Finding a Job

Finding a Job in Education (Teaching Search Engines):

  1. Project Connect: http://careers.education.wisc.edu/projectconnect/MainMenu.cfm
  2. American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE): http://www.aaee.org/cwt/external/wcpages/index.aspx
  3. Teachers-Teachers: http://www.teachers-teachers.com/
  4. Education America: http://www.educationamerica.net/
  5. K-12 Jobs: http://www.k12jobs.com/
  6. Carney, Sandoe Associates (Private Schools): http://www.carneysandoe.com/
  7. NJ Hire: http://www.njhire.com/DefaultNJ.cfm?CFID=982567510&CFTOKEN=78BF5CB88D424BB2AC7B2379AC5F2EAF
  8. NJ School Jobs: http://www.njschooljobs.com/
  9. Teacher Jobs: http://www.teacherjobs.com/
  10. Jobs for Teachers: http://www.jobsforteachers.com/
  11. Summer Teaching Opportunities:
    1. Andover Summer Session
    2. http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/
  12. Indeed: http://www.indeed.com
  13. New York Teachers.Net: http://newyork.teachers.net/
  14. New York OLAS: http://www.olasjobs.org/
  15. Teach NYC: http://schools.nyc.gov/TeachNYC/default.htm
  16. CT REAP: http://www.ctreap.net/
  17. CEA: http://www.cea.org/jobs/
  18. CT Teaching Job Opportunities: http://www.ctreap.net/jobsrch.php
  19. PA REAP: http://www.pareap.net/
  20. PA Educators: http://www.pa-educator.net/

Department of Defense Dependent Schools:

  1. http://www.dodea.edu/offices/hr/employment/teacher.htm

American Schools Abroad:

  1. Dept. of State: http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/, http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/c6971.htm, http://www.state.gov/m/a/os/c16899.htm
  2. International School Services: http://www.iss.edu/education-careers/
  3. European Council of International Schools: http://www.ecis.org/page.cfm?p=388
  4. Search Associates for Teaching Overseas: http://www.search-associates.com./associates/graduate_programs.cfm
  5. Association of American Schools in South America: http://www.aassa.com/index.asp
  6. The Association of American Schools in Central America: http://www.tri-association.org/
  7. Association for the Advancement of International Education: http://www.aaie.org/
  8. Fulbright Teacher Exchange: http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org/
  9. TEFL: http://www.bridgetefl.com/?gclid=CPmxhu6OkKoCFYaD5QodGgfCzw 

Independent Schools:

  1. http://www.nais.org/

County Offices

Superintendent of Schools

Atlantic County Office of Education
Mr. Thomas Dowd, Executive County Superintendent
6260 Old Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-1599
(609) 625-0004

Bergen County Office of Education
Mr. Robert Gilmartin Passaic Executive County Superintendent
One Bergen County Plaza
3rd Floor, Room 350
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 336-6875

Burlington County Office of Education 
Ms. Peggy Nicolosi Camden Executive County Superintendent
P.O. Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Office Location: 2 Academy Drive, Westhampton, NJ 08060
(609) 265-5060

Camden County Office of Education
Ms. Peggy Nicolosi, Executive County Superintendent
Jefferson Hall, 3rd floor
P.O. Box 200; College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 401-2400

Cape May County Office of Education
Dr. Richard Stepura, Cumberland Executive County Superintendent
4 Moore Road – DN 701
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
(609) 465-1283

Cumberland County Office of Education
Dr. Richard Stepura, Executive County Superintendent
19 Landis Avenue
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(856) 451-0211

Essex County Office of Education
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, Executive County Superintendent
Leroy Smith Public Safety Building
60 Nelson Place, 1st Floor South
Newark, NJ  07102-1501
(973) 621-2750

Gloucester County Office of Education 
Mr. Robert Bumpus, Salem Executive County Superintendent
Shady Lane Complex
254 County House Road
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
(856) 686-8370

