P3 Alternate Route Program

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About This Degree

This program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

This completely online program is designed for candidates who have the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool through Grade Three regular (not the temporary) Certificate of Eligibility, working full time as a lead teacher in an early childhood setting, completed the 50 hour Introduction to Teaching P3 course and are required to complete the NJDOE approved 24-credit course of study. The courses focus on developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum and the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective early childhood educator. A letter of completion or NJDOE program verification form can be obtained by the candidate upon completion of the program requirements.

Candidates in this program should obtain a grade of B or higher in all their courses to be able to apply for the P3 standard certificate.