New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) - Secondary Education

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*the application completion deadline for Spring 2023 is CLOSED. The next term accepting applications for NPTNJ is Fall 2023. 

Admissions Requirements

  1. A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  2. A 250-500 word essay discussing why you want to be a teacher, why you choose education as your profession, and why you for pursuing admission to the program to which you are applying
  3. Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from a bachelor's or master's degree program. 
  4. Two professional letters of recommendation
  5. A copy of a regular New Jersey instructional Certificate of Eligibility (temporary/limited CE not acceptable) (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website)

  6. Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if applicable
  7. Passing scores on Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators or waiver if applicable. If you believe you are exempt from taking any section of the Praxis Core because of qualifying SAT, ACT, or GRE scores, you will need to provide a score report.
  8. Passing scores on Praxis II Content Knowledge.
  9. Minimum GPA of a 3.0 or higher (even if you already hold a state issued CE)
  10. Employment verification letter from the hiring manager or administrator on letterhead from your school or school district. Employment as a full time teacher in a New Jersey school is required for admission in the program.
  11. A letter from the hiring manager or administrator on letterhead from your school or school district indicating that the school or school district will enroll you in the provisional teacher program with the State of New Jersey. This is to be sent directly from the school/school district to NJCU.
  12. 50 hour Introduction to Teaching course verification form. NJCU offers this course through the the Office of Professional and Lifelong Learning (PELL) department. You can REGISTER HERE for the course through NJCU. 

*Accepted endorsements for the NPTNJ program at NJCU:

Endorsement

Code

 

Agriculture

2501

Arabic

1580

Art

1200

Biological Science

2210

Business: Accounting

1301

Business: Comprehensive Business

1300

Business: Computer Applications and Business-Related Information Technology

1304

Business: Finance/Economics/Law

1302

Business: Keyboarding and Data

1303

Business: Office Administration/Office Systems Technology

1305

Chemistry

2270

Chinese

1572

Dance

1635

Earth Science

2220

English

1410

Family and Consumer Sciences

1705

Family and Consumer Sciences: Apparel, Textiles, and Interiors

1708

Family and Consumer Sciences: Child and Family Development

1706

Family and Consumer Sciences: Foods/Nutrition and Food Science

1707

French

1510

German

1520

Greek

1570

Health and Physical Education

1605

Health Education

1620

Hebrew

1578

Italian

1530

Japanese

1573

Korean

1579

Latin

 

1540

Marketing

2560

Mathematics

1900

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: Language Arts/Literacy Specialization in Grades 5-8

1106

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: Mathematics in Grades 5-8

1102

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: Science in Grades 5-8

1103

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: Social Studies in Grades 5-8

1104

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/American Sign Language in Grades 5-8

1105

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Arabic in Grades 5-8

1181

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Chinese in Grades 5-8

1172

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/French in Grades 5-8

1110

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/German in Grades 5-8

1125

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Greek in Grades 5-8

1170

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Hebrew in Grades 5-8

1178

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Italian in Grades 5-8

1130

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Japanese in Grades 5-8

1173

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Korean in Grades 5-8

1179

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Latin in Grades 5-8

1145

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Other World Languages in Grades 5-8

1191

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Polish in Grades 5-8

1176

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Portuguese in Grades 5-8

1174

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Russian in Grades 5-8

1165

Middle School with Subject matter Specialization: World Language/Spanish in Grades 5-8

1150

Music

2100

Physical Education

1630

Physical Science

2240

Physics

2260

Portuguese

1574

Psychology

2350

Reading

1430

Russian

1560

Sign Language

1505

Social Studies

2300

Spanish

1550

Speech Arts and Dramatics

1440

Teacher of Supplemental Instruction in Reading and Mathematics, Grades 1-8

1005

Technology Education

1810

Theater

1451


Please find helpful New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey links below:

Contact the NPTNJ department directly:

Chrystal Mateo
Academic Director
Email: cmateo1@njcu.edu
Alternate email: newpathways@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-2018


Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework. Requirements listed above are subject to change at any time based on NJ Dept of Education updates

Application Deadlines*:

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring November 15th
Fall  July15

*Deadlines are subject to change.

*Requirements listed above are subject to change at any time based on NJDOE updates. 

International Applicants:

This program is not currently available to international students seeking an F-1 student visa

We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about your application status. Please find our contact below:

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: 201-200-3409
Fax: 201-200-2044
Email: gradadmissions@njcu.edu

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