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Certification & Induction

Applicant Advisories

Requirement for Certificate of Eligibility

"An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program"

Candidates seeking Certificates of Eligibility (CE) must complete a minimum of 24 hours of formal instruction prior to issuance of the CE and as part of application requirements. This prescribed program of study, "An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program , " is offered through department-authorized providers throughout the state or through equivalent coursework documented on a transcript from a New Jersey regionally accredited four-year college or university. Coursework from out-of-state institutions does not fulfill this requirement.

This requirement became effective on September 1, 2009, for candidates seeking a preschool through grade three (P-3) CE. It became effective on October 31, 2009, for candidates seeking elementary, N-12 subject area, English as a Second Language, Students with Disabilities, Bilingual, and career and technical education CEs.

Holders of Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing or provisional or standard certificates in another instructional area will not be required to complete this study. AN EXCEPTION IS HOLDERS OF N-12 OR K-6 CERTIFICATES APPLYING FOR THE P-3 CE – THEY MUST COMPLETE THE P-3 24 HOURS.  Candidates whose completed applications were submitted to the Office of Certification and Induction as of October 30, 2009 (August 31, 2009 for P-3 applicants) will not be required to enroll in this 24 - hour program. A complete application consists of the application itself, the fee, an official transcript and the oath of allegiance/verification of accuracy. If such applicants are denied a certificate for any reason, e.g., low GPA, did not have the requisite number of credits, etc., the person will have to take the 24 - hour course.

Following is a list of agencies that have been approved to offer the 24 - hour programs. Information regarding available classes and registration processes may be obtained through the contact information below.

LEASE NOTE THAT THE 24 HOUR REQUIREMENT VARIES ACCORDING TO THE CERTIFICATION THAT YOU ARE SEEKING.

Approved 24 - Hour Programs for the P-3 CE

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL ADDRESS WEB SITE
Kean University Melissa Tomich tomichm@kean.edu https://sites.google.com/
a/kean.edu/24hoursample/
Monmouth University Dr. Kerry Carley-Rizzuto krizzuto@monmouth.edu

http://www.monmouth.edu/academics/
schools/education/provisionalprogram.asp

Montclair State University Liz Kendall kendall@mail.montclair.edu http://www.montclair.edu/
cehs/academics/departments/ecele/academic-programs/alternate-route/
New Jersey City University Dr. Regina M. Adesanya radesanya@njcu.edu www.njcu.edu/continuinged
Rutgers University – Center for Effective School Practices Mary Ellen Morris P3Rutgers@gmail.com http://cesp.rutgers.edu/
p-3-online-pre-service-course
The College of New Jersey Dr. Jody Eberly jeberly@tcnj.edu http://graduate.tcnj.edu/academic-programs/
certificate-programs/school-personnel-licensure-preschool-grade-3/
William Paterson University Dr. Holly Seplocha seplochah@wpunj.edu http://www.wpunj.edu/
coe/programs/p3_route.dot

The following courses will be accepted to fulfill the P-3 requirement if they have been previously completed:

Kean University:
Course title: Foundations of Early Childhood and Family Studies: Course prefix and number: EC 5000
Course title: Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education: Course prefix and number: EC 3300
Course title: Field Experiences in Multicultural Early Childhood Settings: Course prefix and number: EC 2900

William Paterson University:
Course title: Teaching as a Profession
Course prefix and number: CIED 203

Approved 24hr Programs for Elementary K-6, N-12 Subject Area, ESL, Career and Technical Education CE

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL ADDRESS WEB SITE
Elizabeth Regional Training Center Stephen J. Williams ElizabethRegCent@aol.com www.Elizabeth.k12.nj.us,  
Kean University Melissa Tomich tomichm@kean.edu https://sites.google.com/
a/kean.edu/24hoursample/

Monmouth County Vocational School District Dana Schaed dschaed@ctemc.org www.mcvsd.org,  
Monmouth University Meredith Riddle mamiller@monmouth.edu www.monmouth.edu/academics/
schools/education/provisonalprogram.asp
Morris-Union Jointure Commission Diane Viola-Henriksen dhenriksen@mujc.org www.mujc.org/domain/32
New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Mercedes Vargas newpathways@njcu.edu
conted@njcu.edu

www.njcu.edu/continuinged
www.nptnj.org

http://www.njcu.edu/nptnj/
Relay GSE/North Star Academy Evan Hendon Newark@relay.edu http://www.relay.edu
Rowan University Lynne Levy levy@rowan.edu Users.rowan.edu/-levy 
Rutgers University- Center for Effective School Practices Mary Ellen Morris rutgerspreservice@gmail.com https://cesp.rutgers.edu/24hour
Saint Peters College James Jacobson
Michelle Cassaro
jjacobson@spc.org
MCassaro@spc.edu
http://www.saintpeters.edu/school-of-education/curriculum/
alternate-route-certification-program/
  
