NJ Alternate Route Special Ed Teacher.

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  1. Demet Bilter

    Demet Bilter Rookie

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    Aug 25, 2005

    Hello everyone,



    I have a question...I am interested in getting a special ed job through the alternate route..( I hold CEAS in Elementary Education).Does anyone know anything about this? I talked to a principal at a charter school and she informed me that instead of taking the Praxis, I have to have 6 credits in Special Ed and then I apply through my county board of ed. I can't find ANY information regarding this on the NJ ed website......Does anyone know which 6 credits i need to take??
    Any kind of help is greatly appriciated.

    Best regards,

    Demet
     
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  3. shouts

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    That's right... I think it's in the latest reg iteration. You have to be enrolled in a certificate program. You get your C.E. after 6 credits, your C.E.A.S. after 17. Rutgers offers a new non-degree special ed. program - I just enrolled.

    A district just hired me (same situation, CEAS in elementary ed) as a Special Ed. teacher with an emergency certificate. You are allowed to go this route if you are enrolled in a program and will finish the 6 credits by January.

    Good luck!
     
  4. mck588

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    Any more advice?

    I am also interested in this. Have you learned more about it? Rider College has an Alternate Route Special Ed program, but I would like to know if any other colleges do the same.
     
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    Hi shouts,
    Will districts hire you for an alternate route special education if you have a CE in Elementary Education?
     
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    I doubt it... there's enough teachers who have been through student teaching that are looking for jobs. Of course, if you have a lot of experience working with the population and have been subbing in the district, they might consider it.

    I think that alternate special ed route is only open to people with their C.E.A.S, though.
     
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    Great

    Wow, I didn' realize my chances for employment were slim to none. Has anybody taken Praxis 2 Middle School Science?
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    wanateac, ask about Praxis II Middle School Science on the Single Subject Tests subforum of Examinations for Teachers, okay?
     
  9. bnewsome

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    It is extremely complicated in Georgia as well to change careers and have someone assist you in your credentialing. The licensing company gives the person inquiring a robotic answer. There is a need for teachers, but it is difficult for new teachers changing careers to know which avenue is correct especially when it comes to the requirement of praxis 1 and praxis 11 before you are allowed in the classroom. I am in Atlanta.
     

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