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The Office of Education Enrollment and Certification supports students wishing to become NJ certified teachers as well as those who are looking to obtain other licenses to work in various public school roles by providing information about necessary steps and requirements and by working directly with the NJ Department of Education to recommend program completers for licensure and confirm successful program completion.

Undergraduate Education Majors

Are you pursuing your bachelor's degree and wish to become a licensed teacher?  At William Paterson University's College of Education,  you may select an education major during the admissions process or afterwards.  Learn more about the College of Education and the steps to begin taking education coursework by clicking here.  

Graduate Education Programs

Do you hold a bachelor's degree and wish to become a certified teacher?  Explore the College of Education's varied initial certification programs which include certificate, master's alternate route and traditional programs.  Areas of licensure include Pre-School through Grade 3, Elementary Education (K-6), ESL, Secondary Education (subject specific for grades K-12) and Career and Technical Education (CTE).

Are you already a certified teacher and want to pursue a master's or doctoral degree or additional licensure?  The College of Education offers a diverse array of programs in the following areas: bilingual education, early childhood education, English as a second language (ESL), higher education, principal (educational leadership and doctorate), reading/literacy, student assistance coordinator, professional counseling (school, mental health, and director of school counseling), school library media, school nursing, special education (teacher of students with disabilities, learning disabilities teacher-consultant (LDT-C), and autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities), STEAM, and supervision.

Click here to review a list of graduate programs in the College of Education and to connect to program directors and admissions details.  

Also, review graduate program policies, general requirements and graduation steps.

Graduate Program Policies, Requirements and Graduation

Licensure and Certification

Are you at the end of a WP College of Education program and wish to take the next steps towards your license?  The Office of Education Enrollment and Certification looks forward to partnering with you on this important process.  Are you completing an alternate route program?  Contact   for next steps.

Licensure Directions and Fees

Office Information

1600 Valley Road, Suite 4112 (Dean’s Office) Wayne NJ 07470
Telephone: 973-720-2139
For directions to the university and map of the campus click here.

Spring/Fall Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
(Beginning the first week of June)
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:15pm*
*Note: The week of Independence Day follow an 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. schedule (no extended hours)

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