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Brookdale offers two Teacher Preparation Programs:


Alternate Route Training-Community Colleges (ART-CC) Program

Have a Bachelor’s Degree but lack the K-12 teacher certification?

The ART-CC program offers complete licensing preparation that starts, for all candidates, with a 50-hour Introduction to Teaching Pre-Service course. To move on to the next 350 hours of training, those already teaching in the classroom must have a Certificate of Eligibility (CE), which allows them to attend classes while teaching.

For course information, check www.brookdalecc.edu/art-cc or email art-cc@brookdalecc.edu.


Career and Technical Educator Preparation Program

Have expertise in a career or technical field such as Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Graphic Design that you’d like to teach? Lack the Bachelor’s in Education that the State of New Jersey requires to teach vocational subjects?

You may be eligible for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Educator Preparation Program Program–400 hours of New Jersey Department of Education-approved instruction that prepare you to be a NJ-certified teacher in vocational or comprehensive schools offering programs in your CTE subject area.

New classes begin throughout the year. For more information and course schedules, go to www.brookdalecc.edu/cte or email cte@brookdalecc.edu.


Also available: Praxis Core Preparation

Prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core exam?

Our six-week online course will get you up to speed on everything from the types of reading, writing, and math questions you can expect to how to write a high-scoring essay in the time allotted. You’ll also learn strategies for successful test taking, get plenty of helpful practice questions, and have the chance to take a full-length practice test in each area. BONUS: Thanks to the engaging mix of graphics, animation, and videos as well as clear explanations and real-life examples used, you’ll have a good time doing it!


Professional Development for K-12 Teachers


Brookdale Education Networks

A high-quality, cost-effective Professional Development solution for districts, which pay a flat fee for this extensive menu of top tier, day-long, NJEA Professional Institute-approved workshops and webinars providing essential teaching tools in a constantly-changing environment. Each contact hour equals one CEU.

Teaching Excellence programs include:

  • Math/Science Network: Build your essential Curriculum Content Standards (CCS) skills with immediate hands-on exercises.
  • Literacy Connection: Master new techniques as you problem-solve in these CCS/performance-targeted workshops designed for instructors of any class that teaches English language skills from reading to grammar usage to writing research.
  • Technology Education Network: Discover the strategies that can boost your IT classroom impact.
  • NEW! Mixed Bag: topics that span all disciplines

New tiered pricing give districts more flexibility in choosing the best classes for their teachers. Not a Network member? Individual pricing now available at $99/seat.

Professional development program can be delivered onsite at your district.

See our complete line-up at for more information.

www.brookdalecc.edu/educationnetwork or call 732-224-2158.


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