Become A Teacher! Make A Difference!
NEW! The Brookdale Alternate Route Training- Community Colleges (ART-CC) program will provide individuals with a non-credit option to attain K-12 teacher licensing. The ART-CC offers a 400-hour preparation program for teacher candidates who already have a Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate of Eligibility (CE) which allows them to attend classes while they are teaching in the classroom.
Teacher candidates start with the 50-hour Introduction to Teaching Pre-Service course. The CE is not needed to begin the Introduction course. Dates and times are listed below.
The CE and employment as a teacher are required to move to the next 350 hours of training. The requirements for a CE include:
- College transcripts indicating a cumulative 2.75 GPA (if you graduated prior to September 2016) or a 3.0 GPA (if you graduated after September 2016)
- Passing score on Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core); https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/
- Passing Praxis® Subject Assessments exam score in the content area in which the candidate will teach; https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/subject/.
Candidates will submit all of the appropriate documentation to the NJ Department of Education demonstrating that the CE requirements have been met in the content area in which the candidate wishes to teach; http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/.
The CE will allow Candidates to seek employment as a teacher in a public, private, or parochial school.
Candidates must also participate in the Provisional Teacher Process to fulfill the NJ Teacher requirements by completing of the following steps;
- Completion of the 50-hour Introduction to Teaching Pre-Service course
- Accept an offer of employment
- Confirm acceptance in the Alternate Route to Teaching program
- Enrolled in a district mentoring program
Detailed information will be distributed in the Introduction class.
Introduction to Teaching
This first segment of the two-year training process is an introduction to the teaching career. Candidates will experience interactive lecture, observation, and clinical work experience to complete the 50-hour requirement. Topics include: lesson planning, resume and interview processes, professional disposition and expectations, school law and ethics that impact effective teaching practices; all of which impact effective teaching practices. It also includes an introduction to assessment-driven instructional models, technology in education, and an overview of child development processes. The Alternate Route to Teaching licensing process will be introduced.
This course includes 30 hours of instruction (3 face to face sessions and 5 online sessions), 8 hours of classroom observation, and 12 hours of clinical experience. Activities such as tutoring or substitute teaching will extend candidates the opportunity to work with students in an authentic environment. Collaboration with school districts will provide both a window of opportunity for the candidate and a potential recruitment tool for the district.
Fee and Code: $295, XCART 001
Book: The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher (Book & DVD) 4th Edition by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong, ISBN-13: 978-0976423317*
The Processes of Teaching and Learning (Novice Level)
The Novice Level course prepares candidates for their first experiences in the classroom. Candidates must have successfully completed the Intro To Teaching class. The 90-hour course includes these topics:
- Classroom management – Building rapport and respect in the classroom
- The learner and motivation – Theories that impact learner engagement, effective motivational practices.
- Child and adolescent development – Theories and principles of development, neuroscience impact on teaching processes and classroom design.
- Assessment-driven teacher planning and instructional models – Theoretical principles that impact effective teaching and learning processes, developing data-driven decisions
- Assessment processes – Using academic language, assessing and supporting the transfer of knowledge and skills in content areas.
- Professional expectations and goals for the first years of teaching – Building partnerships, professional organizations that support development, building a professional portfolio.
- School Law and ethics – Structure and organization of schools, school law, teaching ethics, policy and processes that affect teacher practices.
Fee and Code: $1,080, XCART 002
Books: Educational Psychology: Active Learning Edition, 14th Edition,
Planning Effective Instruction: Diversity Responsive Methods and Management, 6th Edition, ISBN: 978-1-337-56484-7
For more information, and to register, please contact Emily Potts at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ART-CC program is regulated and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.