Teaching Credentials FAQs

Those who complete appropriate undergraduate degrees at Thomas Edison State College and who pass the required certification content examination(s) such as the PRAXIS series are well prepared to enter teaching via the New Jersey Alternate Route Program or through completing a graduate-level teacher certification program at another institution. Graduates may also become employed as teachers in private school settings that do not require teacher certification. Thomas Edison State College’s undergraduate programs provide the academic content preparation for teaching at both elementary and secondary levels including English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Biological Science, and Foreign Languages. For additional information regarding requirements for teacher licensure in New Jersey, please visit New Jersey's Department of Education - Licensure & Credentials.

Click here for additional information regarding Thomas Edison State College’s undergraduate degree programs in academic content licensure areas.

Can Thomas Edison State College help me become a teacher?

Yes. Although Thomas Edison State College does not offer a degree in education, the New Jersey Department of Education has recognized Thomas Edison State College as an appropriate venue for students to enter the profession of teaching.

Those who complete appropriate undergraduate degrees at Thomas Edison State College and who pass the required certification content examination(s) such as the PRAXIS series are well prepared to enter teaching via the New Jersey Alternate Route Program or through completing a graduate-level teacher certification program at another institution. Graduates may also become employed as teachers in private school settings that do not require teacher certification. Thomas Edison State College’s undergraduate programs provide the academic content preparation for teaching at both elementary and secondary levels including English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Biological Science, and Foreign Languages. For additional information regarding requirements for teacher licensure in New Jersey, please visit New Jersey's Department of Education - Licensure & Credentials.

Click here for additional information regarding Thomas Edison State College’s undergraduate degree programs in academic content licensure areas.

After completing a bachelor's degree, and meeting the specific requirements outlined by the state, many of our graduates successfully enter into teaching positions in various subjects throughout New Jersey.

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