M.A. Urban Education– English as a Second Language for Alternate Route Completers

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Please note this option is only open to students who have completed an Alternate Route Program. If you have not completed an Alternate Route program, you would apply to one of our regular Urban Education - ESL options 


Urban Education (M.A.) with a specialization in:

  • English as a Second Language for Alternate Route Completers 

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • A copy of regular CE in ESL (temporary CE not acceptable) (a list of your certifications can be downloaded on NJDOE website)
  • Employment verification letter to provide a proof of full-time employment as a lead teacher in K-12 ESL Classroom setting
  • 50 hour Introduction to Teaching K-12 course verification form. Contact the Office of Professional and Lifelong Learning (PELL) for more information about the 50 Hour Course)

*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.

Application Deadlines*:

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring Rolling
Fall  Rolling
International Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring November 1
Fall  May 1

*Deadlines are subject to change. Deadline extensions may be granted on a case by case. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more information gradadmissions@njcu.edu 

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