Hudson County Office of Education
Ms. Monica Tone, Manager, Hudson Co. Office
595 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office Location: 595 County Ave., Bldg. 3, Secaucus, NJ  07094
(201) 369-5290

Hunterdon County Office of Education
Dr. Rosalie S. Lamonte,Sussex Executive County Superintendent
P.O. Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
Office Location: 10 Court St., Flemington
(908) 788-1414

Mercer County Office of Education
Dr. Samuel Stewart, Executive County Superintendent
1075 Old Trenton Road
Trenton, NJ 08690
(609) 588-5877

Middlesex County Office of Education
Dr. Samuel Stewart, Mercer Executive Superintendent
1460 Livingston Avenue
Building 400, 2nd Floor
North Brunswick, NJ  08902
(732) 249-2900

Monmouth County Office of Education
Mr. Joseph Passiment,Exec. Co. School Business Administrator
P.O. Box 1264
Freehold, NJ 07728-1264
Office Location: 60 Neptune Blvd.,2nd fl. Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 431-7810

Morris County Office of Education
Dr. Kathleen C. Serafino, Acting Executive Superintendent
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900
Office Location: 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown, NJ  07960
(973) 285-8332

Ocean County Office of Education
Mr. Thomas Dowd, Atlantic Executive County Superintendent
212 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 929-2078

Passaic County Office of Education
Mr. Robert Gilmartin, Executive County Superintendent
501 River Street
Paterson, NJ 07524
(973) 569-2110

Salem County Office of Education
Mr. Robert Bumpus, Executive County Superintendent
164 Route 45
Salem, NJ 08079
(856) 339-8611

Somerset County Office of Education 
Dr. Kathleen C. Serafino, Morris Executive County Superintendent
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ  08876
Office Location: 27 Warren Street, Somerville
(908) 541-5700

Sussex County Office of Education
Dr. Rosalie S. Lamonte,  Executive County Superintendent
262 White Lake Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
(973) 579-6996

Union County Office of Education
Mr. Joseph Passiment Monmouth Exec. Co. School Business Administrator
300 No. Avenue, East
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 654-9860

Warren County Office of Education
Dr. Rosalie S. Lamonte, Sussex Executive County Superintendent
1501 Route 57
Washington, NJ  07882
(908) 689-0464

Principal and Supervisor Certification

Principal Certification

I. State Requirements for the Principal’s Certificate

In order to qualify the New Jersey principal’s certificate, candidates must fulfill the following conditions in at least one of the areas identified below:

A. Candidates who Hold a Master’s Degree, the N.J. Supervisor’s Certificate and 5or More Years of Supervisory Experience

A candidate who holds a valid New Jersey supervisor endorsement and a master’s degree or higher in a field other than school administration, school leadership, business or public administration, or curriculum and instruction will be eligible for a principal CE upon presenting the following:

  • Official documentation of 5 years of successful full-time experience as a supervisor of an instructional area or department related to the Core Curriculum Content Standards under a valid New Jersey supervisor certificate;
  • Official documentation evidencing completion of a New Jersey State-approved certification program in educational leadership offered by providers approved by the Department. This program shall include, but not be limited to:
    • preparation for educational leadership through experiences related to the performance-based Professional Standards for School Leaders and the CCCS;
    • 225 clock hours of formal instruction in leadership and human resource management;
      communications; data-based research strategies for decision-making; finance and law; and
    • a district internship providing professional experiences in school administration; and
  • Official documentation evidencing passage of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment that is acquired through study of the topics listed in item A.2(ii) above, aligned with the Professional Standards for School Leaders, and that is most directly related to the functions of principals as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:9-12.3(b).

