New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (NPTNJ)

New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (NPTNJ)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE! BECOME A TEACHER! 

WHAT IS NEW PATHWAYS TO TEACHING IN NEW JERSEY? (NPTNJ)

NPTNJ is a partnership between New Jersey City University and  many of the New Jersey Community Colleges. 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 N.J. Department of Education (DOE).

HOW TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A TEACHER

STEP 1:
Contact the New Pathways Liaison at the location you would like to attend, either NJCU or any one of the community colleges listed below.

STEP 2:
Apply to NPTNJ  and in the meantime, begin your preparation.

STEP 3:
Candidates will submit all of the appropriate documentation to the NJ Department of Education (DOE) demonstrating that the requirements have been met to obtain the Certificate of Eligibility (CE). The CE will allow the candidate to immediately seek employment as a Teacher in a public, private, or parochial school. The requirements are as follows:

  1. College transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s Degree 
  2. The Praxis II test
  3. The Core Academic Skills test
  4. GPA 3.0 

The Provisional Certificate will be issued after candidates have completed the 50 hours of pre-service (The Introduction to Teaching), accept an offer of employment, confirm enrollment in New Pathway’s  400-hour program, and are enrolled in a district mentoring program.


NPTNJ consists of a Pre-Service component (Introduction to Teaching) and 4 semesters of course work. If you register for the Pre-Service component, you will be part of the 400 hour program. The Pre-Service component is part of NPTNJ and is not a stand alone course. Semester 1 does not require that you have a teaching job (you can, but it's not required); However, Semester 2 DOES require a teaching job.

REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM

Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

Introduction to Teaching
Mon.; January 29-March 19, 2018 (Hybrid: Face-to-face on 1/29, 2/26 and 3/19)
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Mon.; January 29-March 19, 2018 (Bridge, for those who already took 24 hour class: Face-to-face on 1/29 and 3/19)
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sat.; February 10-March 31, 2018 (Hybrid: Face-to-face on 2/10, 3/10 and 3/31)
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sat.; February 10-March 31, 2018 (Bridge, for those who already took 24 hour class: Face-to-face on 2/10 and 3/31)
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thur.; March 15-May 3, 2018 (Hybrid: Face-to-face on 3/15, 4/12 and 5/3)
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Thur.; March 15-May 3, 2018 (Bridge, for those who already took 24 hour class: Face-to-face on 3/15 and 5/3)
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Mon.; April 16-June 4, 2018 (Hybrid: Face-to-face on 4/16, 5/14 and 6/4)
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Mon.; April 16-June 4, 2018 (Bridge, for those who already took 24 hour course: Face-to-face on 4/16 and 6/4)
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

SEMESTER I
Semester I credit and non-credit
Mon & Thur; January 22 – May 3, 2018
(Hybrid course)
Hours: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

SEMESTER II
Semester II credit and non-credit
Hybrid
Tue & Thur; January 23 – May 10, 2018
Hours: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Regina Imperato at 201-493-3792, or rimperato@bergen.edu.

Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738-1543
50 Hour Pre-service Introduction to Teaching
Dates: Sat, Mar 24 – May, 12 (3 face to face sessions – Sat, Mar 24, 9:30-12:30 pm, Apr 21 & May 12, 9:30 am – 11:30 pm and 5 online sessions)

SEMESTER 1: (90 hours)
Sat, Jan 6-Apr 28, online and face to face
Face to face sessions: Sat, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 10 & Apr 28, 9:30 am-2:30 pm

SEMESTER 2: (90 hours)
Fee: Non-credit $880, 3 credit option $2082
Sat, Jan 6-Apr 28, online and face to face
Face to face sessions: Sat, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3 & Apr 7, 9:30 am-2:30 pm

For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Amy Yates 732-224-2158 or ayates@brookdalecc.edu

Rowan College at Burlington County College
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
The Pre-Service Component, Introduction to Teaching, begins on May 16 - June 27th
They are also offering the 26 hour companion course for those candidates who took the 24 hour course.
For additional information about course registration, please contact Carol Grant-Holmes at grant@rcbc or 609-894-9311 ext. 1468

Camden County College
200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Intro to Teaching
2/5/18-3/7/18
4/16/18-5/16/18

