• New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey


    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).


    STEP 1:
    Contact us to obtain information about the New Pathways to Teaching program and our current and future offerings.

    STEP 2:
    Submit an application to NPTNJ, and in the meantime, begin your preparation.

    STEP 3:
    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:

    1. College transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s Degree
    2. The Praxis II test
    3. The Core Academic Skills test
    4. GPA of 3.0

    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:

    • 50 hours of pre-service (The Introduction to Teaching)
    • Accept an offer of employment
    • Confirm enrollment in New Pathways’ 400-hour program
    • Confirm your enrollment in a district mentoring program.

    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, lsosasantiago@hccc.edu, or call (201) 360-4244 with questions.


    Introduction to Teaching

    CENPT-100UA 50-Hour Intro to Teaching*


    CENPT-100UB Intro to Teaching Bridge*


    9 weeks (INTENSE): June 18th—August 25th Journal Square

    • Monday, June 18th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Monday, August 6th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Thursday, August 16th 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Thursday, August 23rd 6:00pm-9:00pm

    This course has a total of five online sessions and five in-person meetings.
    Registration for the Introduction to Teaching course requires advisement.

    *Students will have until the beginning of the fall to complete their Observation hours and Clinical Work.

    **With proof of completion of the 24-hr Intro to Teaching in the last five years.

    Registration closes on Thursday, June 7th, 2018. Don’t miss out. Space is limited!


    Praxis Core Prep


    CENPT-PRAXIS-02 Core Prep


    8 weeks (24 hours of instruction)

    Wednesdays, June 13th—August 1st

    6p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Journal Square

    What is the secret to succeed in ANY standardized test? To obtain the most amount of correct answers in the least amount of time possible!

    This course will help you develop superior test taking strategies to help you reach your goal in the Praxis II, a.k.a., Praxis Core.

    Registration closes on Monday, June 4th, 2018. Don’t miss out. Space is limited!

    CENPT-101SA: Semester I



    CENPT-101SB: Semester I Bridge



    CENPT-102SA: Semester I



    13 weeks from May 16th—August 8th Journal Square

    • Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm

    This course has a total of ten online sessions and five in-person meetings.

    Registration closes on Tuesday, May 10th, 2018. Don’t miss out. Space is limited!


    Thursday, June 14
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    North Hudson Campus
    4800 Kennedy Blvd., Room N413
    Union City, NJ

    To RSVP for one of these Information Sessions, please email Luis R. Sosa Santiago at lsosasantiago@hccc.edu or call (201) 360-4244.