Certificate Of Eligibility With Advanced Standing (Traditional Route) (NJ)

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Certificate Of Eligibility With Advanced Standing (Traditional Route) (NJ)

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) has lifetime validity and is issued to persons who have completed a degree, academic study, applicable test requirements and a traditional teacher program for certification. The CEAS permits the applicant to seek and accept employment in positions requiring certification.

The certificate is for those who do NOT hold a NJ Standard certificate or have NOT completed one year of full-time teaching under a valid out-of-state instructional certificate.

Certificate Valid for Lifetime
Employment: Not Required

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
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/overview/

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

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:

Exam(s): One exam is required.

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:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching

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.

    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 of courses appropriate to the instructional area. At least 12 semester-hour credits must be at the advanced level of study, including junior, senior or graduate level study.
Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Teaching English As a Second Language:

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.

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

Applicant must possess linguistic competency in the designated world language as demonstrated on a Department-approved, nationally recognized test of oral language proficiency for spoken language, reading/writing proficiency for classical languages or receptive/expressive proficiency for American Sign Language.


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:

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

Processing time is estimated.

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.
Oath of allegiance/verification of accuracy form – only to be completed by US Citizens:

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.

New Jersey Specific:
Physiology and Hygiene Requirement
This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training
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.

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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