2014 Summer Academy for Kids
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New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (NPTNJ)

This Alternate Route program provides a pathway for individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.75 to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional teacher training program. New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) offers coursework using a curriculum created jointly by New Jersey City University and the New Jersey community colleges. Classes may be taken as non-credit or for graduate credit through New Jersey City University. The program includes the following:

• Introduction to Teaching is a 24-hour pre-service component that introduces the student to the teaching profession and allows the student to complete the requirements to obtain a certificate of eligibility (CE).

• Stage I incorporates classroom management techniques, lesson planning and on-site classroom observations. It may be taken for 4 graduate credits.

• Stage II provides coursework essential for the development of excellent teachers. The course may be taken for 11 graduate credits.

Introduction to Teaching

This five week course provides a snapshot of teaching and offers candidates an understanding of teaching as a profession. Course content focuses on classroom management, assessment, lesson planning, literacy, technology, and the process of applying for a certificate of eligibility (CE). In order to get an authentic look at classrooms today, one of the requirements of the course is a four-hour classroom observation.

February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 2014
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
10 Buck Street,
Millville, NJ



April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014
6:00- 10:00 p.m.
10 Buck Street,
Millville, NJ


Stage I
Stage I is a 60-hour course introducing students to the world of teaching. Fifteen of the 60 hours are spent observing a K-12 classroom. Students must have a CE in order to enroll in Stage I.

January 14-March 25, 2014
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
10 Buck Street,
Millville, NJ

$1,300 – non-credit
$3,061 – credit (4 graduate credits)

Stage II
January 8 – June 4, 2014 and September 24-December 17, 2014 (no classes during July and August)
10 Buck Street,
Millville NJ
5-9 p.m.

$2,400 – non credit
$6,286 – credit (11 graduates credits)

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