NPTNJ is a partnership between New Jersey City University and many community colleges across the State of New Jersey. New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey offers a statewide 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 local NJ Community Colleges either on campus or as a hybrid program. The program provides a process for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional teacher training program. The NPTNJ program is regulated and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE).
Contact us to obtain information about the New Pathways to Teaching program and our current and future offerings.
Submit an application to NPTNJ, and in the meantime, begin your preparation.
Obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (CE) through the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE). Your application for a CE should include the following supporting documents:
You are strongly encouraged to set the process to obtain your CE in motion as soon as possible. The temporary certification is required to move along the program beyond the 50-hour pre-service requirement Introduction to Teaching course. In addition, the CE will enable you to seek employment as a teacher in a public, private, or parochial school. This is crucial, because candidates are required to have an active teaching job to start semester II of the program.
A Provisional Certificate will be issued once candidates have completed the following requirements:
Please read the Overview as well as the other informational documents on the left-hand menu of this website before contacting the office for more information. After reading the contents, email Alexis Muniz, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (201) 360-4244 if you have any more questions.
This pre-service component recognizes that for many participants, this course begins the process of accepting vast changes in their personal and professional lives. Respecting their expertise, the goals for the pre-service component are framed around two critical areas: (1) an overview of and preparation for the skills and tools needed for the teaching profession; and (2) essential attitudes and dispositions needed to maintain poise as novice teachers in diverse communities.
Dates: Wednesdays, January 22 - April 1stTime: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.Price: $295
This course covers test taking strategies that enable students to perform their best on the Praxis Core and to reach their highest potential. The Praxis is aimed at individuals who wish to pursue a career in education in grades K-12.
Dates: Mondays, February 3rd - March 30 (Closed on Feb. 17 for Presidents Day)Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Price: $299
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