Alternate Route Program
Alternate Route Program at Rowan University
Frank J. Orlando, Co-Director
Lynne C. Levy, Co-Director
What is the New Jersey Alternate Route Program?
The New Jersey Alternate Route Program is a non-traditional teacher preparation program designed for those individuals with a bachelor's degree, who HAVE NOT completed a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, but wish to obtain the necessary training to become a New Jersey certified teacher.
In order to be enrolled in the New Jersey Alternate Route Program, an individual must have a Certificate of Eligibility from the State and be employed in a teaching position. To take the Alternate Route classes, the employing school must process an enrollment application for the teacher through the Provisional Teaching Office in Trenton. There are no stand-alone undergraduate or graduate classes that can be taken to fulfill this program requirement prior to employment in a New Jersey school.
Follow the links on the left of this page for information from the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) regarding the Alternate Route Program.
Information for those interested in the Alternate Route Program
Completing the Alternate Route program requires that a series of identified steps be untaken by a prospective applicant in a specified order. Details are identified at the following NJ Department of Education website:
The first step is to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the State (see link on left). One part of this is to take a 24 Hour class.
Information for those currently enrolled in Rowan University's Alternate Route Program
Reminder: Phase II classes begin January 7 (West Deptford) and January 9 (Blackwood & Glassboro)