Alternate Route Linked to the Master’s Degree
The Alternate Route Program for World Language teachers has been approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and it is linked to the Master’s in Urban Education with a World Languages Specialization (Spanish). Successful completion of the Alternate Route program results in eligibility to apply for a Certificate of Advanced Standing for Teachers of Spanish. If a candidate is accepted for matriculation, all credits from the Alternate Route Program will be accepted towards the graduate degree requirements in the M.A. in Urban Education with a specialization in World Languages.
This program is designed to expand the options for high quality teachers to enter the workforce in New Jersey. It will allow teachers with a Certificate of Eligibility to attain permanent certification. The program provides the overall content of the traditional Alternate Route Program with respect to the State of New Jersey Professional Standards and time equivalent. In addition, particular emphasis is placed on second language acquisition, as well as standards-based curriculum and assessment practices in the world languages classroom. The program consists of 15 semester hours. Prospective teachers must qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility as issued by the New Jersey State Department of Education before entering the Internship Phase.
Admission into the Program
Students are required to have a minimum 2.75 GPA from their undergraduate degree or from a post-graduate degree program. In order to complete the Alternate Route
Requirements, all students must have achieved:
- A qualifying score on the Praxis II exam in Spanish Language;
- A minimum score of Advanced-low on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in Spanish developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL);
And must qualify and have applied for:
- A Certificate of Eligibility from the New Jersey State Department of Education.
New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) Students
Students who have completed The New Pathways Program and opt for graduate credit and who hold a Certificate of Eligibility in Spanish may apply 15 graduate credits towards the M.A. in Urban Education-World Language Specialization (Spanish). For more information, please go to http://www.njcu.edu/admissions/new-pathways-teaching-nj-nptnj.
|LANG 510||Second Language Methodology I 1||3|
|LANG 610||Second Language Methodology II 1||3|
|LANG 603||Integrating Spanish Children's Literature in the Second Lang Classroom 1||3|
|LANG 611||Assessment in the Second Language Classroom 1||3|
|EDU 500||Classroom Management Workshop 2||1|
|EDU 2655||Alternate Route Internship & Seminar in World Language Education 2||2|
These 12 credits can be applied towards the M.A.
These courses are completed during the first year of employment as a Spanish teacher. The teacher will be supervised by a faculty member in the Mondern Languages Department.