HCCC info sessions for would-be teachers


JERSEY CITY — Hudson County Community College is continuing to conduct information sessions to acquaint college graduates with a program that will enable them to become licensed teachers. The next session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at the college’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk St. in Jersey City. Please pre-register by calling HCCC’s Non-Credit Office at (201) 360-4255.

 Additional sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.

Hudson County Community College, in a unique collaborative project with New Jersey City University, is offering the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ), a program that enables individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) to become licensed teachers without having to complete a traditional teacher training program.


To qualify for admission into NPTNJ, a student must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 in undergraduate studies or the highest degree earned
  • A passing score on the Praxis II Content Area exam in the intended teaching field
  • A Certificate of Eligibility issued by the State of New Jersey

In addition, the college will offer an “Introduction to Teaching” course, which is one of the requirements necessary to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the New Jersey Department of Education.

For additional information on NPTNJ, visit www.hccc.edu/newpathways and www.nptnj.org.  For information on the Praxis test for N.J., visit www.ets.org.

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