EMSE Alternate Route

DEGREE OFFERED

  • Non-Degree
  • Option: Elementary, Middle and High School Alternate Route

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:       June 1
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Alternate Route program is designed for employed public school teachers seeking teacher certification in K-5, K-5 & 5-8, and K-12.  Qualification for this program requires employment by a school district within the alternate route program.  Students must submit proof of employment via an official letter from the school district.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Letter of employment from a school district or school
  • Copy of the teaching contract
  • Certificate of Eligibility (CE) from the New Jersey Department of Education      
  • Professional Resume/CV        
  • Personal statement
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Aside from completing all coursework, all candidates are required to complete a one-year mentoring prerequisite arranged through their school district before becoming fully certified.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ALTERNATE ROUTE PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION TEACHERS – TRACK A (K-5)

These courses will fulfill the 200 hours + 90 hours for the Alternate Route Program

EMSE 5560

Introduction to Education: Teaching Theory and Practice

6 credits

EMSE 5314

Introduction to Language Arts and Reading

3 credits

EMSE 5320

Computers in the School Curriculum I

3 credits

EMSE 5323

Theory and Practice in Teaching Mathematics

3 credits

EMSE 5005

Foundations in Special Education

3 credits

EMSE 5561

Seminar in Teaching

3 credits

TOTAL OF 21 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ALTERNATE ROUTE PROGRAM FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION TEACHERS – TRACK B (K-12)

These courses will fulfill the 200 hours + 90 hours for the Alternate Route Program

All students following Track B are required to complete the following 5 courses: (15 CREDITS)

EMSE 5315

Introduction to Language Arts & Reading in Teaching Content Areas

3 credits

EMSE 5320

Computers in the School Curriculum I

3 credits

EMSE 5561

Seminar in Teaching

3 credits

PSY 5120

Social Psychology of Adolescence*

3 credits

SPED 5005

Foundations in Special Education

3 credits

Choose one of the 3 following courses depending on area of specialty: (3 CREDITS)

EMSE 5220 Or

Teaching the Mathematics Curriculum

3 credits

EMSE 5230 Or

Teaching the Science Curriculum

3 credits

EMSE 5240 Or

Teaching the Social Studies Curriculum

3 credits

Choose one of the 5 following courses depending on area of specialty: (3 CREDITS)

EMSE 5311 Or

Current Theory & Practice in Teaching Language Arts

3 credits

EMSE 5323 Or

Current Theory & Practice in Teaching Mathematics

3 credits

EMSE 5330 Or

Current Theory & Practice in Teaching Science

3 credits

EMSE 5341 Or

Current Theory & Practice in Teaching Social Studies

3 credits

EMSE 5561

Teaching Foreign Language

3 credits

*(For those without equivalent undergrad level course)

TOTAL OF 21 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ALTERNATE ROUTE PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION TEACHERS – TRACK C (K-5/5-8)

These courses will fulfill the 200 hours + 90 hours for the Alternate Route Program

EMSE 5560

Introduction to Education: Teaching Theory and Practice

6 credits

EMSE 5314

Introduction to Language Arts and Reading

3 credits

EMSE 5323

Theory and Practice in Teaching Mathematics

3 credits

SPED 5005

Foundations in Special Education

3 credits

PSY 5120

Social Psychology of Adolescence*

3 credits

EMSE 5320

Computers in the School Curriculum I

3 credits

EMSE 5561

Seminar in Teaching

3 credits

*(For those without equivalent undergrad level course)

TOTAL OF 24 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

Early Childhood/Family Studies (Graduate)
t: 908-737-3789
e:ecfsdept@kean.edu