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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. We are currently working with stakeholders to hear feedback and consider potential updates to the proposal and will share more details when they become available.

Information Provided with the Initial Proposal (note: these documents do not reflect potential changes resulting from stakeholder feedback)