Become a Teacher

How to begin the process of becoming a teacher

Contact the New Pathways Liaison at Ocean County College, Karen Albrecht at or 732-255-0409.

Apply to NPTNJ, register for The Introduction to Teaching Course, SRED-512, the cost is $295 payable at the time of registration, and in the meantime, begin your preparation. You do not need a CE to begin The Introduction to Teaching course.

Candida submit all of the appropriate documentation to the NJ Department of Education (DOE) demonstrating that the requirements have been met to obtain the Certificate of Eligibility (CE). The CE will allow the candidate to immediately seek employment as a Teacher in a public, private, or parochial school. The requirements are as follows:

a.     College transcripts indicating a Bachelor’s Degree
b.     The Praxis II test
c.     The Core Academic Skills test
d.    GPA 3.0

The Provisional Certificate will be issued after candidates have completed the 50 hours of pre-service (The Introduction to Teaching), accept an offer of employment, confirm enrollment in New Pathway’s  400-hour program, and are enrolled in a district mentoring program.

For more information please email Karen Albrecht at or call 732/255-0409.