Getting Certified In New Jersey
Below is a general list of requirements you must meet in order to obtain a teaching credential in New Jersey:
- Must have a Bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Must have knowledge of the subject area in which you want to teach (by an approved program of coursework).
- Must meet a minimum GPA requirement.
- Must meet the Physiology and Hygiene requirement.
- Must pass the appropriate Praxis II test, in the subject area you want to teach.
- Must complete a 24 hour teaching seminar (for alternate route candidates only).
*As regulations periodically change, specific information regarding New Jersey’s certification requirements and details about New Jersey’s Alternate Route (Provisional Teacher) program, please visit: http://www.nj.gov/njded/educators/license/.
- Didnt complete a college degree in education? Its okay, there are options for you! Click here to read about New Jerseys Alternate Route (Provisional Teacher) program.
- Interested in learning more about what some New Jersey colleges and universities have to offer for veterans? Click here to visit the website of “Operation College Promise”.
- Interested in Substitute Teaching? You must contact your local County Office of Education for information regarding substitute credentials. Listed below are the telephone numbers to the County Offices of Education in New Jersey.
|Cape May||(609) 465-1283|
|Middlesex||(732) 249-2900 Ext. 112|
|Salem||(856) 935-7510 Ext. 8441|