50 Hour Pre-Service Workshop
This is a zero credit (fee base) course approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. It is designed for those who have not completed a traditional teacher education track at an accredited institution of Higher Education and are seeking to become certified teachers via the Alternate Route Program. The structure of workshop is composed of thirty hours of face to face instruction and twenty hours of Clinical Experience (field), totaling 50 hours. The 20-hour Clinical Experience will be composed of 10 hours of structured 1-1 direct instruction or small group instruction and 10 hours on a Co-Teaching experience, preferably small groups when appropriate. If you are working as a Paraprofessional, a Substitute Teacher a Tutor, an Assistant Teacher in After School Programs, a school base 4H Club or Scout Programs, a Teacher in a Private School or Day Care, documented hours from these experiences will be counted towards the 20 hours. Flexibility will be given to candidates who do not have other opportunities to fulfill this requirement through a placement in a Kean Professional Development School (PDS) with a Cooperating Teacher. Special directives will be provided during the Admission interview.
Upon completion of the 50 hour Pre- Service Workshop, a Verification of Program Completion form (VOPC) will be issued to all participants. This form may be submitted to prospective employers at the District level. A final VOPC form will be issued at the completion of all requirements, 50 hours and required coursework.
- Classroom Management
- Lesson Planning
- Working with Diverse Leaners
- Professional Dispositions
- Introduction to edTPA
- Review of Licensing for Alternate Route
- HIB (Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying)
- Teaching Tolerance
- Differentiated Instruction
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARICIPANTS FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS. SPLITTING THE WEEKENDS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE WORKSHOP.
The 50 hour Pre-Service Workshop will be offered during the spring, summer session 1, summer session 2, for fall admission. Two additional sessions will be offered during the fall for spring admission.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the 50- Hour Pre Service Alternate Route workshop. In order to accommodate your request for enrollment in this session, please provide your email and phone number on the space below: