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Provisional Teacher Training Programs

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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 on this page. After obtaining a CE and employment, you may apply below for the 350-hour course.

350 Hour Alternate Route Formal Instruction Program Schedule

Courses for PTP Candidates who are working towards teacher license, hold a CE, and are a teacher of record either full or part-time are scheduled in the following four phases:

  • Phase I: Fall/Summer
  • Phase II: Spring
  • Phase III; Fall
  • Phase IV edTPA: Spring/ Summer

2020 Course Schedules are now available on this page. Please contact the office directly to apply for an Independent Study.

Fees for the 400 Hour PTP Classes: K-12 Teacher Candidates

  • The 50 Hour Pre-Service Class is $500.00 tuition which includes clinical placement by our office in a virtual or “live” school setting.
  • For the Academic Year, 2020-2021 all Phases (I-IV) of study are $1,000.00 each.
  • Phase IV PTP candidates will pay an additional $300.00 directly to Pearson for edTPA portfolio system.
  • Phase V (Summer) edTPA (optional) re-submission $500.00 – This phase is only for those who need to retake edTPA
  • Late registration fee after the course has begun 7 days is $150.00
  • Independent Study course assignments are available for $1,500.00; candidates must apply and be accepted to take this opportunity. Please contact the Director for this option.

Director, Provisional Teacher Training Programs

Meredith A. Riddle

Phone:
(732) 263-5238

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50 Hour Pre-Service Program

Monmouth University / Now Offered Completely Online

COST: $500
You do not need to HOLD a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) to enroll in this course.

This course satisfies the New Jersey Department of Education requirement for those wishing to pursue certification through the Alternate Route process. This is a requirement to work in any New Jersey public or private school district. Teacher candidates will have the opportunity to take part in an online approach including hosted virtual sessions 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. We will use Zoom for our virtual meetings. A teacher candidate may need a computer or a phone with a camera to access.

The requirements for this class is that one possesses a college degree and meets the state GPA requirements. For someone who has graduated prior to September 1, 2016, this requirement is 2.75 or above; for anyone who graduated after September 1, 2016, the requirement is 3.0 or higher.

Topics that will be covered during the virtual learning sessions of this class include:

  • Classroom differentiation/ current strategies
  • Language and acronyms used in education
  • Lesson Planning Preparation
  • NJ Professional Teaching Standards
  • Special Education
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Teaching job support as an Alternate Route Candidate

For clinical observation hours teacher candidates will be provided with a video simulation of lessons that they will critique and identify specific strategies. The final component will be the teacher candidates presenting a recorded lesson plan to their instructor and peers. Monmouth University is fully confident in our ability to provide you clinical observation hours through video simulation.

*  If you took the 24-hour class prior to 2017, you would need to take the entire 50 hours. We do not offer a “bridge” option. This is due to the new requirements of the course including preparing and delivering lessons when the State changed the requirement to the 50 Hour model in 2017. We have 50 Hour courses scheduled bi-monthly. Please see our available schedule.

CTE or P-3 Endorsement seekers ARE only ELIGIBLE for this course. Please consult the NJ PTP website to help you determine your program options beyond the 50.

50-Hour Pre-Service Class Offerings

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are ONLINE ONLY. No in-person meetings are required

Instructor: Dr. Kerry Carley-Rizzuto

  • Friday, January 29: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Saturday, January 30: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, January 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5: 10 Hours of video observation via classroom simulations
  • Friday, February 5: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based))
  • Saturday, February 6: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, February 7: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)

* Please note the above schedule does not include mandatory sign-on times, you will have one virtual meeting on Friday, January 29 via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. with both your instructor and your classmates. You will need a computer or phone with a camera to see the group. It is strongly encouraged that you join the meeting at 3:45 p.m. in order to work out any minor technical issues. The remainder of the course is assigned on a one-week due date schedule with opportunity to create a phone meeting with the instructor.

