New Jersey Department of Education

CTE: Alternative Route Provisional Teacher Preparation Program

Division: Student Services and Career Readiness
Office: Career and Technical Education


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Purpose: The Career and Technical Education Provisional Teacher Pilot program was a three year pilot program that offered a curriculum to meet the specific educational needs of CTE provisional teacher candidates. Only CTE provisional teacher candidates will be enrolled in the pilot program. The pilot program is designed to ensure that individuals entering the CTE alternate route program are adequately prepared, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers in the wide range of CTE program areas offered in New Jersey. The program will also assist the NJDOE in fulfilling a goal of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technology Improvement Act of 2006. The outcome of the pilot program will be the improvement of the preparation of individuals entering the secondary CTE teaching profession through New Jersey's alternate route teacher program. As a result, CTE teacher recruitment and retention rates will increase and, importantly, CTE student performance will increase. The Career and Technical Education Provisional Teacher Pilot program is a continuation grant, awarded in the first year to Brookdale Community College. This NGO covers a sixth and final year extension to the original three-year grant cycle in order to complete the multi-year scope of work. In Year 6, the funding source changes from state vocational aid to federal Perkins funds. Based on the availability of federal resources, this sixth year of the grant program will begin October 1, 2015 and end September 30, 2016

Eligible Agencies: Brookdale Community College

Approximate Number of Awards: 1 Grant Program Type: Continuation
Total Amt. Available: $210,000 Application Due Date: 7/23/2015

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