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    50 Hour Pre-Service Program | 26 Hour K-12 Bridge Course


    50 Hour Pre-Service Program

    Monmouth University

    Cost: $400

    This course satisfies the New Jersey Department of Education requirement for those wishing to pursue certification through the Alternate Route process. Teacher candidates will have the opportunity to take part in a hybrid approach, spending time with an Adjunct Professor who is also an Administrator in a local school district, to learn the basics needed to start the journey to becoming a teacher.

    Topics that will be covered during the live, in person portion of this class include how to look for a teaching job as an Alternate Route Candidate, the interview process, how to create a cover letter and resume for a teaching job, classroom management, lesson planning, and formative assessment strategies and techniques. Candidates will also be exposed to language and acronyms used in education, be given an introduction and overview on how to make modifications in both a Special Education and non-Special Education setting, in addition to beginning the discussion on the topic of how to differentiate for students who have a variety of social, emotional, and academic needs.

    Clinical observation is a major component to the 50 Hour Pre-Service Course program. Students will be provided with video examples of lessons that they will critique and identify specific strategies and components, as well as have the opportunity to observe in a school setting. The final component will be the teacher candidates presenting a lesson to their Professor and peers. While candidates are encouraged to seek their own placement for these clinical hours, for those who are unable to do so, Monmouth University, through its partnerships with local school districts, will ensure that they assist in placing teacher candidates so that this requirement is met during the time frame of the course offering.

    The Monmouth University 50 Hour Pre-Service Program has been structured so that teaching candidates are able to complete all requirements within a 10 Day Window. However, in order to ensure this occurs, candidates who sign up for these sessions must be willing to commit to the following “live” components:

    • Friday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • 2 Days of Observation in an approved location during the following Monday-Friday
    • 5 additional “live” hours on the following Friday or Saturday (to be determined by session offered)

    Anyone with questions regarding the Alternate Route Licensure Program at Monmouth University should direct them to Director Meredith Miller-Riddle at mamiller@monmouth.edu. Monmouth University looks forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming teachers!

    50 Hour Pre-Service Course, July 2017, Monmouth University

    Friday, July 14: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Saturday, July 15: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University, McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Sunday, July 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Online Module #1)

    Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21: 2 Days of Clinical Observation (Monmouth will place Teacher Candidates if they are unable to find a location to complete this)

    Friday, July 21: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Saturday, July 22: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Online Module #2)

    Sunday, July 23: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Online Module #3)

    50 Hour Pre-Service Course, August 2017, Monmouth University

    Friday, August 4: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Saturday, August 5: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University, McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Sunday, August 6: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Online Module #1)

    Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11: 2 Days of Clinical Observation (Monmouth will place Teacher Candidates if they are unable to find a location to complete this)

    Friday, August 11: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Saturday, August 12: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Online Module #2)

    Sunday, August 13: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Online Module #3)

    Click to Register Online for the 50 Hour Pre-Service Teacher Training Program


    NEW! 26 Hour K-12 Bridge Course

    This course is for teacher candidates who need 50 Hours to satisfy the New DOE requirement and have already taken the 24 Hour Pre-Service Class (proof of certificate must be submitted)
    Cost: $50.00 - Certified Check or Money Order Only (Payable to Monmouth University)

    Friday, July 7, 5 - 9 p.m. (Meets in person)

    Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based: do not report)

    Sunday, July 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based: do not report)

    Monday, July 10, 5 - 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based: do not report)

    Tuesday, July 11, 5 - 7 p.m. (Final Exam Online)

    Please email your application to mamiller@monmouth.edu.

    ** You DO NOT need to be online at the hours listed on the website for the course. It is a curriculum on the web set by the Instructor for study, in which you work at your own pace, however, there are set deadlines for completing class assignments **

    Application Process

    Click to Download Application Document for 26-Hour Bridge Course

    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.

    Cost

    The cost of the 26 hour bridge course is $50 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.

    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.

    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..


    For More Information

    ** Please reach out to Professor Meredith Miller-Riddle regarding questions about the programs noted above.

    Mrs. Meredith Miller-Riddle
    Director, Provisional Teacher Programs
    Office: Room 204 McAllan Hall
    School of Education
    732-263-5238
    mamiller@monmouth.edu