MCC offers alternate route to certification as teacher

The New Pathways to Teaching program has been created at Middlesex County College (MCC) to allow individuals who have not completed a traditional teacher-training program the opportunity to become teachers through New Jersey’s alternate route system.

There will be an information session to review the requirements of the program from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Brunswick Room in Crabiel Hall on the Edison campus, 2600 Woodbridge Ave.

“Most of our participants have always wanted to teach but, for one reason or another, have not had the opportunity,” said Kimberlee Hooper, director of the Office of School Relations. “Others may have developed this interest in teaching later in life, as they are looking for a more meaningful career helping others. Whatever their motivation, New Pathways is the program that can help them fulfill their dreams. We accept people from a variety of academic disciplines with a minimum 2.75 grade point average in an undergraduate or graduate degree, and a Certificate of Eligibility.

RSVP by calling 732-548-6000, ext. 3144, or emailing and leave your name and phone number.

The Office of School Relations also offers Introduction to Teaching, which is a 24- hour course that covers five weeks and must be completed before applying for a teaching certificate.

The next Introduction to Teaching class will begin Jan. 14 and will meet for five consecutive Thursdays.

For information on either program, visit