• 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.


    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.

    The Provisional Teacher Program is a non-traditional teacher preparation program designed for those individuals with a bachelor's degree, who have NOT completed a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, but wish to obtain the necessary training to become a New Jersey certified teacher.

    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 and have accepted employment in an approved school. 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 costs for the program are:

    • 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 Teacher 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 and be hired by a school district. The Provisional Teacher Program contains three phases that must be completed.

    Phase 1: 80 hours

    Cost: $600

    Dates and Times: Wednesday (web based instruction) and Saturday (seven live class meetings).

    • Live classroom meetings will be held on the Monmouth University Campus, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.  Building and Room TBA.
      • Dates and times for the seven live Saturday classes: 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 12/05, and 12/12,  9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    • Web Based classes are completed online and students 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. The web work requires you to log on and view materials, post in discussions, and adhere to web work due dates in a Monmouth provided web portal. Registration is required for access into the web portal and a professional school email address must be submitted.
      • Dates and times for the web based classes: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/23 (make-up for 11/25), 12/2, and 12/9, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
         

    Required Readings for Course. Please purchase the following books, e-books, or used books prior to the first class meeting:

    • Johnson, LouAnne, "Teaching Outside the Box, How to Grab Students by Their Brains", Second Edition, 2011. Required
    • Ziolkowski, Jim, "Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?" September 2013. Required
    • Jackson, Tom, "More Activities That Teach", 2001. Suggested for class projects 

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

     

    Phase 2: 60 hours

    Cost: $450

    Dates: TBA; classes will begin January 6th and go through mid-March

    Classes will be a mix of web-based and live classroom meetings.

    • Live classroom meetings will be held on the Monmouth University Campus, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.  Building and Room TBA.
    • Web Based  days are completed online and you do not report to the classroom. All web class work requires computer access and internet capability. 

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

    There are textbooks required for this phase.

     

    Phase 3: 60 hours

    Cost: $450

    Dates: TBA; approximately mid-March to mid-May

    Classes will be a mix of web-based and live classroom meetings.

    • Live classroom meetings will be held on the Monmouth University Campus, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.  Building and Room TBA.
    • Web Based  days are completed online and you do not report to the classroom. All web class work requires computer access and internet capability. 

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

    There are textbooks required for this phase.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    To enroll in the 200-hour Provisional Teacher Training Program, click on the link at the top of this page, and download and save the 200-Hour Program Application. Complete all fields. Please type all information and save your application as a Word document. Please DO NOT print and fax/scan your application. Please DO NOT save your application as a PDF file. Sign the form by typing your full legal name in the signature field.

    The candidate must hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and must be employed by a public school in New Jersey or a non-public school registered with the NJDOE's Office of Non-Public School Services. You must submit proof of your school employment and a copy of your CE with this application. Those documents may be scanned. Evidence of employment may be a copy of your contract or a signed letter from your principal. Please do not submit an application if you have not yet obtained both of those documents.

    Please send a single e-mail with the three separate documents attached (completed application form, copy of CE, proof of school employment) to mamiller@monmouth.edu

    Once all application materials are received, the program director will determine eligibility.


    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 complete 4 hours of video observation (you do not have to observe a classroom in a school). Once accepted, students will receive an e-mail with web links, which will contain four hours of recorded teacher observations and a classroom observation 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 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 EXAM

    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.

    BASIC SKILLS EXAM 

    Students are not required to have taken the Basic Skills Exam prior to taking this course. Students do not need this course in order to take the Basic Skills Exam. The Basic Skills Exam is a requirement for a CE.  Students who have a completed application in the Licensing Office of the NJDOE by the close of business on August 31, 2015 do not have to take it.  Students who scored in the top one-third percentile on the SAT, ACT, or GRE for the year the test was taken are exempt. You can find information about the SAT, ACT and GRE exemption scores here.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    To enroll in the 24-hour course, click on the link at the top of this page, and download and save the 24-Hour Program 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 fax/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 mamiller@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

    This class will not be offered again until January, 2016.  This site will be updated in December with the dates and times of the winter class.  Please do not submit an application for this class until the class dates are posted.

    Preschool Through Grade 3 (P-3) CE

    This class will not be offered again until the fall.  This site will be updated in September with the dates and times of the fall class.  Please do not submit an application for this class until the class dates are posted.