350 Hour Formal Instruction Alternate Route NJ Courses

Alternate route teachers enrolled in the program at Rutgers complete a course of study focused on teaching literacy across the curriculum and integrating mathematical skills into discipline-specific classes. Candidates work asynchronously as they engage with readings, slide presentations and videos; then demonstrate learning through written reflections and performance assignments. Candidates complete independent assignments using a Rutgers course management system to which all participants are subscribed prior to the start of class.
 
350 Hour Formal Instruction Program
For Candidates working towards teacher license:
2018-2019 Course Schedule is now available
Alternate Route Provisional Teacher Training Phase I (ALT09), $590

You MUST have a Provisional Teaching License and a teaching position to enroll in this course.

This course provides 80 hours of instruction and is delivered in a blended learning environment that involves both in-person and online instruction.  The curriculum is designed to help Alternate Route Candidates develop teacher competencies in the following areas:
 
• Subject Matter Knowledge
• Learning Environment and Professional Development
• Instructional Planning and Strategies
 

350 HOUR PROGRAM /PHASE 1 Schedule

Alternate Route Provisional Teacher Training Phase II (ALT06), $465

You MUST have a Provisional Teaching License and a teaching position to enroll in this course.

This course provides 60 hours of instruction and is delivered in a blended learning environment that involves both in-person and online instruction.  The curriculum is designed to help Alternate Route Candidates develop teacher competencies in the following areas:
 
• Human Growth and Development
• Instructional Planning and Strategies for Special Populations
• Assessment

350 HOUR PROGRAM /PHASE II Schedule

Alternate Route Provisional Teacher Training Phase III (ALT07), $465

You MUST have a Provisional Teaching License and a teaching position to enroll in this course.

This course provides 60 hours of instruction and is delivered in a blended learning environment that involves both in-person and online instruction.  The curriculum is designed to help Alternate Route Candidates develop teacher competencies in the following areas:
 
• Assessment
• Learning Environment
• Diverse Learners
• Collaboration and Partnerships
• Communication

350 HOUR PROGRAM /PHASE III Schedule

45-Hour Online Literacy Course (ALT02) $350

The purpose of this course is to introduce practices for teaching both basic literacy skills as well as distinct approaches to literacy that are used in academic disciplines such as science, mathematics, and history. While lower elementary teachers will learn strategies to ensure the mastery of basic literacy skills, middle and high school teachers in discipline-specific courses will advance their knowledge and expertise to help students interpret the complex texts associated with each distinct discipline. Further, elementary, middle and high school teachers will focus on discrete ways that writing is used in the specific discipline so that students learn writing practices that are specific to the various subjects and purposes. Of additional importance is the inclusion of English Language Learners and research to support their development of basic and academic literacy skills.

The class is completely online and asynchronous, which means there is never a set time when you are required to be online with the instructor. It is also possible to take this course simultaneously with Phases I, II, III.

45 Hour Literacy Schedule

45-Hour Online Math Course (ALT10) $350

This course is designed to foster an awareness that Mathematical Literacy, or numeracy, is not the sole responsibility of the mathematics department. All content areas should, in fact, contribute to the development and enhancement of students’ numeracy skills including their ability to describe and explain their strategies and reasoning. This course will emphasize the rationale for teaching numeracy across the curriculum and distinguish for candidates the difference between the practice of teaching math content to students versus the practice of developing students' mathematical literacy. Candidates will explore content and methods for instructing all domains in mathematics at their grade level, including strategies to ensure equity for all learners, inter-curricular connections, assessment design and effective instructional planning. The class is completely online and asynchronous, which means there is never a set time when you are required to be online with the instructor. It is also possible to take this course simultaneously with Phases I, II, III.

45 Hour Math Schedule

Supervised Provisional Teaching II (ALT13) $390

The purpose of this course is to help second year provisional teachers build upon and refine basic teaching skills introduced in the initial year of teaching. This course is conducted primarily as a laboratory course under the joint supervision of the evaluator of record and the CE - provider program. Candidates receive formal observations from the evaluator of record, ideally aiming for a minimum of two consecutive effective evaluation ratings. With support from the CE program, candidates reflect on video-recordings of teaching experiences and explore pedagogical practices and beliefs in order to improve student learning and their teaching. Similar to the first course in this series, this course emphasizes the procurement of required artifacts needed for both program completion and State Licensure. NOTE: Successful completion of the Commissioner-approved performance assessment (edTPA) is a program exit requirement for this CE program.

Supervised Provisional Teaching II (ALT13)