Professional Education and Lifelong Learning
The Division of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning is located in the NJCU Center for Workforce and Community Development at 285 West Side Avenue.
Dr. Michael Edmondson, Dean
Ozzie Lourenco, Administrative Assistant
Professional Education and Lifelong Learning (PELL) provides a diverse population with an excellent education by offering a variety of non-credit classes and programs that include: The New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Alternate Route to Teaching program, Kids on Campus, the Community Music School, the Public Safety Program, Walking Tours, Workplace Essentials, online non-credit classes and certificates, and workforce development programs. PELL also provides customized training programs in business communication, leadership, and many other designed to meet the unique skill develop needs of employers. We recognize that each organization is unique with specific training requirements. We offer free consultation and work closely with your representatives to create a customized training program that meets your unique needs. For more information visit www.njcu.edu/pell.
The New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Alternate Route Program
In collaboration with the College of Education, the Division of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning offers The New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey Alternate Route Program.
Dr. Muriel Rand, Academic Director
Lola Martinez, Administrative Assistant
New Pathways is a unique online program for people with a bachelor's degree to become a certified teacher in New Jersey. We offer three flexible paths:
- Low-cost non-credit course options
- Graduate online credit courses
- Integrated online Masters Degree with certification
NPTNJ offers personalized advice and assistance for navigating the New Jersey Department of Education regulations, strong faculty support, and high-quality coursework.
- Convenient- Fully online anywhere in New Jersey
- Established- NJ Department of Education approved for more than 15 years
- Comprehensive- Over 60 Certificates of Eligibility accepted
- Dedicated- Student-focused instructors and personalized assistance
- Flexible- Graduate credit or not-for -credit options
For more information visit https://www.njcu.edu/academics/professional-education-and-lifelong-learning/new-pathways-teaching-nj.