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.
Â 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
Â 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.
Â 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.