NJ Career & Technical Education Teacher Program


Technical Teacher Training Through the Alternate Route Program

The New Jersey Department of Education provides an alternate route to certification for people with diverse educational, training, and employment backgrounds who are interested in becoming Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers.

Career and Technical Education, formerly designated vocational-technical education programs, are secondary school programs that prepare students for training, employment, or post-secondary education in newly developed occupations and existing professions.

Individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree, an Associate degree and two years employment experience, or who have four years employment experience may be candidates for this program.

For information, please view the New Jersey Alternate Route Career And Technical Education Teacher Preparation Presentation. Additional detailed information can found in the New Jersey Alternate Route Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program Overview.

Click HERE for application process information.

For information about becoming a CTE alternate route teacher, contact Kelly Canonico,, 732-224-2319.

If you require special services, assistance, or accommodations to participate in this program, we encourage you to contact Brookdale Community College’s Disability Services Office at 732-224-2730 (voice) or 732-842-4211 (TTY) in order to make such arrangements.