About Rutgers Alternate Route

Teach in the classroom setting with confidence

Our program prepares candidates to thrive as working education professionals with a dynamic learning environment that blends online, face-to-face, and asynchronous independent tutorials. Classes meet one evening per week and Saturday or Sunday per month.

Learn from leading teaching professionals

Learn from leading teaching professionals. Alternate Route’s course instructors have a wealth of educational expertise, classroom and administrative experience. Drawing from their experiences working in diverse learning environments and Alternate Route’s program requirements, they provide experiential insight, practical teaching and management strategies.

Become a State accredited teacher

The curriculum for the Alternate Route Training is determined by the New Jersey Professional Teacher Standards.  Research-based multimedia and print resources  are embedded into the coursework to deliver candidates with the training and skills they need. Course assignments are job-embedded and typically require candidates to plan and teach lessons, reflect on implementation and revise instruction for improved results. At the end of the Alternate Route program candidates will be fully prepared to teach in the classroom setting.

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