• An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-Service Program

    for Preschool through Grade 3 (P3), Elementary K-6, N-12 Subject Area, ESL and Career and Technical Education CE

    The Monmouth University Provisional Teacher Training Program’s mission is to be a regional leader in the preparation of highly competent, reflective teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to improve teaching and learning in a highly pluralistic democratic society. Toward this end, our candidates are prepared to serve students from diverse backgrounds in terms of abilities, age, culture, ethnicity, family, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status. Our programs are designed to instill a commitment to life-long learning.


    Twenty clock hours of formal instruction as well as four hours of guided classroom observation in a school, integrating the instructional topics as identified in N.J.A.C. 9-8.1(a)5, including classroom management, lesson planning, student assessment and diversity, professional responsibilities, and utilizing technology in the classroom. The curriculum is constantly linked to formative assessment and all work completed will be used to assess candidate performance. Each class will build upon the previous and will not just be for instruction, but for the candidates to discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and perceptions of the teaching profession.


    Students are required to complete four hours of classroom observation before the start of the course. Students may observe any K-12 class in any school (you do not have to observe the grade or content area you are seeking certification). P-3 students must observe a preschool to third grade classroom. Monmouth University will not find placements for students but will provide enrollment verification if requested. When accepted into the course, a classroom observation form will be e-mailed to each student to help guide their observation. Students must complete a one- to two-page observation analysis paper that is due before the first day of class.


    The cost of the course and all course materials is $200 payable by certified check or money order to Monmouth University (no credit cards, personal checks, or cash will be accepted). Do not send payment with the application. Students will bring their payment to the first night of class. We are sorry but there is no financial assistance available for this course.


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion, which documents their program completion. This certificate must be included in the Certificate of Eligibility (CE) application packet. The Certificate of Completion does not guarantee that students will be issued a CE from the New Jersey Department of Education. This course is just one requirement in the CE application process. Students are encouraged to contact the New Jersey Department of Education to discuss the qualifications needed in order to obtain a CE before applying to this course. Monmouth University does not evaluate students’ qualifications for a CE nor does Monmouth University advise students on the NJDOE requirements for a CE.


    Students are not required to have taken the Praxis prior to taking this course. Students do not need this course in order to take the Praxis. 


    To enroll in the 24-hour course, click on the link at the top of this page, and download and save the application and disclosure notification. Complete all fields on both forms. Please type all information and save your application as a Word document. Please do not print and scan your applicationPlease do not save your application as a PDF file. Sign the forms by typing your full legal name in the signature field on both forms. E-mail both forms to jbarr@monmouth.edu.

    Once the application is received, the program director will determine eligibility. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or appropriate work experience for career and technology. Once eligibility is determined, an acceptance letter will be e-mailed to the candidate.

    If you have any questions, please contact the program director, Dr. Barr, at jbarr@monmouth.edu.


    Friday, May 2, 2014: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Saturday, May 3, 2014: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received by April 30, 2014.

    PLEASE NOTE: This course will require students to complete their 4 hours of classroom observation before the first class session.


    To be Announced. Please check back later for the next class dates.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received by .

    PLEASE NOTE: This course will require students to complete their 4 hours of classroom observation before the first class session.