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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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If wage were the deciding factor, New Jersey would be a great state to teach middle or high school students. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that New Jersey ranked as the 2nd-highest state in the nation in terms of wages paid to secondary school teachers and also ranked 5th-highest for wages paid to middle school teachers.

Students interested in becoming teachers in New Jersey have a good selection of teaching schools and programs from which to choose as indicated below.

  • 144 teaching programs in New Jersey accredited by CAEP
  • 57 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 48 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in New Jersey

Eligible applicants for New Jersey teacher certification must have a Bachelor's degree, completed a New Jersey program for teacher preparation, and passed the required examinations. The Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing authorizes candidates to seek a teaching position.

Requirements to Teach in New Jersey

When a school district makes an employment offer, it requests a Provisional teaching certificate for the new hire that is valid for two years. Candidates may apply for New Jersey's permanent teaching credential, a Standard Certificate, after the issuance of the Provisional certificate, and meeting all certification requirements.

Requirements include completing the Provisional Teacher Program. The program is mandatory for the development and mentoring of all new New Jersey teachers. The PTP requirements are administered individually by the hiring school.

It is a school-based training program. The state requires having a minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA. There is a bit of flexibility with the requirement for those with a high Praxis score. Minimum requirements for certification are under consideration. Check with New Jersey's Department of Education for current information.

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School Level Program Admissions

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is the only state agency in New Jersey with the sole purpose of providing students and their families informational and financial resources for pursuing education beyond high school.

There are state and federal programs as well as financial assistance available through private sources and institutions. The FAFSA is completed each year for financial assistance consideration. Completion of the FAFSA applies to federal student loans, institutional funding, scholarships, and federal and state grants. The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Applications is for those who do not meet the federal eligibility requirements.

Federal Aid Programs include:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • TEACH Grant

Examples of state aid programs are

  • Tuition Aid Grant
  • Educational Opportunity Fund Grant
  • Governor's Urban Scholarship
  • New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship

NJCLASS is a New Jersey supplemental student loan program that provides undergraduate students fixed-rate loans. They have several repayment options with a repayment period of up to 20 years.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

The typically-aged undergrad finds it extremely difficult to qualify for in-state status in New Jersey. The state has an atypically strict definition of being financially independent. Proof requires unusual circumstances.

The advice to most students is to pursue alternative paths through a parent or by waiting until turning 22 to begin a one-year domicile period. The exact strategies vary because every university and college has interpretations, implementations, and policies of their own about state law.

There are only seven U.S. states that do not participate in a regional reciprocity agreement for undergraduates. New Jersey is one of them. No nearby state resident will get special tuition deals. The closest thing to a reciprocity agreement is the Give Something Back Foundation that is for residents of Delaware, Illinois, or New Jersey. The Foundation negotiates tuition based on the last dollar for students identified in 9th grade. Students will attend the Rowan University College of New Jersey.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in New Jersey

