NPTNJ is a partnership between New Jersey City University and many community colleges across the State of New Jersey. New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey offers a statewide alternate route teacher preparation program designed to provide candidates with the skills and strategies necessary to become excellent, successful teachers. Candidates take NPTNJ coursework at local NJ Community Colleges either on campus or as a hybrid program. The program provides a process for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional teacher training program. The NPTNJ program is regulated and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE).
Contact us to obtain information about the New Pathways to Teaching program and our current and future offerings.
Submit an application to NPTNJ, and in the meantime, begin your preparation.
Obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (CE) through the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE). Your application for a CE should include the following supporting documents:
You are strongly encouraged to set the process to obtain your CE in motion as soon as possible. The temporary certification is required to move along the program beyond the 50-hour pre-service requirement Introduction to Teaching course. In addition, the CE will enable you to seek employment as a teacher in a public, private, or parochial school. This is crucial, because candidates are required to have an active teaching job to start semester II of the program.
A Provisional Certificate will be issued once candidates have completed the following requirements:
Please read the Overview as well as the other informational documents on the left-hand menu of this website before contacting the office for more information. After reading the contents, email Luis R. Sosa Santiago, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (201) 360-4244 with questions.
CENPT-100FA-01 50-Hour Intro to Teaching
CENPT-100FB-01 Intro to Teaching Bridge
10 weeks September 24th—December 1st Journal Square (No class on Thanksgiving Week)
This course has a total of five online sessions and five in-person meetings.
Though registration can be completed online through our Community Education, students are strongly encouraged to seek advice prior to registration.
CENPT-PRAXIS-01—Praxis Core Prep
8 weeks (24 hours of instruction)
Wednesdays, September 26th - November 14th
6p.m. - 9 p.m.Journal Square
You can register online following the instructions below.
To RSVP for one of the Information Sessions at the North Hudson Campus in Union City, go to https://nptnjinfonorthhudson.eventbrite.com.
To RSVP for one of the Information Sessions at the Main Campus in Jersey City, go to https://nptnjmaincampusinfo.eventbrite.com.