Step by step guide to becoming certified as a teach in NJ:
New Jersey Initial Educator Certification
- Make sure you have documented proof of a college degree
- You must have experience in the classroom - student teaching is the most common route.
- If you hold a degree dated before September 1, 2004, then your GPA must be 2.5 or higher. If your degree is after that date, then you must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
- You’ll need to pass the examination given by the New Jersey County Offices of Education. You will also need to pass the Praxis II (subject area) exam.
- Submit the following:
- Do you want to renew your teaching credentials in New Jersey?
Alternative Teacher Certification in NJ
Alternatively, there is another way you can take to get your New Jersey Teacher Certification..
*A mentorship program is required to qualify for the standard New Jersey Teacher Certification*
- Degree requirement is still valid
- Mentoring- 20 days of pre-service training/support; may be modified
- Mentoring- 30 weeks of support by a school-based experienced teacher
- Supervision & Evaluation- 3 evaluations by school based administrators, including final summative evaluation recommending the novice teacher for standard certification
- Formal Instruction- at least 200 hours of instruction aligned with the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers
- See more of the requirements along with fee schedule here
- Apply Online and call (609) 984-6377