Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program

Instructor discussing with students in the Lab

New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey
Alternate Route Program

Thinking of becoming a teacher? Already have a college degree?
You may be eligible to enter the New Pathways to Teaching Alternate Route Program at PCCC.  Attend an Info Session to learn more:

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PCCC Public Safety Academy – Conference Room
300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Sessions start at 6:00 pm

The NPTNJ program is established as a statewide consortium among New Jersey City University, Passaic County Community College and affiliated school districts in New Jersey. The program is designed to provide alternate route education certification programs to qualified candidates as part of their collective response to statewide and local needs for certified teachers.

Students/candidates for the program who elect graduate credit and successfully complete the NPTNJ program will be offered 15 NJCU graduate credits which in turn can be applied to the first 15 credits of NJCU’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree program.

Those who elect certification-only and successfully complete the program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by PCCC. All students who successfully complete the program and related NJ Department of Education (NJ DOE) requirements will be eligible for alternate route certification through NJCU as agent for the NJ DOE.