The Career and Technical Education Alternate Route Program at WPUNJ offers courses, seminars, and virtual field supervision leading to state certification in a Career and Technical Education area. Applicants to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Alternate Route Program must have a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) in a CTE area or domain from the New Jersey Department of Education. Candidates may fulfill the 50-hour pre-professional course requirement before being accepted to the program. For full acceptance to this alternate route program, candidates must gain employment as a full-time CTE Teacher of Record in the area corresponding with their CE. This 350-hour, two-year program is offered in an online format which means that candidates from all areas of New Jersey can attend without traveling to campus. Throughout the program, seminar instructors provide ongoing coaching through virtual observations, opportunities for reflection and discussion.
New Jersey is currently facing a shortage of career and technical education (CTE) teachers and is looking to increase the pool of qualified candidates. Recruiting high-quality CTE teachers is vital to filling current and anticipated open positions in high-need industries.
50-Hour Pre-Professional Seminar for Career and Technical Education
(a 50-hour pre-professional course is required for all alternate route candidates; P-3 50-hour pre-professional course is not accepted for the CTE Alternate Route Program) (Please email David Ferrier at email@example.com about availability of 50-hour course for previous 24-hour course completers)
Next course runs 9/11/2023 - 12/3/2023
Rolling admissions through November 3, 2023.
Please follow the link below to register for the 50-hour course at WPU:
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis CTE 350-Hour Alternate Route Program
Next cohort begins on 1/23/2024
Please contact David Ferrier for admissions information.
August 18, 2023: Fall semester (Deadline Passed)January 1, 2024: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis
For admission to the program, candidates must:
To begin the program, candidates:
General Information for Applicants:
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470