Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
Traditional Routes to Teacher Certification
The "Traditional Route" refers to a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university. A list of the current approved traditional route educator preparation programs in the state is posted here. To learn about New Jersey's available certificates and endorsements please visit the Office of Licensure and Certification website.
On February 4, 2015, the Department proposed updates to teacher preparation regulations as part of a comprehensive initiative to support teachers entering the profession. For more information, see the following resources:
- Proposed Changes to Traditional Route Preparation
- Proposed Changes to Alternate Route Preparation
- Proposed Changes to Certification Requirements
- Presentation on All Proposed Changes to the State Board of Education (2/4/15)