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:
Please scroll down to see all of the program details below.
This program is for candidates who:
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.
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.
The costs for the program are:
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.
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
Dates and Times: Wednesday (web based instruction) and Saturday (seven live class meetings).
Required Readings for Course. Please purchase the following books, e-books, or used books prior to the first class meeting:
A more detailed syllabus will be provided first day of class.
Phase 2: 60 hours
Dates: TBA; classes will begin January 6th and go through mid-March
Classes will be a mix of web-based and live classroom meetings.
There are textbooks required for this phase.
Phase 3: 60 hours
Dates: TBA; approximately mid-March to mid-May
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 email@example.com.
Once all application materials are received, the program director will determine eligibility.
For Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3), Elementary K-6, N-12 Subject Area, ESL and Career & Technical Education CE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.