New Pathways to Teaching in NJ

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New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Alternate Route Program

The NJCU New Pathways Alternate Route program is a unique, completely online program for people with a bachelor's degree to become a certified teacher in New Jersey.


Flexibility and Choice. 100% online program options:

  • Graduate credit course option.

Fall and Spring Admission:

  • Begin the program in September or January. Next point of admission is for January 2023.

Personalized Assistance. We are experts on teacher licensing. We provide advice and help for navigating the New Jersey Department of Education regulations and strong faculty support. When you contact us, you get a real person with timely answers.

High-Quality Coursework. Our program includes rigorous, practical courses that thoroughly prepare candidates for teaching. We have separate tracks for Elementary, Secondary, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) candidates to provide for peer collaboration and support.

Statewide Reach. New Pathways to Teaching is an 18-year partnership between New Jersey City University and many of the New Jersey Community Colleges. All courses are completely online so the program can be completed anywhere in the state.


Contact your closest community college New Pathways liaison for more information.

Community College Partners