Instructors: Professor Frank Riley & Dr. Meredith Riddle

  • Friday, January 29: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Saturday, January 30: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, January 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5: 10 Hours of video observation via classroom simulations
  • Friday, February 5: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based))
  • Saturday, February 6: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, February 7: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)

* Please note the above schedule does not include mandatory sign-on times, you will have one virtual meeting on Friday, January 29 via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. with both your instructors and your classmates. You will need a computer or phone with a camera to see the group. It is strongly encouraged that you join the meeting at 3:45 p.m. in order to work out any minor technical issues. The remainder of the course is assigned on a one-week due date schedule with opportunity to create a phone meeting with the instructor.

Instructor: Dr. Kerry Carley-Rizzuto

  • Friday, April 16: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Saturday, April 17: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, April 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23: 10 Hours of video observation via classroom simulations
  • Friday, April 23: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based))
  • Saturday, April 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, April 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)

* Please note the above schedule does not include mandatory sign-on times, you will have one virtual meeting on Friday, April 16 via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. with both your instructor and your classmates. You will need a computer or phone with a camera to see the group. It is strongly encouraged that you join the meeting at 3:45 p.m. in order to work out any minor technical issues. The remainder of the course is assigned on a one-week due date schedule with opportunity to create a phone meeting with the instructor.

Instructor: Professor Nicole Esposito

  • Friday, April 16: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Saturday, April 17: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, April 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23: 10 Hours of video observation via classroom simulations
  • Friday, April 23: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based))
  • Saturday, April 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)
  • Sunday, April 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Entire Day Schedule Web Based)

* Please note the above schedule does not include mandatory sign-on times, you will have one virtual meeting on Friday, April 16 via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. with both your instructor and your classmates. You will need a computer or phone with a camera to see the group. It is strongly encouraged that you join the meeting at 3:45 p.m. in order to work out any minor technical issues. The remainder of the course is assigned on a one-week due date schedule with opportunity to create a phone meeting with the instructor.

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Provisional Teacher Training Program – 350 Hours of Formal Instruction

Please See the Below Schedules for 350 Hour Alternate Route Formal Instruction Program for PTP Candidates working towards teacher license, hold a CE, and are a teacher of record either full or part-time. 2021 Course Schedules are now available; please contact the office directly to apply for an Independent Study.

Online Fall Phase I
Monmouth University Provisional Teacher Training Programs
Course Type: Online Only

 
This Alternate Route Regional Training Center is provided through Monmouth University’s School of Education on behalf of the New Jersey State Department of Education. As a product of our esteemed School of Education, this program and those who oversee it dedicate themselves to the preparation of future educational professionals. Graduates of this program are dedicated to the highest ideals of their profession; engage in continuous professional growth and development; and commit themselves to meet the needs of diverse populations in their schools and communities. They make a life-long difference.

Course Information: Phase I will be one of four phases to satisfy your 400-Hour Provisional Program for an alternate route teacher candidate. For Phase I, web-based classes will include a combination of online Zoom class meetings, online small group breakout sessions, and virtual web-based modules to be completed individually. Virtual class meetings will be held on Tuesday nights from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Web Assignments will be uploaded each Saturday for the weekend and will be listed on the syllabus. I will be using a Google platform, so I require you to have a Google email address. The syllabus will be given out at our first class on Tuesday, September 8. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact me at nesposit@monmouth.edu>.

Zoom Class Meetings (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) (2 hours)

  • September: 8, 22
  • October: 6, 20
  • November: 10, 17
  • December: 1, 15
  • Office Hours on Zoom: Thursday, December 17, 5:00 p.m.

