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Information Sessions Set for March at ACCC on ‘New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey’

January 19, 2006

“New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey,” an alternate method to earn teacher certification for individuals with bachelor’s degrees and higher but without education courses, will be discussed at information sessions in March on campuses of Atlantic Cape Community College.

The Pathways program begins in early July and takes a year to complete. All information sessions are from 6-8 p.m. and are scheduled to take place on:
• Monday, March 6, at the Mays Landing East location next to the main campus.
• Tuesday, March 14, Cape May County Campus.

The New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey program is a statewide consortium among New Jersey community colleges, New Jersey City University and affiliated school districts in New Jersey. The program is designed to provide teacher certification to qualified candidates in response to a statewide need for licensed teachers.

To be admitted to the NPTNJ program, students must have graduated with a minimum 2.75 GPA in an appropriate undergraduate major, have a passing score on the Praxis II exam, and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from their county superintendent’s office.

For more information or to register for one of the sessions, call (609) 343-4836.