Thomas Edison State College Dr. Michael Cosimano heavin@tesc.edu http://www.tesc.edu/
watson/intro-to-teaching/
Stockton
University
Michael Hinman altroute@stockton.edu http://tinyurl.com/StocktonAltRte

The following courses will be accepted to fulfill this requirement for elementary, N-12 subject area, ESL or CTE candidates if they have been previously completed:

Caldwell College: ED 206 Philosophical and Historical Foundations of American and School Curriculum
The College of Saint Elizabeth: ED 603 Curriculum Theory and Practice

Kean University:
EMSE 2800, 2801, 2802 Sophomore Field Experience 2
2900 Field Experiences in Multicultural Early Childhood Settings
FA 2900 Sophomore Field for Art Ed.
MUS 2900 Sophomore Field for Music
EC 3300 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education
EC 3400 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
3800, 3801, 3802 Pre-professional Field Experience
PED 2800 Sophomore Field Experience Physical Education/Health
EMSE 5560 Introduction to Education

Monmouth University:
ED 510-50 Foundations of Education
ED 250 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Ramapo College of New Jersey: Educ 222 Teaching: Principles and Practices

Rowan University:
EDUC 01104 Teaching: An Introduction to the Profession
EDUC 01270 Teaching in Learning Communities I
EDUC 01272 Teaching in Learning Communities II
Rutgers University – Camden: 50:964:101 Fundamentals of the Teaching Profession
Seton Hall University: EDST6422 Classroom Curriculum, Planning and Organization
EDST1001 Introduction to Teaching

William Paterson University:
CIED 203 Teaching as a Profession
CIEE 5110 Educational Psychological Theories and Applications
SMAT 5100 The Art of Teaching in the 21st Century
SPC 2550 Foundations Of Education in a Diverse Society


Regional Training Center Information 2015-2016

Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, elementary and subject area CE holders required to attend regional training centers will have to register themselves with a provider from the list below. Once enrolled, they should let their district contact person know which site they are attending. Enrollment in a center is required for issuance of a provisional license.

Approved 200 Hour Regional Training Center Providers for Elementary K-5/6, Elementary N-8, N-12 Subject Area, ESL CE Holders 

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL COST
Elizabeth Regional Training Center Stephen J. Williams ElizabethRegCent@aol.com $1650
Monmouth University- Long Branch Meredith Riddle mamiller@monmouth.edu $2000
Morris-Union Jointure Commission-New Providence Diane Viola-Henriksen dhenriksen@mujc.org $1500
Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Consortium-Montclair Joanne Petrigliano
Renee Graham
jpetrigliano@montclair.k12.nj.us
rgraham@montclair.k12.nj.us
$1500
Rowan University-Blackwood, Glassboro, West Deptford Lynne Levy levy@rowan.edu $1450
Rutgers University- Center for Effective School Practices- Camden, Hackensack, Mercer, Newark, Paterson, Somerset, Rockaway Mary Ellen Morris altroute@gse.rutgers.edu $1450
Saint Peter's University- Jersey City, Kearny, North Plainfield, Sayreville James Jacobson
Michelle Cassaro
JJacobson@saintpeters.edu
MCassaro@saintpeters.edu
$1450
Seton Hall University Michael Kuchar Michael.kuchar@shu.edu $1450
Stockton University- Stockton Campus, Toms River High School Michael Hinman altroute@stockton.edu $2000

Approved 200 Hour Programs with Pre-Service Requirements for Elementary K-5/6, Elementary N-8, N-12 Subject Area, ESL CE Holders

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL COST
New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Mercedes Vargas newpathways@njcu.edu $9806 for- credit
$3800 for- non credit
Relay Graduate School of Education Evan Hendon Newark@relay.edu $17,000 for- credit
New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning Progressive Science Initiatve Rosemary Knab rknab@njctl.org  

Career and Technical Education - Candidates for CTE certification must attend the CTE program at Brookdale Community College. Contact Kelly Canonico, kcanonico@brookdalecc.edu, or Danielle Ponterio, dponterio@brookdalecc.edu.


