Our online classes are taught LIVE by an instructor. Students will need access to a computer and to the Internet. A desktop or laptop computer is preferred, but tablets and smartphones are also an option. CCM will provide access to any specialized software needed for a course.

Please note: A link to join a class will be sent by the instructor to registered students 1-2 days before a class is scheduled to begin.

County College of Morris, in collaboration with New Jersey City University (NJCU) and other county colleges of New Jersey, offers New Pathways to Teaching in NJ (NPTNJ): an Alternate Route to Teaching program. Please plan to attend our Open House information session in September or January if you are interested in becoming a NJ Certified K-12 teacher through this program.


New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) is a statewide alternate route teacher preparation program of 400 hours designed to provide candidates with the skills and strategies necessary to become excellent, successful teachers. The program 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. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to qualify for this program if they graduated after 2016. Candidates can take the NPTNJ pre-Service coursework (50 hours) at CCM. Following the required 50-hour program, the remaining 350 hours are spread across four semesters (approximately two years) of online learning under the oversight and administration of NJCU.

This program prepares candidates for a standard K-12 Teaching Certificate.   (PreK-3 and Certificates of Technical Education must find alternate programs. Please see Brookdale Community College’s CTE Alternate Route to Teacher Education program.)

The NPTNJ program is regulated and approved by the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). A Standard Certificate will be issued after the candidate completes the 400 hours of coursework, successfully teaches for two years, and completes an edTPA Portfolio with a passing grade.

If you are considering this program, please review NJCU’s website for a comprehensive description of what the entire program entails.


This 50-hour course includes 30 hours of classroom training, 8 hours of observing other NJ certified teachers and 12 hours of direct student contact as a substitute, tutor or after-school program teacher.

INSTRUCTOR: Robert I. Grundfest, M.Ed.

Mon, Jan 24-March 28, 6-9 p.m.


10 sessions: 30 hrs, CEU 3.0

Course: 28521

Cost: $299



Mon, April 11-June 20, 6-9 p.m.

(No class May 30)


10 sessions: 30 hrs, CEU 3.0

Course: 28522

Cost: $299


Semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4 are offered fully online by NJCU.

  • Semester 1 (105 hours): may be taken for 7 graduate credits.
  • Semester 2 (90 hours): may be taken for 6 graduate credits.
  • Semester 3 (90 hours): may be taken for 6 graduate credits.
  • Semester 4 (84 hours): may be taken for 5 graduate credits.
  • State Performance Assessment via edTPA Portfolio.

Please note: A Certificate of Eligibility is not required to register for the CCM pre-service course.

To enter the 350 hour semester phase of the program a candidate must possess a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) from the NJ DOE and successfully pass the Praxis II.  Candidates are required to have a contract teaching position as the teacher of record (not a teacher assistant or substitute) and must be enrolled in the Provisional Teacher Process (PTP) to enter the 4 semesters of training.

For further information, call 201-200-2128 or email

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