Alternate Route

As a partner in the New Jersey Provisional Teacher Program, the Center for Effective School Practices (CESP) works with the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to offer 200 hours of formal instruction to Alternate Route provisional teachers seeking standard certificates for elementary (K–5), ESL, N–12 subject area, and career in technology. The curriculum for the Alternate Route training is driven by the New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers and includes a survey of curriculum and assessments, student characteristics and learning styles, theories of motivation, classroom management and organization, and an introduction to current education industry leaders and vocabulary common to educators.  Further, the curriculum is supplemented by the facilitated experiences of the regional training center instructors, who in some instances team-teach sessions to offer as broad a perspective as possible given the various placement assignments of the teaching candidates. 

For more information please email us at altroute@gse.rutgers.edu

Programs Offered

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