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    400 Hour Provisional Teacher Training Program

    As of July 1, 2017, a candidate may obtain a Certificate of Eligibility before registering for the 350 hour Provisional Teaching Training program. The 50-hour coursework must be completed before entering the 350-hours of coursework. Please note that candidates must complete the 50-hour pre-service program before seeking employment. Registration for this course may be found below. After obtaining a CE and employment, you may apply below for the 350-hour course.

    Fees for the 400 Hour Structure: K-12 Teacher Candidates:

    • 50 Hour Pre-Service Class $400.00 Includes placement by our office
    • Phase I 100-hours: $850.00
    • Phase II 100-hours: $850.00 *2018 only edTPA registration required (Fee paid to Pearson at registration $300.00)
    • Phase III 75-hours: $750.00
    • Phase IV 75-hours: $750.00 *edTPA registration required (Fee paid to Pearson at registration $ 300.00)
    • Late registration fee: $150.00
    • Independent Studies available for $1,000.00, candidates must apply and be accepted to take this opportunity

    50 Hour Pre-Service Program: Now Accepting Both Pre-3 and K-12 Teaching Candidates!
    Please Apply and Choose Your Session Below!

    Please Note: if you have already taken a 24 hour Pre-service Program, you are applying to complete the newly required 50-hours and your tuition will be at an adjusted cost of $350.00 (all 24 hour certificate copies must be submitted via email to received course credit)

    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 Monmouth University looks forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming teachers!

    50 Hour Pre-Service Course, May 2018
    Monmouth University and Long Branch High School

    Friday, May 18: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University Campus, McAllen Hall Room 120)

    Saturday, May 19: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

    Sunday, May 20: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Online Module #1)

    Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25: 2 Days of Clinical Observation (Monmouth will place Teacher Candidates if they are unable to find a location to complete this)

    Friday, May 25: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

    Saturday, May 26: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Online Module #2)

    Sunday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Online Module #3)

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

    Provisional Teacher Training Program Schedule – Phase II Winter 2018

    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.

    Long Branch High School Room 108 (1st floor)
    404 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
    Phone: 732-229-7300 ext. 41011

    Live Meetings for Phase II (4 Hours of Instruction)

    Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    January: 11, 18, 25
    February: 1, 8, 15
    March: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    April: 12

    Online Modules for Phase II (4 Hours of Instruction)

    January: 13, 20, 27
    February: 3, 10, 17, 24
    March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    April: 14

    Additional Information

    1. Professor Riley will email you the course syllabus prior to the first class.
    2. The cost of classes are as follows: Phase II - 100 hours ($850.00 tuition)
      Please note, for winter 2018 session you will need to pay an additional $300.00 edtpa registration fee when you register for Pearson within the first two weeks of class. This fee gets paid directly to the edtpa Pearson system.
      1. The tuition is due on the FIRST DAY of class. No personal checks are accepted. You must pay with a Certified Check, Credit Card, or Money Order only made out to Monmouth University.
      2. Failure to pay by the second live class will result in deactivation for the class and there are no exceptions to this policy.
      3. In accordance with the Monmouth University Provisional Teacher Office, there are no refunds for this class.

    Click to Register for the 400 Hour Provisional Teacher Training Program

    Thank you for choosing Monmouth University as your Provisional Teacher Program provider, we look forward to serving you and all of your educational training needs!

    Schedules To Be Posted

    • Summer Phase I 2018
    • Fall Phase I and II 2018
    • Winter Phase II and IV 2018

    If you have any questions please email the program director Meredith Miller-Riddle at

    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.


    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