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New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey is a New Jersey Department of Education authorized provider of formal instruction required of novice alternate route teachers who are seeking elementary or subject area standard instructional certificates. Instructional training sites are based in community colleges throughout the state and are coordinated by New Jersey City University. Candidates in the program may elect to participate on either a credit or non-credit basis. New Pathways consists of two stages of instruction, Stage I, a pre-service experience of 60 hours of instruction and clinical experiences, and Stage II, a September through June program of 146 hours that takes place concurrently with the novice teacher’s provisional year.Candidates take NPTNJ courses at local community colleges. NPTNJ consists of two stages, a total of 15 credits.
EDU 500 Classroom Management (1 credit)EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods (3 credits)
EDU 628 Learning and Motivation (3 credits)EDU 693 Educational Assessment (3 credits)EDU 652 Student Teaching (2 credits)LTED 641 Reading and the School Curriculum (3 credits)You can earn up to 15 credits toward your future master’s degree at NJCU:MAT Elementary EducationMAT Secondary EducationMAT Special EducationMA Educational TechnologyMA in Reading SpecialistMA in Urban Education: Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools specializationMA in Urban Education (Bilingual/Bicultural specialization)MA in Urban Education (ESL specialization)MA in Urban Education (World Languages specialization)NPTNJ is also an approved provider for the new 90 hour requirement for elementary and middle school alternate route teachers.LTED 608 Elementary and Middle School Language Arts/Literacy (3 credits) - Fall semesterMATH 608 Seminar in Modern Elementary School Mathematics ( 3 credits) - Spring semester
Bergen Community College (201) 493-3792Brookdale Community College (732) 224-2301Burlington Community College (609) 894-9311 ext. 1468Camden County College (856) 227-7200 ext.4273
Count College of Morris (973) 328-5187Cumberland County College (856) 691-8600 ext.232
Hudson County Community College (201) 360-4255Mercer County Community College (609) 570-3856Middlesex County College (732) 548-6000 ext. 7827Ocean County College (732) 255-0477 ext.2981Passaic County Community College (973) 684-6202Sussex County College (973) 300-2287Union County College (908) 709-7602
For further information, please visit www.nptnj.org