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24 Hour Hybrid Program

An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program:
Candidates seeking Certificates of Eligibility (CE) must complete a minimum of 24 hours of formal instruction prior to issuance of the CE and as part of application requirements. This prescribed program of study, “An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program , ”is offered through  department-authorized providers throughout the state or through equivalent coursework documented on a transcript from a New Jersey regionally accredited four-year college or university. Coursework from out-of-state institutions does not fulfill this requirement.  
This requirement became effective on September 1, 2009, for candidates seeking a preschool through grade three (P-3) CE.  It became effective on October 31, 2009, for candidates seeking elementary, N-12 subject area, English as a Second Language, Students with Disabilities, Bilingual, and career and technical education CEs.

Holders of Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing or provisional or standard certificates in another instructional area will not be required to complete this study.  Candidates whose completed applications were submitted to the Office of Licensure and Credentials as of October 30, 2009 (August 31, 2009 for P-3 applicants) will not be required to enroll in this 24 - hour program. A complete application consists of the application itself, the fee, an official transcript and the oath of allegiance/verification of accuracy.  If such applicants are denied a certificate for any reason, e.g., low GPA, did not have the requisite number of credits, etc., the person will have to take the 24 - hour course.

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Salem County Vocational Schools
880 Route 45
Woodstown, NJ 08098

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Jennifer Bates, Assistant Superintendent
856-769-0101 x 5346