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. If you have any questions, please e-mail the program director, Dr. Jason Barr at email@example.com.
This program is for candidates who:
For student 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, 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.
The cost of the course and all course materials is:
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 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
Live meeting times are 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. held at Long Branch High School, 404 Indiana Ave., Long Branch, NJ, 07740, Room 12
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 I schedule.
A more detailed syllabus will be provided first day of
Phase 2 and 3: 60 hours each: January-May Dates TBAIndividual 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.
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. 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). For the summer sessions, students will be provided with 4 hours of educational videos to watch in lieu of observing a classroom. 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 $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.
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 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 be offered again in December or January. Please check back in early December for the next class dates.
Friday, August 29, 2014: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 30, 2014: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, 2014: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received by August 26, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: This course will require students to complete their 4 hours of classroom observation before the first class session.