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Graduate Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education

About the Program: 

Bloomfield College offers a fast-paced weekend program that you can complete in as little as 18 months to prepare for initial teacher certification in early childhood and elementary education.  Alternatively, if you already have an initial teaching certification, you can enroll in an endorsement program in early childhood or special education.  In addition, Alternate Route students may fulfill their P-3 coursework requirements at Bloomfield College. 

When are courses available?
Courses are available on Friday evening and all day Saturday. You can also enroll in courses during weekday evenings.

Initial Certification Programs in:

  • Early Childhood (Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3)
  • Elementary (Grades K-6)

Endorsement Programs for teachers who have already completed a teacher education program and passed the appropriate NJ Praxis certification exam:

  • Early Childhood (Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3)
  • Special Education (K-12)

Alternate Route Program for students who already hold a Certificate of Eligibility to teach grades P-3 and provide a letter from their school district verifying employment:

  • Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3)

Apply now using our graduate application.

COURSES: 
EARLY CHILDHOOD (P-3) - INITIAL CERTIFICATION
Notes and Instructions: 
Entrance requirements for initial teacher certification programs: 1. Undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 at an accredited college or university. 2. Minimum of (60 credits)15 course units liberal arts coursework successfully completed. 3. Passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test(s). Must pass all three areas: reading,writing, and math.
ELEMENTARY (K-6) - INITIAL CERTIFICATION
Notes and Instructions: 
Entrance requirements for initial teacher certification programs: 1. Undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 at an accredited college or university. 2. Minimum of (60 credits)15 course units liberal arts coursework successfully completed. 3. Passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test(s). Must pass all three areas: reading,writing, and math.
P-3 Endorsement
Notes and Instructions: 
P-3 endorsement applicants must hold a Certificate of Eligibility to teach grades K-6.
Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
Notes and Instructions: 
Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) endorsement applicants must hold any New Jersey Instructional Teaching certificate.
Alternate Route P-3
Notes and Instructions: 
Alternate Route students must hold a Certificate of Eligibility to teach grades P-3 and provide a letter from their school district verifying employment.