Alternative Route for Teaching in New Jersey

Those seeking an alternative teaching route in the state of New Jersey are able to teach at all levels. A bachelor's degree is needed, though the kind depends on the type of teacher an individual wishes to be. After an individual has received a certificate of eligibility, he or she will work under a Provisional Teacher Program for two years. Schools offering Teaching & Learning degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Information on the Certification for the Alternative Teaching Route in New Jersey

Those who have not yet taken a course to receive credentials to teach are still able to become teachers within the state of New Jersey. These individuals can teach at all levels once a Certificate of Eligibility has been obtained. Read ahead to gain insight into the process of becoming an alternative teacher, the requirements, the salary, and future job growth.

Education/Experience Required Bachelor's degree
Exams Required Praxis II, basic skills assessment, physiology and hygiene test
License Validity Period 2 year (Provisional teaching certificate)
Mean Salary in New Jersey, Excluding Special Education (2018)* $40,880 (preschool); $67,400 (kindergarten); $70,660 (elementary); $72,290 (middle school); $76,390 (high school)
Estimate Job Growth (2018-2028, nationwide)* 7% (preschool); 3% (kindergarten and elementary); 3% (middle school); 4% (high school)

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Description

Individuals who have received a Certificate of Eligibility and been hired via a New Jersey public school operate under the Provisional Teacher Program. Teachers are mentored and must meet requirements issued in order to eventually obtain a certification. These teachers will conduct class in a classroom setting like all other teachers, except that for a part of that time each week they are supervised.

Education and Training Requirements

Those who want to pursue the alternative teaching route within the state of New Jersey must first hold a bachelor's degree. The degree does not have to be in a specific area of expertise; however, the degree needs to have focused at least 30 credit hours towards the subject the individual wishes to teach. Alternatively, if the individual is pursuing the certification to teach elementary students, then as long as the degree covers 60 credit hours of liberal arts it will suffice.

There are no training requirements listed as the Provisional Teacher Program acts as a training course.

Exam Requirements

Each individual is required to have passed three tests in order to proceed with pursuing this certification. The individual first needs to have a passing score on a PRAXIS II exam that is focused on the area that the individual wants to specialize in. Once this has been achieved the individual also needs to have passed the CORE basic skills assessment. This will ensure that the individual possesses the basic skill required to successfully teach a class. Finally, the individual will need to have passed the physiology and hygiene test. This will ensure that the teacher meets all basic requirements in order to be able to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility and proceed into the Provisional Teacher Program.

Renewal Requirements

For the two years that a teacher is part of the Provisional Teacher Program, he or she will be evaluated by a certified teacher. Feedback will be given in that time and the individual will be monitored for signs of improvement. At the end of the two-year period, the teacher will be given a recommendation for a Standard Teaching Certificate if it has been determined that he or she is capable of running a classroom.

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