Certificate Of Eligibility (Alternative Route) (NJ)

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Certificate Of Eligibility (Alternative Route) (NJ)

Description
CE (Alternative Route) – The Certificate of Eligibility (CE) is a credential with lifetime validity issued to an individual who has NOT completed a teacher preparation program, but who has met the basic requirements for certification including academic study and applicable test requirements. The CE authorizes an individual to seek and accept employment in NJ public schools requiring certification.
Certificate Valid for Lifetime
Employment: Not Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
All states with similar NJ Certificate

State Information
State: New Jersey
Contact Name: Office of Certification and Induction
Contact Phone: 609-292-2070
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/overview/

Notes
World Language Certificates of Eligibility in addition to 200 hours must also complete three credits in language acquisition theory and related methodologies at a regionally accredited four year college or university within 12 months of initial assignment.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
Completed BA Degree

GPA: 3.0

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:

Course needed: 24 hours of study (See Notes).

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

  • ACTFL OPI
    Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Egyptian, English, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Filipino/Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
  • Praxis II (French, German, Spanish)

Course needed: 30 credits in a coherent sequence in (WL) (See Notes)
Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Teaching English As a Second Language:

Course needed: 3 Semester hour credits in second language acquisition
Second Language Acquisition & Related Methodologies

Please note that before a CEAS or standard certificate may be issued, a minimum of 3 semester-hour credits in second language acquisition theory and related methodologies offered by a regionally accredited two or four year college or university must be completed. A list of approved courses to meet this requirement can be accessed at the following website: www.state.nj.us/njded/aps/cccs/wl/courses.htm. This course is not required in order to receive a
CE.

Notes:
ACTFL OPI: Passing Score: Advanced Low for All languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

ACTFL OPI: Passing Score: Intermediate High for Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Praxis II World Languages: French/German/Spanish for Grades 5-8 certificates only.

Current NJ regulations require that applicants complete a minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in the Content Language.

A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level).

Examples of courses accepted for Content Languages include language and culture. Related courses may be accepted depending on the course description/content. Please provide a course description if a course is not taken from the NJ Other Foreign Languages Department. Please note: courses in pedagogy/education are not accepted towards subject matter preparation.

The final determination as to which courses will be counted towards the Content Language is based on professional and content standards found in the NJ Licensing Code. All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 2 or 4 year college/university transcript.

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of basic pedagogical skills appropriate to the Content Language prior to the issuance of a certificate. The requirements may be met through successful completion of a minimum of 24 hours of study offered through a state-approved provider or through approved coursework at a NJ State approved college as documented on a transcript. If submitting a Certificate of Completion for the 24 hour pre-service to meet this requirement, only original documentation will be accepted. Copies or faxes will not be accepted.

See:
http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/ for details and a list of approved courses and providers

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: Individual
Online at: http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/epay.htm
Form at: http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/forms/verify.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
NJ Department of Education
Office of Certification and Induction
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=new-jersey

Renewal: Nonrenewable
The next step is a Standard Certificate.

Notes:
Processing time is estimated.

No checks or money orders will be accepted
Please make the payment online at http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/epay.htm.

Please notify examiner after payment has been made.

If the application is denied, applicant will be charged a fee of $70.

All fees, including money left on file, are nonrefundable

One cannot complete the entire application process online.

After applying online, please submit ALL necessary documentation together IN A SINGLE PACKET to the NJ DOE in order to complete the application. Please put a tracking number or Social Security number on all documents that are sent to the office.

Documents required: either US citizen Oath of Allegiance (or Non-US Citizen Oath of Allegiance and Non-Citizen Affidavit of Intent to Become a Citizen) , official sealed transcripts, and copy of test scores.

Fee of $170 paid online.
An original foreign credential evaluation from a reputable agency for all coursework completed outside the United States. The documentation should state the degree equivalency from a regionally accredited four-year college program completed within the United States; semester-hour equivalents of each area of college-level study in a course-by-course format, and the cumulative baccalaureate and advanced degree GPAs.

The New Jersey DOE provides transcript evaluations to determine if applicant coursework meets certification requirements for a $70.00 evaluation fee.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
New Jersey Specific:
Physiology and Hygiene Requirement
This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training,
OR
by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited 2 or 4 year college or university transcript, OR by completing a 35 question True/False test administered in the county office of education.
See: http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/license/county.htm in order to contact a county office of education after you apply online.

A completed application for a citizen of the United States must include the following:

A Web application;
A notarized Oath of Allegiance/Verification of Accuracy form;
Official college transcripts noting degree conferral date and GPA. Please submit all official transcripts that contain course information relevant to your certification area of interest in sealed envelopes;
Applicable test scores for Praxis II Content Knowledge test(s);
Applicable test scores in oral proficiency for World Language, ESL and Bilingual endorsements; and
A Verification of Program Completion (if applicable).

A completed application for a non-citizen of the United States must include the following:

A Web application;
A notarized Non-Citizen Oath of Allegiance and Non-Citizen Affidavit of Intent form;
An original foreign credential evaluation from a reputable agency for all coursework completed outside the United States. The documentation should state the degree equivalency from a regionally accredited four-year college program completed within the United States; semester-hour equivalents of each area of college-level study in a course-by-course format, and the cumulative baccalaureate and advanced degree GPAs;
Applicable test scores for Praxis II Content Knowledge test(s); and
Applicable test scores in oral proficiency for World Language, ESL and Bilingual endorsements.

A completed application for an out-of-state applicant must include the following:

A Web application;
A notarized Oath of Allegiance/Verification of Accuracy form;
Official college transcripts noting degree conferral date and GPA. Please submit all official transcripts containing course information relevant to your area of interest in sealed envelopes;
Applicable test scores for Praxis II Content Knowledge test(s);
Applicable test scores in oral proficiency for World Language, ESL and Bilingual endorsements;
A Verification of Program Completion (if applicable);
Copies of out-of-state licenses (if applicable); and
An original letter from school administration documenting the grade level and period of time you taught under your valid state-issued license. Your letter must be printed on official school letterhead.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:41:41 PM


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