Bloomfield College offers a fast-paced weekend program that you can complete in as little as 18 months to prepare for initial teacher certification in early childhood education, elementary education, middle or secondary education. Alternatively, if you already have an initial teaching certification, you can enroll in a fast-track program to obtain an endorsement in special education or early childhood education.
For the initial teacher certification, you would attend class for three trimesters and complete your student teaching assignment during the day in your final semester.
When are courses available?
Courses are available on Friday evening and all day Saturday. You can also enroll in courses during weekday evenings.
Four Traditional Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Programs
If you have a B.A. or B.S. degree, you can enroll in one of our four Initial Teacher Certification Programs to become certified to teach in the state of New Jersey:
Two Endorsement Programs
For applicants who currently have an initial teaching certification, we offer two endorsement certification programs, one in special education and one in early childhood education: