Hudson County Community College to Hold Information Session for College Grads Interested in Becoming Teachers

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Hudson County Community College will hold a special information session to acquaint college graduates with a program that will enable them to become licensed teachers. The session will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH transportation center. Please pre-register by calling HCCC’s Non-Credit Office at (201) 360-4246.

Hudson County Community College, in a unique collaborative project with New Jersey City University, is offering the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Program (NPTNJ). NPTNJ provides a process for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional teacher training program.

 To qualify for admission into NPTNJ, a student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 in undergraduate studies or the highest degree earned
  • A passing score on the Praxis II Content Area exam in the intended teaching field
  • A Certificate of Eligibility issued by the state of New Jersey

 In addition, the College will offer an “Introduction to Teaching” course. This course has been required by the New Jersey Department of Education for persons prior to applying for a Certificate of Eligibility.

 Additional information sessions have been scheduled on Tuesday, June 29, Tuesday, August 3, and Tuesday, September 7, all at 6:30 p.m. To pre-register for a session, please call HCCC’s Non-Credit Office at (201) 360-4246.

 For additional information on NPTNJ, please visit www.hccc.edu/newpathways   and www.nptnj.org. For information on the Praxis test for NJ, please visit www.ets.org.

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