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Provisional Teacher Training Programs

Registration: 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 PTP Classes: K-12 Teacher Candidates:

  • 50 Hour Pre-Service Class $500.00 Includes placement by our office
  • Phase I 100-hours: $1000.00
  • Phase II 100-hours: $1000.00 Spring 2019 *edTPA registration required (Fee paid to Pearson at registration $300.00)
  • Phase III 75-hours: $850.00
  • Phase IV 75-hours: $850 *edTPA registration required (Fee paid to Pearson at registration $300.00)
  • Phase V Non-edTPA (Spring 2019) $850.00
  • Late registration fee after course has begun 7 days: $150.00
  • Independent Studies available for $1,500.00, candidates must apply and be accepted to take this opportunity. There is no Independent Study course for Phase 1 as this is an introduction course.

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

50 Hour Pre-Service Program

Monmouth University

Cost: $500

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: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Summer sessions 4p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • 10 Hours total of clinical 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 Class Offerings


Friday, December 7th 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University Campus, McAllen Hall Room 120)

Saturday, December 8th 9am to 3pm (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

Sunday, December 9th 9am to 5pm (Online Module #1)

Monday, December 10th-14th through Friday the 14th Days of Clinical Observation (Monmouth will place Teacher Candidates if they are unable to find a location to complete this)

Friday, December 14th 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

Saturday, December 15th 9am to 3pm (Online Module #2)

Sunday, December 16th 9am to 2pm (Online Module #3)


Provisional Teacher Training Program – 350 Hours of Formal Instruction

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. The courses within the 400-hours of formal instruction are set up in hybrid fashion and consist of both live and web classes. The web classes are modules that are assigned each weekend. The current schedules are posted below:

Monmouth University for Alternate Route Teacher Candidates
Phase I – Fall 2018

DATES: Tuesdays: Live class meetings will be held on Tuesday nights (Please see specific dates below). This course is a Hybrid and has online modules posted on weekends

TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – 4 hours live classes; 6 hours allocated Hybrid Weekends

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Nicole Esposito: nesposit@monmouth.edu

LOCATION: Monmouth University Graduate Center – MP 138 PC Lab

Director’s Note: If you are hired as a teacher in Phase I you will finish your 400-hour program in 2020 after the successful completion of Phase IV and the edTPA portfolio assessment. You will receive a Verification of Completion form which will verify to the State of New Jersey that you have finished your regional training of 400-hours. After Phase I, you are automatically enrolled in Phase II in the spring. If you have any questions, need an appointment to review the steps to certification, or have any other concerns at any time, please contact Meredith Miller-Riddle at 732-263-5238 or mamiller@monmouth.edu.

Phase I is 100-hours of Instruction as required by the State of NJ

Tuesdays LIVE CLASSES
September Orientation Class 11, 18, 25
October 16, 23, 30
November 14, 28
December 4 Final Exam

WEB-BASED REQUIREMENTS
Online Modules for Phase I (6 Hours of Online Instruction for the Weekends listed below – Do Not Report In Person)
Assignments will be posted each Saturday and due the following week.
September
Weekend #1 – 15
Weekend #2 – 22
Weekend #3 – 29
October
Weekend #4 – 6
Weekend #5 – 13
Weekend #6 – 20
Weekend #7 – 27
November
Weekend #8 – 3
Weekend #9 – 10
Weekend #10 – 17

Monmouth University for Alternate Route Teacher Candidates
Phase III – Fall 2018

DATES: Wednesdays: Live meetings will be held on Wednesday nights (please see specific dates below). This course is a Hybrid and has online modules posted weekly.

TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. – 4 hours live classes; 4 hours allocated Hybrid

INSTRUCTOR: Professor James Falco: jfalco@monmouth.edu

LOCATION: Long Branch High School, 404 Indiana Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740 – Room #108

Director’s Note: If you are hired as a teacher in Phase III you will finish your 400-hour program in 2019 after the successful completion of Phase IV. You will receive a Verification of Completion form which will verify to the State of New Jersey that you have finished your regional training of 400-hours. Your Provisional Certificate is a 2-year Certificate. Phase IV (non-edTPA course 75 hours) will be offered on Tuesdays in the spring. If you have any questions, need an appointment to review the steps to certification, or have any other concerns at any time, please contact Meredith Miller-Riddle at 732-263-5238 or mamiller@monmouth.edu.

Wednesdays LIVE CLASSES
September 12, 26
October 3, 17, 31 online web class
November 14, 28

WEB-BASED REQUIREMENTS
Online Modules for Phase III (4 Hours of Online Instruction – Do Not Report In Person)
Assignments will be posted each Saturday and due the following week.
September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1 (Final Exam)

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

  • Phase II Spring 2019
  • Phase IV Spring 2019

Pre-3 Endorsement in Early Childhood Education Alternate Route CE Option: If you are interested in the Pre-3 alternate route program you would begin by taking the 50-hour Pre-service course. You would NOT apply to the 350-hour program after the 50-hour course. If you are a Pre-3 CE holder and have been hired by a school district you would apply to either of the credit based programs we offer. By pursuing your Early Childhood Education endorsement through Monmouth University’s 24-credit program or the Pre-3 M.Ed. program. For more information visit our Graduate Pre-3 Endorsement in Early Childhood Education site.


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