Requirements for Elementary CE Holders

In addition to the 200 hours of formal instruction required of CE teachers, novice K-5/6 and N-8 teachers hired as of October 31, 2009 must complete an additional 90 hours of instruction, for a total of 290 hours, in a department-approved program. Of these 90 hours, 45 are in the teaching of mathematics at the K-5/6 level and 45 are in the teaching of language arts literacy at the K-5/6 level. This requirement may be fulfilled by previously completed coursework or through previous experience. See details at N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-8.3(c)3.

Following is a list of agencies whose curricula have been approved to offer the 45 hour programs. Information regarding available classes and registration processes may be obtained through the contact information below. The fee for this instruction at regional training centers is determined by the provider and fees are listed below. The for-credit programs charge tuition which will vary depending on the college/university offering the class.

Approved 45 Hour Programs for Holders of an Elementary CE – Regional Training Centers

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL COST
Morris-Union Jointure Commission Diane Viola-Henriksen dhenriksen@mujc.org $350
Rutgers University-Center for Effective School Practices Mary Ellen Morris Rutgersmathliteracy45@gmail.com $325
Saint Peter's University James Jacobson
Michelle Cassaro
JJacobson@saintpeters.edu
MCassaro@saintpeters.edu
$325
Stockton University Michael Hinman altroute@stockton.edu $450

Approved 45 Hour Programs for Holders of an Elementary K-5/6 CE – For-Credit Programs

NAME CONTACT PERSON EMAIL NUMBER
Kean University Melissa Tomich tomich@kean.edu 908-737-3757
New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Mercedes Vargas newpathways@njcu.edu 201-200-2128
Relay Graduate School of Education Evan Hendon Newark@relay.edu 973-642-0101 ext 1808

Below is a list of courses that, if previously completed, meet the requirement for the language arts/literacy or mathematics requirement, as applicable:

Centenary College:
EDU 3041 Foundations of Literacy in Elementary Education
EDU 3052 Elementary Teaching Methodology (math)

College of Saint Elizabeth:
Ed.357 Literacy in Early Childhood, Elementary Education
Math 145: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics (if taken as an education major)
ED 605: Reading and Language Arts: Theory and Practice

Fairleigh Dickinson University:
EDUC6818 Language Development and Literacy I
EDUC6820 Problem-solving Strategies for Elementary Mathematics

Kean University:
EMSE 5314 Intro to Language Arts & Reading
EMSE 5323 Current Theory & Practice in Teaching Mathematics

Monmouth University:
EDL326 Literacy Instruction in K-5 Educational Settings I
ED360 Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDL 503 Literacy Instruction
ED556 Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Montclair State University:
Read 500 The Nature of Reading
Math 577 Mathematics Education in the Elementary School

New Jersey City University:
LTED 605 Literacy in the Elementary Curriculum
LTED 608 Elementary and Middle School Language Arts/Literacy
LTED 648 Solving Reading Problems at the Elementary Level
MATH 604 Math in the Urban Schools
MATH 608 Seminar in Modern Elementary School Mathematics

Rider University:
GLTP-502 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading/Language Arts: Early Literacy
GLTP-510 Curriculum and Teaching in the Elementary School I: Mathematics

Rowan University: READ 30280 Teaching Literacy

Rutgers University – Camden: 50:964:309 Developmental Literacy

Rutgers –GSE:
15:254:543- Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
15:299:514- Literacy Development in the Early Years

Saint Peter's University:
EE 204 Teaching Language Arts: Elem School and 206 and Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (must successfully complete both courses to meet the requirement)
EE 204 Teaching Language Arts: Elem School and GE 570 Foundations of the Reading
Curriculum (must successfully complete both courses to meet the requirement)
EE 212 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

William Paterson University:
CIEE 229 Literacy and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
CIEE 512 Reading, Language Arts and Literature in Inclusive Classrooms
CIEE 329 Math Methods and Assessment for Teaching K-5
CIEE 513 Math Methods and Assessment for Teaching K-5

Elementary K-5/6 novice teachers who have completed a course that appears to meet this requirement at a New Jersey college or university that is not listed above or at an out of state college or university may submit a Verification of Completion: 45 Hour K-5/6 Reading or Math Equivalent form with a transcript and course description for consideration. The form is available on the Department website at http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/forms.htm