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    The Provisional Teacher Program Office of 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).

    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.

    What Is the Process for Newly Hired, First-Time Teachers?

    Provisional Teacher Process: www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/provprogram.htm

    Alternate Route: CE: www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/CE.htm

    Please scroll down to see all of the program details below.

    200 Hours of Formal Instruction

    We Are Now Accepting Applications for– Alternate Route Phases II, III, and Summer Phase I 2017

    Our options include convenient web-based instruction to better fit your schedule!

    Please mark your preference for classes on the application!

    Phase II: 60 Hours January - March

    Phase III: 60 Hours April - June

    Phase 1 Accelerated Summer Session: 80 Hours May - July 30
    These are the last sessions for the 200-hour program before the requirements change to a 400-hour requirement!

    Download 200 Hour Provisional Teacher Program Application

    Download the Individual Class Schedules.

    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. The 200 hours of formal instruction (Phases I, II, and III) are for those teacher candidates who hold a valid CE, are hired, and contracted by a school district to go Alternate Route and apply to our 200 Hour Phase I-III courses. You may take these courses in any order and enter starting with Phase II in January. This year we will offer a special summer session Phase I for teachers to finish their one year 200-hour requirement for teaching license before it changes to a 400-hour course structure.

    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. You may take these courses in any order.

    Cost

    The costs for the program are:

    • Phase 1 (80 hours): $800
    • Phase 2 (60 hours): $650
    • Phase 3 (60 hours): $650

    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.

    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 apply 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.

    200-Hour Program Application Documents:

    Click to Download Application Document

    The document includes the Application Form for the 200-Hour Program.


    Alternate Route 24 Hour Pre-Service Program

    Monmouth University’s Office of Provisional Teaching offers a 24-hour Pre-Service Program, which outlines all of the steps towards an Alternate Route Teaching License, as well as an in-depth summary of today's teaching methods and issues. You must take this class prior to applying for a position in a school and starting on the 200 hours of formal Phase I, II and III instruction. We offer a Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade (K-12) 24 hour inquiry class, which works best for people who wish to teach academic content such as Social Studies, Literature, or Computer Sciences. The application materials, dates, prices, and times below. We offer a great combination of both in class and web based instruction. Please complete the application on the link provided.

    24 Hour Class Schedule

    PRE--3

    The Pre-3 24 hour program will not be running until after NJ State program approval in 2017. We are currently not offering this course.

    K--12 24-Hour Class Towards a Certificate of Eligibility: This course will change to 50 hours as of July 2017

    Class #1: January Class for K-12 CE

    Friday, January 20, 5 - 9 p.m. (Meets in person)

    Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Meets in person)

    Sunday, January 22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based: do not report)

    Class #2: February Class for K-12 CE

    Friday, February 24, 5 - 9 p.m. (Meets in person)

    Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Meets in person)

    Sunday, February 26, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based: do not report)

    Application Process

    Click to Download Application Document

    The document includes the Application Form and the Disclosure Statement for the 24-Hour Program.

    To enroll in the 24-hour course, click on the link 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.

    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.

    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..

    How do I get my standard certificate after completing the 200-hour program?

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    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