The NJCU P-3 Alternate Route provides a process for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) to become licensed teachers by taking classes while they are doing their first two years of teaching. This program is not part of NPTNJ but run through the Early Childhood Department at NJCU. It is regulated and approved by the N.J. Department of Education (DOE).
Here’s how the P-3 program works:
P-3 ALTERNATE ROUTE COURSES
The P-3 alternate route program is 24 graduate credits or 400 hours of instruction over four semesters. The 50-hour, Introduction to Teaching class is offered online at NJCU as well as participating community colleges throughout New Jersey. NJCU offers all four semesters of the P-3 program entirely online.
The P-3 program is only offered for graduate credit. Graduate tuition is based on the NJCU Board of Trustees and subject to change. The NJCU Masters Programs that accept NPTNJ credits provides additional information. The current tuition rates can be found here.
CONTACT: For more information about the P-3 Alternate Route Program, contact Dr. Sai Jambunathan at 201-200-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org