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Pathways To Teaching:
An Alternate Route to Teaching

The New Pathways to Teaching (NPTNJ) program at Raritan Valley Community College is a collaborative program with New Jersey City University (NJCU) designed to provide an alternate route to teacher certification in the state of New Jersey. Students/candidates who successfully complete the NPTNJ program and who elect graduate credits earn 15 NJCU graduate credits that can be applied toward a graduate degree program at NJCU upon matriculation. Those who elect certification-only and successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate of Completion by Raritan Valley Community College as an agent for the New Jersey Department of Education. All students who successfully complete NPTNJ and all related New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requirements are eligible for Alternate Route Teacher Certification through NJCU as agent for the NJ DOE.

Admission Requirements: Stage I
• 2.75 undergraduate GPA and appropriate undergraduate major
• Passing score on Praxis II exam
• Completion of Intro to Teaching Profession
• Achieved a Certificate of Eligibility

Admission Requirements: Stage II
• Successful completion of Stage I
• Promise of employment from school district within the subject area of Certification of Eligibility (CE)

Stage I Class Dates
Session One: Feb 21-Apr 10, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Session Two: Apr 4-May 23, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Non-Credit Option: $1,300
Credit Option: $2,968


  Pathways Information Sessions
ED513 ______ 2 hours/0 CEU
CRN 60277 ED513-50
Wed Feb 1 6:00pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Continuing Education Staff
CRN 60278 ED513-51
Tue Apr 3 6:00pm-7:30pm
Course fee: Free (registration required)

Introduction to the Teaching Profession
ED403 ______ 20 hours/2.0 CEU
Candidates for the Pathways Program must take a 24-hour pre-service component. Topics presented in this course include classroom management, lesson planning, terminology in the educational profession and a component of teacher observation. This course is a must for anyone entering education as a substitute teacher or entering the Alternate Route Teaching Program.
Instructor: Patricia Johnston
CRN 60039 ED403-60
Sat Jan 28-Mar 3 9:00am-1:00pm
CRN 60040 ED403-51
Mon/Wed Feb 27-Mar 28 7:00pm-9:00pm
CRN 60041 ED403-61
Sat Mar 17-Apr 21 9:00am-1:00pm
Course fee: $200 ($85 tuition, plus fees)

Test Preparation Course Praxis Exam Review:
Elementary Education

ED003 ______ 15 hours/1.5 CEU
The course presents the types of questions asked on the Elementary Education Content Knowledge Praxis II 0014 Exam. This praxis exam is a requirement for certification to teach elementary school in New Jersey. The exam review covers Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Proper test preparation helps students minimize the anxiety associated with taking a standardized test. At the time of print, testing dates were not available. ISBN# for Elementary Ed: Content Knowledge Study Guide Rev 2008 (0014 5014) eBook 007-162200-4/978-0-07-162200-4.
Instructor: Patricia Johnston
CRN 60042 ED003-50
Mon/Wed Feb 6-22 6:00pm-9:00pm
(No class Feb 20)
Course fee: $266 ($206 tuition, plus fees)

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