• Provisional Teacher Training Programs 

    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.

    Monmouth University offers two separate programs:

    1. 200-Hour Provisional Teacher Training Program - for those who hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and have been offered a teaching position in a school.
    2. 24-Hour Pre-Service Program - for those interested in becoming a teacher and want to apply to the New Jersey Department of Education for a Certificate of Eligibility (CE).

    Please scroll down to see all of the program details below. If you have any questions, please e-mail the program director, Dr. Jason Barr at jbarr@monmouth.edu.


    Provisional Teacher Training Program: A 200-Hour Training Program

    This program is for candidates who:

    1. Hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE).
    2. Have accepted employment in an approved school as a teacher.
    3. Are registered in the Provisional Teacher Program with the NJ Department of Education. 

    For students who are just beginning the process of becoming a teacher via the Provisional Teacher (Alternate Route) program, it is strongly recommended that those students start by contacting the New Jersey Department of Education to understand the entire process of becoming a teacher via the Provisional Teacher (Alternate Route) program.  Monmouth University does not advise students on the NJDOE requirements or process for obtaining a teacher certification nor does Monmouth University evaluate student transcripts.

    CURRICULUM

    Monmouth University's Provisional Teacher Training Program integrates the instructional topics as identified in N.J.A.C. 6A:9-33 for candidates who hold a certificate of eligibility, have accepted employment in an approved school and are registered in the Provisional Teacher Program. The 200 hours of instruction are divided into three segments: Phase 1 consists of 80 hours of instruction, which introduces the teaching profession to the candidates. Phases 2 and 3 each provide 60 hours of instruction. Each class will build upon the previous and will not just be for instruction, but for the provisional teachers to discuss their strengths, weaknesses, and perceptions of the teaching profession.

    COST

    The cost of the course and all course materials is:

    • Phase 1 (80 hours): $600
    • Phase 2 (60 hours): $450
    • Phase 3 (60 hours): $450

    Payable by credit card, certified check or money order to Monmouth University (no personal checks or cash will be accepted). Students will bring their payment to the first class of each phase. We are sorry but there is no financial assistance and no payment plan options available for this course.

    SCHEDULE

    At Monmouth University the Provisional Teachers Program offers a unique opportunity to get certified for a Standard Teaching Certificate while working for a school district. Below are descriptions of the required phases of study. A teacher must hold a CE, be hired by a school district, and registered by their school district to take any phase in the PTP. The Provisional Teacher Program, traditionally known as "Alternate Route Program," contains three phases that must be completed.

    Phase 1: 80 hours

    October 22, 2014 to December 17, 2014  

    • Monday (Web Based)
    • Wednesday (Live Meeting)
    • Designated Saturdays (Web Based)

    Phase 1 will begin Wednesday October 22nd. Live classes are held 5:00pm-9:00pm in Long Branch Middle School Room Number 1080. 350 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740.

    Web Based  days are completed online and you do not report to the classroom.  All web class work must be finished by the time allotted for class and requires computer access and internet capability. 

    Click here for the Phase 1 Schedule.

    A more detailed syllabus will be provided first day of class.

    Phase 2 and 3: 60 hours each: January-May Dates TBA
    Individual sessions consist of a combination of live class meetings usually 5:00-9:00pm and hybrid web based classes on Saturdays from 8:30-4:30pm. There are textbooks required for this phase.

    • School Law
    • Diversity and Cultural Awareness
    • Autism Awareness
    • Higher Order Thinking
    • Planning Long/Short Term
    • Common Core
    • Trade Book final Project
    • Howard Gardener's Multiple, Intelligences
    • Teaching as Acting
    • 21st Century Learning
    • Special Education
    • Motivation and Affect
    • Final Group Unit Plan (TWS)

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

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

    CURRICULUM

    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.

    CLASSROOM OBSERVATION

    Students are required to complete four hours of classroom observation before the start of the course.

    • Students seeking the Elementary K-6, N-12 Subject Area, ESL, and Career & Technical CE will be provided with web links, which will contain four hours of recorded teacher observations. When accepted into the course, a classroom observation form will be e-mailed to each student with the web links and the corresponding assignment. Students must complete a one- to two-page observation analysis paper that is due before the first day of class.
    • Students seeking the P-3 CE 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.

    COST

    The cost of the course and all course materials is $225 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.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    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.

    PRAXIS

    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.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    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 application. Please 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.

    SCHEDULE

    Elementary K-6, N-12 Subject Area, ESL, and Career & Technical CE

    Friday, January 9, 2015: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 10, 2015: Web Based

    Sunday, January 11, 2015: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials are due by January 7, 2015.

    This course requires students to complete four hours of classroom observation prior to the start of class.

    Preschool Through Grade 3 (P-3) CE

    Friday, January 16, 2015: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, January 17, 2015: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Sunday, January 18, 2015: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials are due by January 14, 2015.

    This course requires students to complete four hours of classroom observation prior to the start of class.