I have some questions regarding the alternate route in New Jersey. I have done several searches and found a lot of useful information but since I am at the very beginning of the process my questions are more procedural. I put Lynettstoy in the title because I believe she went alternate route in New Jersey and seems to have a wealth of information. Anyone else who has any information I would gladly appreciate. First, I would like to know how to prioritize what to do. Is the first thing that should be done sending my transcripts out to have them reviewed to see what I am eligible for? Is there something else I should start with? There are a lot of things that are confusing to me about the process overall. In order to begin you need the CE...Now once that is obtained you're supposed to begin seeking employment...It seems a difficult thing to do to seek employment for a job that you have no experience in and aren't yet certified for. What is the best way to approach this? Do you contact districts directly and tell them what you're doing first? I don't see how anyone would get any responses to applications unless they knew someone/talked to someone first. It is the end of April. Is it too late to be starting this process for September? I assume I will have my transcripts by the beginning of next week. If I then send them out to be reviewed perhaps I will know what I am eligible for by the second week of May? Then I would take the Praxis? There are a lot of questions that I have about all of this but I look forward to reading any answers or hearing about anyone's personal experiences. Thanks so much.