You may be eligible for Brookdale’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program. This comprehensive program prepares you to enter the teaching profession by providing 400 hours of instruction in a New Jersey Department of Education-approved program.


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New Jersey Career And Technical* Education
Alternate Route Teacher Program

The CTE Alternate Route program is a non-traditional teacher preparation program designed for those individuals who have not completed a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, but wish to obtain the necessary training to become a NJ certified teacher. Individuals may teach in vocational or comprehensive schools that offer programs in their CTE subject area.
(*Formerly designated vocational-technical)

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*Important Note: Brookdale Community College does not issue CE’s (certificate of eligibility), nor can we comment on the requirements or a candidate’s qualifications for certification. Questions pertaining to certification must be directed to the NJDOE or a County Office of Education.

All CE applications and supporting documents, regardless of subject area, must be submitted directly to the NJDOE:

Please Click Here to Find Your Endorsement Area and Code* 
Before Filling Out the CTE Information Request Form

*If you do not see your endorsement area, we highly recommend contacting your County Office of Education to determine which CE endorsement you qualify for and which Educator Preparation Program/Alternate Route Program you would enroll in.

Request Information: CTE Educator Preparation Program

  • Please list the endorsement area(s) and code(s) for all CEs you have applied for, are interested in applying for, or that have been issued to you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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