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Interested in becoming a teacher in NJ?
Click here for an overview to certification in New Jersey

Are you an out-of-state teacher looking to become certified in NJ?
Click here for information on certification reciprocity

Apply online to become certified in NJ

Check on the status of your application for certification: 

Information on becoming a School Leader in New Jersey

Information for Educational Services Personnel (CST specialists)

Information for Career and Technical Educators

Alternate Route Program - The Alternate Route program is a non-traditional teacher preparation program designed for those individuals who have not completed a formal teacher preparation program at an acredited college or university, but wish to obtain the necessary training to become a NJ certified teacher.  For more information visit:

Praxis Testing / GPA Flexibility

NJ Department of Higher Education Programs - For additional information, please visit: 

NJ County Education Office Information

Information on Criminal History Review/Fingerprinting

New Jersey School Report Card