Alternate Route FAQs
How do I apply prior to enrollment for the 50 Hour Pre-Service Workshop?
Pre-register for the 50 hour Workshop through the our webpage at www.kean.edu/academics/college-education/teacher-certification and go to the tab that says “50 Hour Pre-Service workshop” or “Bridge 26 Hour Pre-Service Workshop.”
How many credits are required for the P-3/ESL alternate route program?
The Professional Sequence is a minimum of 24 Graduate level credits, eight classes at 3 credits each. The cost per each class is approximately $2,700.
Once I complete the program, how will I get my standard certificate?
After the completion of all required coursework, the edTPA, evaluations and summative reports, the School District and the Department of Education will award the proper license for standard certification in Early Childhood or English as a Second Language.
As of May 15, 2015, the Department of Certification and Induction will no longer issue paper licensure. You will need to access your certification from the state website: https://www.nj.gov/education/license go to the tab that reads, “Check Application Status.”
What is edTPA?
The edTPA is a performance –based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs to emphasize and measure, supporting the skills and knowledge that all teachers need in the classroom. The completion of this assessment is required in order to receive the Standard license. For more information visit: https://edTPA.aacte.org.