Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) Educator Preparation Programs
The CEAS educator preparation program refers to a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university (previously known as "traditional route"). A list of the current approved CEAS educator preparation programs in the state is posted here. To learn about New Jersey's available certificates and endorsements please visit the Office of Licensure and Certification website.
Since the initial proposal to update teacher preparation and certification requirements on February 4, 2015, Department staff members have met with several groups and individuals to hear stakeholder feedback. Following the May 6 publication of potential changes resulting from outreach efforts and the related public testimony on May 20, the Department on June 3 presented to the State Board of Education an updated regulatory package at proposal level. The following resources provide more information and have been updated to reflect changes based on feedback from February 4 – June 3:
- Proposal Level Presentation to State Board (6/3/15)
- Updated memo describing rationale and updates to full proposal
- Current and Proposed Changes to CEAS Educator Preparation