NJ Career & Technical Education Teacher Program


Do you want to pay it forward? Give back?

Take your years of job experience and be ready to teach in 12 weeks!

New Jersey’s Alternate Route Program is targeted to experienced career professionals who want to transition from business and industry to the world of teaching. Brookdale is proud to be the sole provider of the Career & Technical Education Educator Preparation Program in the state.

This two year, 400-hour program is broken down into 7 easy steps. It is a hybrid program, meaning that 75% of the coursework is done online from home or work, with the remaining curriculum delivered face-to-face on Saturdays or evenings.

This sounds great – how do I get started?

You will start with our Stage 1 class, designed to show you an overview of the entire process, explain the tools teachers use, and give you the in-class experience you need to succeed. Read below for detailed information on the Stage 1 class:


Stage I: Pre-Professional Experience

The first stage of this process is the 50-hour Pre-Professional Experience designed to give candidates a snapshot of the demands of the teaching profession. It is presented in a hybrid format over a 12/13 week period, with two face-to-face cohort Saturday sessions. The first session will focus on orientation, online access, program policies and procedures, and initial classroom discussion and instruction. The following two weeks will have online discussions and assignments. The second Cohort Saturday will be held on the 3rd or 4th weekend of the program. This session will focus on support for the candidate’s clinical experiences and the introduction of new teaching strategies. This will cover 30 hours of the program instruction and give the candidate an insight to the skills, tools, discipline and strategies necessary for a new teacher to navigate diverse student populations. The remaining 20 hours will be devoted to the candidate’s clinical experience. The final session will be submission and verification and reporting of their clinical experience. Once all criteria has been met the candidate will receive a certificate of completion and will then be able to move forward in the certification process.

Stage I Registration Fee: $396.00

For information, contact:
Kelly Canonico, Program Coordinator  •
Danielle Basmagy, Program Specialist  •

We have two other resources you might find helpful:

PowerPointNJ Career & Technical Education Certificate of Eligibility Educator Preparation Program (CTE CE EEP) Presentation

PDF:  New Jersey Career and Technical Education Certificate of Eligibility Educator Preparation Program (CTE CE EEP) Program Overview

Click HERE for application process information.

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