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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 Structure: 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
  • Phase III 75-hours: $850.00
  • Phase IV 75-hours: $850 *edTPA registration required (Fee paid to Pearson at registration $300.00)
  • 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 are no Intendent Studies for Phase 1 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: 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!

Summer Session 50-Hour Pre-Service Class Offerings

July 2018
Monmouth University and Long Branch High School

Pre-Service Class Tuition is $500 and Includes Placement by Our PTP Office

Friday, July 13 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University Campus, McAllen Hall Room 120)

Saturday, July 14: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

Sunday, July 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Online Module #1)

Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 Days of Clinical Observation (Monmouth will place Teacher Candidates if they are unable to find a location to complete this)

Friday, July 20 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

Saturday, July 21 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Online Module #2)

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

August 2018
Monmouth University and Long Branch High School

Friday, August 10 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Monmouth University Campus, McAllen Hall Room 120)

Saturday, August 11: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

Sunday, August 12 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Online Module #1)

Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 Days of Clinical Observation (Monmouth will place Teacher Candidates if they are unable to find a location to complete this)

Thursday, August 16 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Live: Long Branch High School, 2nd Floor Library)

Saturday, August 18 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Online Module #2)

Sunday, August 19 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Online Module #3)


Provisional Teacher Training Program Summer Session 10 Week Schedule – Phase I Accelerated

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. Our summer session allows an accelerated Phase I course consisting of 100-hours that will count towards your 2 years, 350-hour program. The courses 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 schedule below provides a 10-week fast-paced option for those who will be teaching in the fall and wish to learn several instructional strategies in advance.

Live Classes: Tuesdays

Time: 5:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Location: Monmouth University Main Campus – McAllan Hall MH 226 PC Lab
Address: 400 Cedar Avenue, park in Lot #16 or as close as possible
Lead Instructor: Director Meredith Miller-Riddle (mamiller@monmouth.edu)
Co-Instructor: Professor Nicole Esposito (nesposit@monmouth.edu)

Live Classes 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. May 15 Classes Begin 

 May: 15, 22, 29
June: 5, 12, 19, 26
July: 3, 10, 17
Total: 40 Hours of Mandatory Live Instruction

Online Modules for Phase I Weekends
 (
6 Hours of Online Instruction Per Week – Do Not Report)

Weekend #1: 05/19-20
Weekend #2: 05/26-27
Weekend #3: 06/02-03
Weekend #5: 06/09-10
Weekend #6: 06/16-17
Weekend #7: 06/23-24
Weekend #8: 06/30-01
Weekend #9: 07/07-08
Weekend #10: 07/14-15
Weekend #11: 07/21-21 (Take Home Exam)
Total: 60 Hours of Web-Based Instruction

Additional Information

  1. Director Riddle will email you the course syllabus 2 weeks prior to the first class.
  2. The cost of classes are as follows: Phase I – 100 hours ($1000.00 tuition).
    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.

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

  • 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 mamailler@monmouth.edu.


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