.


                                       

 

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