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New Jersey Teaching Certificate Programs

Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in New Jersey. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or New Jersey Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.

New Jersey’s State Board of Education remains concerned that academically disadvantaged and minority students are falling behind their peers in the state. In response, and in conjunction with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – the replacement for No Child Left Behind – the state convened a task force charged with developing a plan to help schools close achievement gaps.  New Jersey teacher input was vital to the effort. The report was issued in August 2017.

Students in the public school environment cannot thrive without skilled and caring teachers. No matter what subject you teach, earning an add-on certificate in special education, gifted education, or ESL can help you reach an extended variety of New Jersey students.

Schools Offering Teaching Certificates in New Jersey

New Jersey colleges and universities with teacher education programs offer programs that reflect the needs of the state’s students and schools. At Georgian Court University, teachers can earn add-on certificates in areas like ESL and teaching students with disabilities. The university also has courses that help teachers fulfill National Board Certification requirements.

At Monmouth University, teachers can earn add-on certificates in ESL, bilingual education, and a number of specialized subjects, including Chinese and autism education. And, William Patterson University offers an add-on certificate in science and special education, both high-need areas in New Jersey schools. CareerOneStop.org reports that New Jersey will employ 13,030 elementary school special education teachers by 2026, a 2 percent increase over today. It projects 920 annual job openings for this position.

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