Hudson County Community College to Hold Information Sessions for College Graduates Interested in Becoming Teachers

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 JERSEY CITY, N.J. / June 23, 2011 – Hudson County Community College is continuing to conduct information sessions to acquaint college graduates with a program that will enable them to become licensed teachers. The next session will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Please pre-register by calling HCCC’s Non-Credit Office at (201) 360-4255.

  Additional sessions will be held on: Tuesday, August 23, at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, September 21, at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, November 9, 6 p.m., and Wednesday, December 7, at 6 p.m.

 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 is a program that enables 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 is one of the requirements necessary for individuals to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) from the New Jersey Department of Education.

 For additional information on NPTNJ, please visit and  For information on the Praxis test for NJ, please visit


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