B. Candidates who Hold a Master’s Degree, the N.J. Supervisor’s Certificate, and 0-5 Years of Supervisory Experience and 5 years of Full-Time Teaching Experience

A candidate who holds a valid New Jersey supervisor endorsement and a master’s degree or higher in a field other than school administration, school leadership, business or public administration, or curriculum and instruction, but who has 0-5 years supervisory experience will be eligible for a principal CE upon presenting the following:

  • Official documentation of 5 years of successful full-time teaching experience;
  • Official documentation evidencing completion of a New Jersey State-approved certification program in educational leadership offered by providers approved by the Department. This program shall include, but not be limited to:
    • preparation for educational leadership through experiences related to the performance-based Professional Standards for School Leaders and the CCCS;
    • 275 clock hours of formal instruction in leadership and human resource management;
      communications; data-based research strategies for decision-making; finance and law; and
    • a 90 clock hour district internship providing professional experiences in school administration; and
  • Official documentation evidencing passage of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment that is acquired through study of the topics listed in item A.2(ii) above, aligned with the Professional Standards for School Leaders, and that is most directly related to the functions of principals as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:9-12.3(b).
Supervisor Certification

State Requirements for the Supervisor’s Certificate

In order to qualify the New Jersey supervisor’s certificate, candidates must fulfill the following four conditions:

  1. Candidates must hold a master’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited college of university.
  2. Candidates must possess a valid New Jersey or out-of-state instructional (i.e., teaching) certificate or a New Jersey educational services certificate.
  3. Candidates must demonstrate 3 years of successful full-time professional experience in teaching or in a position for which the New Jersey educational services certificate is held. (For a complete list of valid New Jersey educational services certificates, see N.J.A.C. 6A: 9-11.9).
  4. Candidates must complete an approved program of studies including (a) a general principles P-12 course in staff supervision, (b) a general principles P-12 course in curriculum development and evaluation, (c) a graduate elective curriculum course in a specific content area or at a specific grade level range, and (d) a graduate elective course in either supervision or curriculum.

For more detailed information regarding Supervisor certification please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/education/educators/license/guide.pdf

Coursework Requirements

Coursework Requirements for Teachers in New Jersey

Prerequisite Coursework

All states require that certified teachers at a minimum have a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, some states have undergraduate credit hour requirements for certification in specialty areas. Here are New Jersey’s undergraduate prerequisites for some of the most popular specialty areas:

  • Elementary Education: For certification as an elementary school teacher, completion of a major in the liberal arts, sciences, or a minimum of 60 liberal arts credits is required. A “Liberal arts major” means any college major such as philosophy, history, literature, sociology, science, mathematics, or world language that is intended primarily to provide general knowledge and to develop an individual’s general intellectual capacities to reason and evaluate, as opposed to professional or vocational skills. The New Jersey Department of Education will make the final determination as to which courses will be counted towards liberal arts study. All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 4-year college/university transcript. If courses are taken at a community college, those credits must be transferred to a regionally accredited 4-year college transcript. Elementary Ed Subject Specialty requires the above EE Cert. PLUS 15 credits in the subject specialty.
  • Secondary English/Language Arts: Current regulations for certification require that applicants complete a minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in English. A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level). All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 4-year college/university transcript. If courses are taken at a community college, those credits must be transferred to a regionally accredited 4-year college transcript.
  • Secondary Mathematics: Current regulations for certification require that applicants complete a minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in Math. A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level). All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 4-year college/university transcript. If courses are taken at a community college, those credits must be transferred to a regionally accredited 4-year college transcript.
  • Secondary History/Social Science: Current regulations for certification require that applicants complete a minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in Social Studies. Social studies includes American history, European history, world history, government, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology and economics. A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level). Within the 30 credits, the candidate must complete a minimum of 15 semester hour credits in history to include a minimum of one course in American History and one course in World History. All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 4-year college/university transcript. If courses are taken at a community college, those credits must be transferred to a regionally accredited 4-year college transcript.
  • Secondary Science: Current regulations for certification require that applicants complete a minimum of 30 credits in a coherent sequence in Science. A coherent sequence requires that at least 12 credits are completed at the advanced level of study (junior, senior or graduate level). All credits must appear on a regionally accredited 4-year college/university transcript. If courses are taken at a community college, those credits must be transferred to a regionally accredited 4-year college transcript.