Continuing Education

New Pathways To Teaching

Change your life – become a teacher! Brookdale Community College is collaborating with participating New Jersey Community Colleges and New Jersey City University (NJCU) to offer New Pathways To Teaching In New Jersey (NPTNJ), an alternate route to teacher certification.

The program provides an opportunity for people to become teachers who have a BS, BA, or higher degree and who did not complete a traditional teacher preparation program. The 200 hour program starts in early summer and January.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor or higher degree
  • 2.75 minimum GPA in highest degree (No exceptions)
  • Passing Praxis II score
  • Certificate of Eligibility (CE)

For detailed information, read the NPTNJ Program Overview and Frequently Asked Questions. You may also visit the NPTNJ program’s official site.


Introduction To The Teaching Profession 24-Hour Program

Anyone applying for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) is required to complete the Introduction To Teaching 24-hour Pre-service Program.

Take your first step toward applying for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE). This non-credit course consists of 20 hours of class work and four hours of classroom observation. Areas of Study: classroom management, assessment tools, lesson plans, learning strategies, job search strategies for teachers, diversity in the classroom, and implementation of technology. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate that must be included with your CE application to the NJ Department of Education. Saturday classes – bring your own lunch, no food available on campus. Required text available for sale in College Bookstore.

Fee and Code: $200, XNPTN 003 W

Look for new classes coming soon!