Kean University
Union
CAEP
  • Masters in Autism and Developmental Disabilities CEC
  • Bachelors in Biology Teacher Education – Undergraduate NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry Teacher Education – Undergraduate NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Early Childhood – Post Baccalaureate NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood – Undergraduate NAEYC
  • Post Bachelors in Earth Science Teacher Education – Post Baccalaureate NSTA
  • Bachelors in Earth Science Teacher Education – Undergraduate NSTA
  • Masters in Education Leadership – MA ELCC
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary Education – Post Baccalaureate ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education – Undergraduate ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in English Teacher Education – Post Baccalaureate NCTE
  • Bachelors in English Teacher Education – Undergraduate NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in Health & Physical Education – Post Baccalaureate (2008 standards) NASPE
  • Bachelors in Health & Physical Education – Undergraduate (2008 standards) NASPE
  • Masters in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities CEC
  • Masters in MA in Special Education High Incidence Disabilities CEC
  • Masters in MA in Special Education Low Incidence Disabilities CEC
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Teacher Education – Undergraduate NCTM
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Masters in Science & Technology/Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Masters in Science and Technology/Biology Education NSTA
  • Masters in Science and Technology/Chemistry Education NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies Teacher Education – Post Baccalaureate NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Teacher Education – Undergraduate NCSS
  • Bachelors in Teacher of Students w/Disabilities – Undergraduate CEC
Monmouth University
West Long Branch
CAEP
  • Endorsement only in Early Childhood P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education K-6 ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education K-6 and Middle School (English, Math, Science or Social Studies), MAT AMLE
  • Masters in Elementary Education K-6, MAT ACEI
  • Endorsement only in English as a Second Language (K-6, K-12 or 9-12) Undergraduate Endorsement TESOL
  • Post Bachelors in Graduate Early Childhood NAEYC
  • Endorsement only in Graduate English as a Second Language TESOL
  • Masters in Graduate Teacher of Student with Disabilities CEC
  • Bachelors in Middle School (English, Social Studies, Science, Math) Undergraduate Endorsement AMLE
  • Masters in Principal Licensure ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Secondary English NCTE
  • Masters in Secondary English, MAT NCTE
  • Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Secondary Mathematics, MAT NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science NSTA
  • Masters in Secondary Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, MAT NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies NCSS
  • Masters in Secondary Social Studies, MAT NCSS
  • Post Masters in Special Education Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) CEC
  • Endorsement only in Supervisor ELCC
  • Bachelors in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-6, K-12, or 9-12) Undergraduate Endorsement CEC
Montclair State University
Montclair
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Special Education CEC
  • Post Masters in Educational Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education Italian ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education Spanish and French ACTFL
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Physical Education MAT NASPE
  • Masters in Role 6 Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Teaching English as a Second Language TESOL
  • Post Bachelors in Teaching English as a Second Language--Post-bac/MAT TESOL
New Jersey City University
Jersey City
CAEP
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychologist NASP
Rider University
Lawrenceville
CAEP
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership- Curriculum and Instruction ELCC
  • Masters in Educational Leadership- Principal ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Secondary English Program NCTE
  • Masters in Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Secondary Math Program NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Secondary Science Education NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Secondary Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Masters in Master of Reading Program ILA
  • Masters in School Psychology NASP
  • 0 in Secondary English Education NCTE
  • 0 in Secondary Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science Education Program NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Social Studies Education NCSS
  • 0 in Special Education Undergraduate Certification CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Teacher of Students with Disabilities CEC
  • Masters in World Languages K-12 Graduate Level Teacher Preparation ACTFL
  • Bachelors in World Languages K-12 Undergraduate Program ACTFL
Rowan University
Glassboro
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (P-3) NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Bachelors in Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) ACEI
  • Bachelors in Bachelors of Arts in Health and Physical Education (K-12) SHAPE | HETE
  • Bachelors in Bachelors of Arts in Subject Matter Education (Eng., HX, Spanish) (P-12) NCTE
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Educational Specialist in School Psychology NASP
  • Endorsement only in English as a Second Language (ESL) Certification TESOL
  • Post Bachelors in Graduate Endorsement for Teacher of Students with Disabilities CEC
  • Masters in Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant Certification CEC
  • Masters in Masters of Arts in Reading Education ILA
  • Masters in Masters of Arts in School Adminstration ELCC
  • Post Bachelors in Post Baccalaureate: Teacher of Students with Disabilities CEC
  • Bachelors in Subject Matter Education Science Education (P-12) NSTA
Seton Hall University
South Orange
CAEP
  • Post Bachelors in Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) - Elementary ACEI
  • Masters in Education, Leadership, Management and Policy Graduate Building Level ELCC
  • Bachelors in English Secondary Education Undergrad NCTE
  • Masters in Instructional Design and Technology ISTE
  • Bachelors in Integrated Elementary/Special Education Undergrad ACEI
  • Bachelors in Integrated Elementary/Special Education Undergrad CEC
  • Bachelors in Math Secondary Education Undergrad NCTM
  • Endorsement only in School Library Media ISTE
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Secondary Education Undergrad NCSS
The College of New Jersey
Ewing
CAEP
  • Masters in 5 Year Elementary Education/Special Education ACEI
  • Masters in 5 Year Elementary Education/Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Post Masters in Education Leadership ELCC
  • Post Masters in Education Leadership ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education - Global ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education/Special Education Dual Cert ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary Education/Special Education Dual Cert CEC
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science Education NASPE
  • Masters in Literacy Education: Reading Specialist ILA
  • Post Masters in Literacy Education: Reading Specialist Certificate ILA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Masters in Special Education Certification-Students w/Disabilities CEC
  • Post Masters in Special Education Certification-Students w/Disabilities CEC
  • Post Masters in Special Education-Post-MAT Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant Certificate Program CEC
William Paterson University
Wayne
CAEP
  • Post Bachelors in Early Childhood (P3) Alternate Route NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Masters in Education Leadership Building ELCC
  • Masters in Education Media Specialist ALA
  • Masters in Education Technology (Technology Facilitator) ISTE
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education (Baccalaureate) ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary Education (Post Bac/MAT) ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education NCTE
  • Bachelors in Foreign Language Education ACTFL
  • Masters in Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (Educational Diagnostician) CEC
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education SHAPE | PETE
  • Masters in Reading Education ILA
  • Bachelors in Science Education NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies Education (post-baccalaureate/MAT) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education (Baccalaureate) CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education (Post Bac/MAT) CEC
  • Post Bachelors in TESOL TESOL

Online Teaching Degrees in New Jersey

Monmouth University offers online certification programs in applied behavior analysis and autism. MU also offers a Master of Science in Education with an autism track through distance learning. Rider University has an online MAT program as well as bilingual education, English as a second language and special education online degree programs. In addition, RU offers an online teacher certification program.

NJ Teacher Certification & Specializations

Several endorsement and certification programs are offered at Monmouth University including teacher of students with disabilities; learning disabilities teacher-consultant; English as a second language; early childhood education; bilingual/bicultural, student assistant coordinator; and director of school counseling services. MU also offers various initial certification programs. The main majors are elementary education, secondary education and K-2 certifications, but each major area offers several concentrations.

A teacher education certification program is offered Felician College. This program is for students who have earned a degree but still need certification. Montclair State University offers a large selection of both certification and dual certification programs as well as post baccalaureate education programs.

Master’s in Education Degrees in NJ

Monmouth University offers a Master of Science in Education with concentrations in principal/supervisor; literacy; school counseling; speech; and special education with a variety of tracks included for specialized study. MU has ten 5-year baccalaureate/master degree programs that offer various academic combinations.

Two examples of their dual-degree programs are the Bachelor of Arts in English with elementary or secondary education combined with a graduate program in literacy or a Bachelor of Arts in History with elementary or secondary education combined with a graduate program in teacher of students with disabilities.

Montclair State University also has a selection of dual-degree programs. One example of this is in MSU’s BA in Family and Child Studies and Master of Arts in Teaching with dual certification in elementary education and teacher of students with disabilities. MSU also has regular master degree teaching programs.

Felician College has a master degree in educational leadership with tracks in elementary education and teacher of students with disabilities.