Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for certification only or the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) which simultaneously leads to certification and a master's degree.
Additional undergraduate course work in the content area the candidate chooses to teach may be required to meet certification standards. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be recommended to the New Jersey Department of Education for a teaching certificate. Students interested in teaching elsewhere should seek information from the appropriate state authorities; requirements are generally similar. As a condition of New Jersey's Beginning Teacher Induction Program, candidates who have completed undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs must successfully complete one provisional year of teaching under a provisional certificate to be eligible for a permanent, standard New Jersey teaching certificate. Candidates who already possess a New Jersey standard certificate and who are seeking an additional teaching endorsement are exempt. Persons recommended by the University for certification will receive a Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing which authorizes the holder to seek and accept offers of employment in New Jersey schools and in other states. The certificate is valid for the lifetime of its holder. Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission