Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program
Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program


Alternate Route

The Alternate Route program is a non-traditional teacher preparation program, designed for those individuals who HAVE NOT completed a formal teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university, but who wish to obtain the necessary training to become a NJ certified teacher.

APPLY NOW: Early Bird Registration for September 2016-17 Classes!

We are currently taking applications and candidates for the upcoming school year.  Fill out the attached ECPTTP Registration Form and forward via email.  Mail your registration fee in the form of money order or bank check of $50.00 to the Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program, 141 Park Street, Montclair, New Jersey 07042 before August 31, 2016.

You will be notified of your acceptance once we are in receipt of your application.  A registration evening and informative session will be held prior to the start of classes which will be posted on our website.

Check our website for all upcoming classes for the 2016-17 school year.

The core program requires 200 hours of formal instruction over two years. This website describes the program as it is administered in the Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program which is located in Montclair, New Jersey.

If you don't find what you need in the pages here, contact us for more information.


  • The Essex County Provisional Teacher Training Program (ECPTTP) has worked closely with the New Jersey State Department of Education in support of alternate teacher training for more than 20 years. We know what you need.
  • Coursework incorporates New Jersey State Professional Standards and the Common Core, and is designed to support each classroom teacher’s experience, knowledge, and subject area.
  • Our staff are experienced, knowledgeable, tenured school administrators on all academic levels.
  • Our program is affordably priced, and we provide a flexible payment schedule.
  • Our instructional calendar speads out over a year to make it more manageable. Rolling program dates provide candidates with options based on personal and professional needs.
  • The training site is centrally located in Montclair, New Jersey, with easy access to all major highways, including the Garden State Parkway, Route 280, Route 3, Route 4, Route 46, and Route 80. We are only 12 miles from New York City. Major public transportation is also close by and accessible.
  • Designated on-site parking for candidates at the program site.
  • Montclair is known for its wide variety of affordable restaurants, most no more than 10 minutes from the program site.
  • On-site support is provided by knowledgeable staff, who are always available to answer your questions.
Program Co-Directors:   Ms. Renee A. Graham
Ms. Joanne Petrigliano
Contact us
New Jersey State Department of Education
Office of Licensure of Credentials
(609) 984-6377