The Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) program is a blended program intended for professionals seeking teacher certification. The purpose of the certificate is to provide skills and competencies to meet changing certification requirements. Students who successfully complete this program will be qualified for an Advanced Certificate of Eligibility for the New Jersey Instructional License as an elementary or secondary teacher. The CEAS program is guided by state and national standards.
Formal admission is required to enter CEAS program. Applicants must submit the following materials:
Official transcripts confirming a 3.0 GPA and completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution showing 15-30 credits in specialized field for secondary teacher's subject areas (English, History, Science, Math) and 60 Liberal Arts credits required for Elementary (K-6).
Submitting a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II (For information on upcoming Praxis dates, visit www.ets.praxis or call 1-800-772-9476).
In addition to the Praxis II, you will also need to take the Praxis Core exam. The State of NJ will waive the Praxis Core requirement if you have one of the minimum scores below:
SAT: 1660 combined score (critical reading, math and writing) (If taken before 4/1/1995, Reading 480, Math 520)
GRE: 310 combined score (quantitative and verbal) and 4.0 on the analytical writing section
Two page, double spaced, typed statement of goals
Interview with an admissions adviser
Elementary CEAS Course of Study
Total Required Credits 21, Candidates must take courses in sequential order:
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