SEMESTER 1
1/16/18-4/26/18

For more information please contact: Kaina Hanna, Career & Technical Institute of Camden County College
For more information, or to register for the course, please contact (856)874-6004

County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869

INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING – 50 HOUR PRESERVICE COMPONENT
10 Sessions: 30 classroom hours
Cohen Hall, CH 255
Time:  6:30-9:30 p.m., Tues, May 22, 2018 -July 31, 2018 (No class July 3)
Cost: $299
For more information , please contact: Irena Kaler (973) 328-5085 ikaler@ccm.edu

Cumberland County College
60 W. Broad Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
For more information, or to register for the course, please contact 856-776-2373

Essex County College
On-Campus Continuing Education
303 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Introduction To Teaching 50 Hour Course
Saturday, February 10th to March 31, 9am - 2pm
Wednesday, March 7th to April 25, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, April 28th to June 16, 9am - 2pm
Saturday, May 5th to June 23, 9am - 2pm

SEMESTER 1
Saturday, February 10th to May 25th

SEMESTER 2
Saturday, February 24th  to June 9th

For Information Session dates please call 973-877-3079
Praxis Core Prep Classes available
For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Everlyn Hay, NPTNJ Coordinator/Liason 973-877-3540 or ehay@essex.edu

Hudson County Community College
70 Sip Avenue, Unit 1, Jersey City, NJ 07306

50-HOUR INTRO TO TEACHING
WINTER
50-Hour Intro to Teaching $295/Intro to Teaching Bridge $50
10 weeks: January 22—March 31st Journal Square
Monday, January 22, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm

50-Hour Intro to Teaching $295/Intro to Teaching Bridge $50
10 weeks: April 3—June 9 Journal Square
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm

50-Hour Intro to Teaching $295/ 50-Hour Intro to Teaching $295
9 weeks (INTENSE): June 18—August 25 Journal Square
Monday, June 18, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm

WINTER 
SEMESTER I (Non-credit, Credit)
15 weeks from January 23—May 5, Journal Square
Tuesday, January 23, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm

SPRING
SEMESTER I Non-credit, Credit
16 weeks from April 4—July 18 Journal Square (No class on Wednesday, July 4th)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm

For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Luis Sosa Santiago at 201-360-4244 or 201-360-4232 or lsosasantiago@hcc.edu

Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
The Pre-Service Component, Introduction to Teaching will be offered  in a hybrid format  May 18 - June 29th.
For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Michael Edmondson at 609-570-3856 or edmondsm@mccc.edu the Center for Continuing Studies at 609-570-3856

Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Kimberlee Hooper at khooper@middlesexcc.edu 732-906-2554 or 732.548.6000 x3144

New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Hepburn Hall, Jersey City, NJ 07305

SPRING 2018 Semester One Schedule
Semester One is blended, which means that you will use a learning management system and attend face-to-face classes.
Face-to-Face Class schedule ( all classes are on a Friday from 5:00 pm-9:00 p.m.)
January 26 
February 23
March 23
April 27 
May 11

For more information, or to register for the program, please email newpathways@njcu.edu or call Ozzie Lourenco at 201-200-2128.

Ocean County College
College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08753

Introduction to Teaching
SRED-512-01  2/26-3/14   Monday/Wednesday  5:00pm - 10:00pm
SRED-512-02  4/13-4/29  Friday  6:00pm – 9:00pm
  Saturday  8:00am – 3:00pm

24 Hour Bridge Class
SRED-513-01  2/26/-3/14  Monday/Wednesday  5:00pm – 10:00pm

For more information, or to register for the course, please contact Karen Albrecht at kalbrecht@ocean.edu or Pat Fenn at pfenn@ocean.edu or 732-255-0409.

Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
The Pre-Service Component, Introduction to Teaching will begin on June 13 - August 8, Tue, Thu  6:00-8:00 p.m. (no class 7/4 & 7/6)
For meow information, or to register for the course, please contact Annette Castro at castro@ucc.edu or 908- 709-7601, website: http://www.ucc.edu/nonCredit/

 

CONTACT US

Location: Hepburn Hall, Room 201
Tel: 201-200-2128
Fax: 201-200-2908
Emailnewpathways@njcu.edu

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