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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.

Click here for course information or email Emily Potts: epotts@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.

Click here for more information or email cte@brookdalecc.edu.


Also available: Praxis Core Preparation

Prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core exam?

Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you.

You will get familiar with the different types of questions that appear on the reading and writing tests. You will master the many areas of math that you will be tested on: number operations, negative numbers, exponents, square roots, order of operations, decimals, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, systems of measurement, and probability and statistics. To prepare for the two essays, you will learn what constitutes high scoring essays and go through the process of writing each essay in the amount of time allotted.

You will also learn useful test-taking strategies and have the opportunity to take a full-length practice test in each subject area. Using clear explanations, numerous examples, graphics, animation, and videos, this course will not only prepare you for the Praxis Core, but do so in a fun and interesting way. After completing this course, you will be ready to pass the Praxis Core Exam.

Click here to learn more and register


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