 
Online Modules for Phase I (8 hours each)

  • Weekend #1: September 5-6
  • Weekend #2: September 12-13
  • Weekend #3: September 19-20
  • Weekend #4: September 26-27
  • Weekend #5: October 3-4
  • Weekend #6: October 10-11
  • Weekend # 8: October 17-18
  • Weekend #9: October 24-25
  • Weekend #10: October 30-31
  • Online Final Exam: December 15

 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Payment: Please also note that payment is due prior to the first class. The cost is $1,000.00 payable by certified check, credit card, or money order. to Monmouth University. All payments must be arranged before the first day of class. Failure to pay will result in removal from the phase. To arrange payment, please email a phone number to mamiller@monmouth.edu and Director Riddle will call you in regards to your credit card information. Refunds will not be permitted.

Attendance: Attendance is STATE MANDATED. Students are expected to attend ALL live online Zoom sessions. Provisional teachers with excessive absences will not receive credit for the instruction nor will they be refunded for the cost of the phase. Please note that Back to School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences are excused absences, but other stipend positions such as coaching and clubs are not. Upon completion of all course requirements, you will be registered automatically for your next phase.

Professor Nicole Esposito
Instructor – Provisional Teacher Training Program
nesposit@monmouth.edu

Dr. Meredith Riddle
Director – Provisional Teacher Training Programs

Online Fall Phase III
Monmouth University Provisional Teacher Training Programs
Course Type: Online Only

 
This Alternate Route Regional Training Center is provided through Monmouth University’s School of Education on behalf of the New Jersey State Department of Education. As a product of our esteemed School of Education, this program and those who oversee it dedicate themselves to the preparation of educational professionals like yourself. As always, we greatly appreciate you choosing Monmouth University and look forward to continuing to support you throughout this school year and beyond.

Course Information: This phase, your classes will be all online and include a combination of Zoom class meetings, online small group breakout sessions, and virtual modules to be completed individually. A special emphasis will be placed on preparation for the edTPA, which will be completed in Phase IV. Virtual class meetings will be held on selected Wednesday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Web Assignments will be uploaded each Friday for the weekend and will be listed on the syllabus. (This will be provided the first night of class)
 

Zoom Class Meetings (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) (2 hours)

  • September 2, 9, 23
  • October: 7, 21
  • November: 4, 11, 18

 
Online Modules for Phase I (8 hours each)

  • Web Module #1: September 5-6
  • Web Module #2: September 12-13
  • Web Module #3: September 19-20
  • Web Module #4: September 26-27
  • Web Module #5: October 3-4
  • Web Module #6: October 10-11
  • Web Module #7: October 17-18
  • Web Module #8: October 24-25
  • Web Module #9: November 7-8
  • Web Module #10: November 14-15th

 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Payment: Please also note that payment is due prior to the first class. The cost is $1,000.00 payable by certified check, credit card, or money order. to Monmouth University. All payments must be arranged before the first day of class. Failure to pay will result in removal from the phase. To arrange payment, please email a phone number to mamiller@monmouth.edu and Director Riddle will call you in regards to your credit card information. Refunds will not be permitted.

Attendance: Attendance is STATE MANDATED. Students are expected to attend ALL live online Zoom sessions. Provisional teachers with excessive absences will not receive credit for the instruction nor will they be refunded for the cost of the phase. Please note that Back to School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences are excused absences, but other stipend positions such as coaching and clubs are not. Upon completion of all course requirements, you will be registered automatically for your next phase.

The syllabus will be shared out at our first class on Wednesday, August 26. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact me at jfalco@monmouth.edu.

Dr. James Falco
Instructor – Provisional Teacher Training Program
jfalco@monmouth.edu

Dr. Meredith Riddle
Director – Provisional Teacher Training Programs
mamiller@monmouth.edu

Spring – Phase II
Monmouth University Provisional Teacher Training Programs
Course Type: Online Only

 
This Alternate Route Regional Training Center is provided through Monmouth University’s School of Education on behalf of the New Jersey State Department of Education. As a product of our esteemed School of Education, this program and those who oversee it dedicate themselves to the preparation of educational professionals like yourself. As always, we greatly appreciate you choosing Monmouth University and look forward to continuing to support you throughout this school year and beyond.

