45-Hour Courses

45-Hour Courses

New Jersey Department of Education regulations now require that alternate route elementary and middle school first year teachers take an additional 90 hours of instruction, 45 hours in language arts/literacy education and 45 hours in math education. As an approved provider, NPTNJ is offering this instruction in a blended format, partly online, partly on site. The literacy education course will be offered during the fall semester, the math education course during the spring semester. Each course can be taken either for graduate credit from New Jersey City University, or on a non-credit basis.

New Pathways students enrolled in Stage II should contact their Community College liaison for registration forms. Visiting students from other DOE-approved alternate route programs are welcome to take these courses to satisfy the new requirement. You should contact the host Community College at your preferred site.

Language Arts/Literacy Education 45-hour course Description Students will examine and apply best practices that shape elementary and middle school literacy development and instruction. Planning curriculum, designing physical environments, and organizing and evaluating instruction will be addressed using methods and materials based on educational research and theory.

Designed for new teachers, the course will provide classroom support and networking and practical application of classroom issues in literacy. Areas such as balanced literacy, assessment, phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency will be addressed. - Location/schedule: blended format combining multiple class meetings and online instruction between meetings.

Please Note: The Literacy Course is typically offered during the Fall semester  Language Arts/ Literacy (45 Hour Course) Students will examine and apply best practices that shape elementary and middle school literacy development and instruction. Planning curriculum, designing physical environments, and organizing and evaluating instruction will be addressed using methods and materials based on educational research and theory. Designed for new teachers, the course will provide classroom support and networking and practical application of classroom issues in literacy. Areas such as balanced literacy, assessment, phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency will be addressed.

Fall 2016 offerings:

Bergen County College
Contact  201-493-3792

Saturdays from 8:30am – 1:00am
9/17/2016 – 11/19/2016
In classroom dates: 9/17, 10/1, 10/16, 10/29, 11/19

Math Education 45-hour course

Description: Learn classroom applications of the following ideas: Distinction between numbers and numeral structure in arithmetic; the use of set ideas in understanding the fundamental operations in arithmetic; and a modern approach to the solution of verbal problems, open sentences, number families, patterns in arithmetic, geometry, and informal proofs. Designed for new teachers, the course will provide classroom support and networking and practical application of classroom issues in math.

Please Note: The math course is typically offered during the spring semester.

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