50-Hour Online Pre-Service Course

50-Hour Online Pre-Service Course (ALT15)
Cost: $280
This course satisfies the requirement by the New Jersey Department of Education for prospective teachers applying for their Certificate of Eligibility. The primary goal of the program is to provide the prospective teacher with an overview of the teaching profession, featuring classroom management, lesson planning, and job search strategies.

50 Hour Pre-Service Course Schedule

The course is delivered online and also requires 20 hours of clinical education work which includes a four-hour classroom observation in the student's intended area of endorsement, delivery of a guest lesson in a classroom setting, and an interactive field experience.
The class is completely online and asynchronous, which means there is never a set time when you are required to be on line with an instructor. Nevertheless, it should be noted that due dates for course assignments are firm. Candidates complete independent assignments using a Rutgers course management system to which all participants are subscribed prior to the start of class.
The learning modules include:
  • NJ Professional Teaching Standards
  • Teacher Development, Effectiveness & Impact
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Legal Issues
  • Survey of Instructional and Engagement Strategies
You DO NOT need a Certificate of Eligibility or a teaching position to enroll in this course. However, you do need a minimum 3.0 GPA to register if you graduated after 9/1/2016.  Transcripts may be sent to :
Stacy Young
Alternate Route Teacher Training Program
Rutgers - CESP
80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 410
Somerset, NJ 08873
This course also requires candidates to draft a resume and cover letter suitable for the teaching profession.
If you are looking to enroll in a teacher preparation program for vocational education, please visit the CTE Alternate Route program's website.