Dates: Online Thursdays Mandatory Zoom Virtual Meetings Respective Thursdays / Weekend Online Classes (No sign-in required Asynchronous)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 4 hours online classes;8 hours allocated Hybrid Weekends 100 Hours of Instruction

Instructor: Professor Frank Riley: friley@monmouth.edu

Director’s Note: If you are hired as a teacher in Phase II, you will finish your 400-hour program in 2022 after the successful completion of Summer Phase I, Phase III, 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 II, you are automatically enrolled in Phase I in the summer. 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 Riddle Ed.D. at 732-894-0578 or mamiller@monmouth.edu.
 
Tuesdays ONLINE CLASSES (4 hours each) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesdays – January 14 Class Orientation Day

  • January 28
  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 1 – Mock EdTPA Portfolio Submission Date (Final Exam)

 
Weekend Online Classes (No sign-in required Asynchronous): 8 hours each

  • January 16 – 17
  • January 30 – 31
  • February 6 – 7
  • February 13 – 14
  • February 20 – 21
  • February 27 – 28
  • March 6 – 7
  • March 13 – 14
  • March 20 – 21

Summer – Phase IV
Monmouth University Provisional Teacher Training Programs
Course Type: Online Assigned Tuesdays and Online Weekend Modules

 

Dates: Online Tuesdays Mandatory Zoom Virtual Meetings / Weekend Online Classes (No sign-in required Asynchronous)

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 4 hours selected online classes; 5 hours allocated Hybrid Weekends 75 Hours of Instruction

Instructor: Dr. Meredith Riddle: nesposit@monmouth.edu and Professor Nicole Esposito: nesposit@monmouth.edu

Director’s Note:
Effective September 1, 2019:

  • All Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) and Certificate of Eligibility (CE) candidates will be required to complete and pass edTPA by meeting or exceeding the New Jersey Department of Education established passing standard.

The edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment) certification requirements focus on five key dimensions of teaching: planning, instruction, assessment, written commentary about teaching practice, and academic language. As a performance-based assessment, completion of the requirements are embedded in the provisional teacher classroom experience (usually in the last semester, Phase IV, of a candidate’s program).The assessments include rigorous written commentary, video submission, and assessments as evidence of teaching skill, but more importantly of student learning. Each credential (content) area has its own “Handbook” that includes details and guidance about meeting your specific certification requirements. You will have access to your credential area handbook through this phase. You must complete and pass your edTPA assessment according to New Jersey Scores: Scores for New Jersey Subject Areas.

*If you do not pass the assessment we offer a summer edTPA refresher course called Phase V.

Payment Fees: Phase IV Course Fee: $1,000.00; EdTPA fee paid directly to Pearson, $300.00 (this is done on candidates own)

EdTPA submission date to Pearson: April 8, 2021, for Reporting April 29, 2021
 
75 Hours
Tuesdays ONLINE CLASSES (4 hours each) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • January 19 Intro and Backward Design
  • February 2 Planning
  • February 16 TEACH learning segment
  • March 2 Scoring Assessment
  • March 9 Writing Day
  • March 16 Writing Day
  • March 23 Applications to Marzano and Danielson
  • March 30 edTPA Portfolio Submission Date (Final Exam)

 
Weekend Online Classes (No sign-in required Asynchronous): 5 hours each

  • January 23 – 24
  • January 30 – 31
  • February 6 – 7
  • February 13 – 14
  • February 20 – 21
  • February 27 – 28
  • March 6 – 7
  • March 13 – 14
  • March 20 – 21

About edTPA Support and Site Resources can be found on this webpage.

After the 50-hour course, the remaining 350-hours can be completed within two years. The first option is the traditional AR route of formal instruction totaling 350-hours. The 350-hours of formal education, a 2-year program, is for that teacher candidate who holds a valid certificate of eligibility (CE), is hired as a teacher or maternity leave position and contracted by a school district to go Alternate Route.

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