24-Hour Course: Intro to Teaching

24-Hour Course: Intro to Teaching

Introduction to Teaching

As of October 31, 2009, applicants for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) for elementary, middle school specialization, K-12 subject area and career and technical education CEs must complete 24 hours of formal instruction, Introduction to Teaching, prior to issuance of the CE. This requirement also serves as an introduction to the teaching profession for those individuals who are exploring career options.

This course is offered in various formats, both face-to face and blended. It is offered on weekdays as well as weekends. Course content focuses on classroom management, assessment, lesson planning, literacy, technology, and finding a teaching position. In order to get an authentic look at classrooms today, one of the requirements of the course is a four hour classroom observation. For a list of New Pathways providers, click on the link for the community college closest to you or on the link for New Jersey City University.

Webinar on the licensing process for alternate route teachers:


  • Bergen Community College
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Burlington County College
  • Camden County College
  • County College of Morris
  • Cumberland County College
  • Essex County College
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • New Jersey City University
  • Ocean County College
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Raritan Valley Comm
  • Sussex County Community College 
  • Union County Community College

Please note that students should contact the liaison at the CC if they require more information about 24-hour course start dates. 

Fall 2016 offerings:

Bergen Community College  (201)493-3792

  1. Thurs.; September 15-October 13, 2016
    Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  2. Sat.; October 8-November 5, 2016
    Hours: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  3. Tues.; October 18-November 15, 2016
    Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  4. Thurs.; November 4-December 12, 2016
    Hours: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.