New Jersey Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 25 schools)

NJ Dept of Education:
http://www.state.nj.us/education/
Teacher Certification in NJ:
New Jersey Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in New Jersey. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in New Jersey, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Sometimes overshadowed by its larger neighbor, New Jersey started as a Dutch colony before being turned over to the British in 1664. Today, the state is highly industrialized and has become a shipping center for the East Coast. Atlantic City gambling has also made the state a popular tourist attraction. Unfortunately, the state is suffering a shortage of teachers. It offers relatively high salaries and many employment opportunities, especially in its urban areas.

Teacher Education in New Jersey

From big name schools like Princeton and Rutgers to state schools, New Jersey offers prospective education majors nearly 25 schools to choose from. The state and many universities provide several scholarships for education students. Students have to complete a minimum number of credits in their subject areas to qualify for licensure.

Teaching Careers in New Jersey

With salaries of over $55,000 a year, teachers in New Jersey are among the best paid in the nation, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Post-secondary teachers earn nearly double that amount. Teachers are in especially high-demand in the state's urban centers. Those who teach subjects like math and science are also in demand.

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